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The Roscongress Foundation and the Russian Olympic Committee Agree upon Supporting the Olympic Movement

5 September 2019
Фонд Росконгресс и Олимпийский комитет России договорились о поддержке Олимпийского движения

The Roscongress Foundation and the Russian Olympic Committee have signed a Cooperation Agreement at the Eastern Economic Forum. The parties have agreed to assist each other in fulfilling statutory tasks, including cooperation in preparing for the Eastern Economic Forum, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian Investment Forum and other congress events organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

«As part of our activities, we are ready to support projects for developing the Olympic movement in Russia and promoting the Olympic ideals, and we are also ready to assist in finding Russian and international partners. We already cooperate in this area: business sessions on sports and sporting programme events initiated by the ROC have become an important part of the Eastern Economic Forum and other projects,» said Roscongress Foundation CEO and Chairman of the Board Alexander Stuglev.

The session «Olympism and the Asia-Pacific: Mutual Influence» as part of the EEF programme was attended by Deputy General Director of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Pere Miró, President of the Japanese Olympic Committee and Olympic judo champion Yasuhiro Yamashita, President of the Korean Olympic Committee and IOC member Lee Kee-Heung, and Vice-President of the Chinese Olympic Committee and IOC member Li Lingwei.

«The biggest economic forums have become an effective platform for the ROC to develop international sports relations and strengthen the image of Russian athletes, opening up new opportunities for presentation and implementation of our major projects and programmes. Last year, we signed an agreement with the Chinese National Olympic Committee in Vladivostok and today we will sign one with the Japanese National Olympic Committee. The Eastern Economic Forum has really become a trust area for the ROC and we are interested in expanding cooperation with the Roscongress Foundation,» said Stanislav Pozdnyakov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee.

The Cooperation Agreement between the Russian and Japanese Olympic Committees will be signed at the ROC platform in Vladivostok. The EEF 2019 participants and Primorye residents will be able to see a unique exhibition dedicated to summer sports included in the programme for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, leaders of the Russian national team and sports legends, as well as true artifacts of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.