On March 29 at the initiative of the Russian Olympic Committee a meeting “On the issues of promoting the sports not included in the program of the Olympic Games and Winter Olympic Games to the International Olympic Movement” was held.
In the Olympic training center «Planernaya» a Report-and-election Conference of the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia (FSJR) was held. The representatives of about forty regions of our country gathered in Moscow. Alexander Gorbenko, Deputy Moscow mayor, and Gianni Merlo, the President of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) addressed the delegates with the salutatory telegrams. Viktor Gusev, a famous sports commentator, read them out to an ovation.