10 March 2015
“А great tragedy for the entire sports world took place yesterday in Argentina. Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, boxer Alexis Vastine and sailor Florence Arthaud, were killed in a plane crash.
On behalf of the Russian Olympic Committee and myself, I express my deepest condolences to the families of the French athletes and to the French National Olympic Committee. It’s sad when talented athletes, supported by fans from different corners of the globe pass away in the prime of life. The Olympic Movement has suffered a great loss. Today we mourn together with our French friends and colleagues,”- said Alexander Zhukov.