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What it takes
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In previous years, Russian athletes have been very successful at the Olympics.
In the last Olympic Games in Beijing, Russia came third in the medal table - winning 72 medals!
So why are Russian athletes so successful at the Olympics?
This week British Olympic medallist Matthew Pinsent has been to one of the Russian sports schools in Ekaterinburg.
Join Natalie in this week's video to hear about the Russian sports school and learn the phrases 'hard work' and 'what it takes'.
Vocabulary: 'hard work' and 'what it takes'
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