A meeting of the International Cooperation Commission was held at the ROC

A meeting of the ROC International Cooperation Commission, chaired by the Head of Department for International Cooperation Elena Anikina, was held on Monday, December 22, at the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).

The event was attended by the Honorary President of the ROC, a member of the International Olympic Committee Vitaly Smirnov, President of the All-Russia Athletic Federation Valentin Balakhnichev, co-Chair of the Committee of National and non-Olympic Sports of Russia Gennady Alyoshin, Deputy Director of Department for the Development of Winter Sports and Coordination of the Preparation Process for the Sochi Olympic Games of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation Alexei Tsygankov, Deputy Director of the Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Khorev, Advisor to the ROC President Valery Vorobyov, Head of the ROC Department for International Relations, Honorary Vice President of the ROC Victor Khotochkin and others.

In his opening speech Vitaly Smirnov made recommendations on the work of the Commission and spoke about the main decisions, taken after the 127th IOC Extraordinary Session in Monaco. He also noted the strong position of the ROC and the Russian sports federations in the international arena.

Commission members heard reports from Elena Anikina, who elaborated on the Agenda 2020 recommendations, Mikhail Khorev, who spoke about the resolution, adopted by the UN General Assembly entitled “Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace” and Head of the Sports Federations Relations Sector of the ROC International Relations Department Alexei Slautin, who spoke about the results of the meetings with the Russian sports federations representatives devoted to the international cooperation.

In addition, the meeting discussed issues related to the Ufa’s bid for the 2021 World Games and the Sport Accord Convention 2015 to be held in Sochi. Chair of the Commission proposed to hold annual meetings with the Russian representatives of international sports organizations and the heads of the all-Russian sports federations, with the participation of the representatives of the Ministry of Sport and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.