DUSHANBE, January 30, Asia-Plus -- The first 4-member delegation of Tajikistan Olympic team, including two sportsmen, Andrey Drygin and Abdughaffor Sharipov, as well as Muhammadsho Abdulloyev, Director General of Tajikistan’s National Olympic Committee (NOC), and Shirin Mamadsafoyev, Secretary General of the Tajik NOC, left for the Italian city of Turin on January 29 to take part in the Twentieth Winter Olympic games. 

 According to information from the NOC press service, Tajik sportsman Andrey Drygin will participate in the mountain skiing.  The second group numbering ten people is supposed to leave for Italy on February 8, the source said.           

The Twentieth Winter Olympic Games will be held in Turin from February 10-26.  The general sponsor of the Tajik team in the Games is Russian aluminum giant “Russky Aluminy” (Russian Aluminum or Rusal) in Tajikistan.