Stanislav Pozdnyakov commented on the election of Spyros Capralos as a President of the European Olympic Committees.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov, ROC President:
– First of all, I want to congratulate Mr. Capralos on the support he received from his colleagues today. Winning an election is always a great responsibility for the head of an organization, especially when decisions have to be made in difficult and sometimes challenging circumstances involving problems of a global nature. This requires experience, knowledge and will, all of which Mr. Spyros Capralos has. We know each other well, he is a great professional who knows all aspects and traditions of the Olympic movement perfectly well. His work as the head of the Hellenic NOC and as a member of the IOC has always been respected. I would like to wish him and the European Olympic Committees success, luck, unity and further development for the benefit of all our Olympic and sporting community.