Official SportAccord Convention 2015 Signing Hosted by “Russia – Country of Sports” Forum

13.10.2014

Chuvash Republic, Russia – President of SportAccord and SportAccord Convention, Mr. Marius L. Vizer joined many senior International and Russian leaders in sport to attend the

V International Sports Forum "Russia - Country of Sports" taking place in the Chuvash Republic. The Forum is held under the chairmanship of the President of the Russian Federation Mr. Vladimir Putin and focuses on development to improve the physical fitness and sports activities in the country.

The Forum provided an ideal back drop for the official signing ceremony for the upcoming SportAccord Convention taking place in Sochi, Russia from 19-24 April 2015. President Marius L. Vizer was joined by the Governor of the Krasnodar Region, Mr. Alexander Tkachev for the official signing of the agreement.    

Mr. Vizer said, “Bringing the SportAccord Convention to Sochi is the best way to integrate the Olympic Legacy for the benefit of global sport and local society in a joint project with SportAccord, which combines sport with business, integrating media, marketing, sports suppliers, energy, culture, art, and education”. He also stated “with the Host City collaboration, the Convention is the ideal platform and occasion to integrate the new direction of the SportAccord Convention – World Sport and Business Summit.  

Governor Tkachev of the Krasnodar Region stated, “SportAccord Convention is a unique platform for the interaction of many sports organisations and International Sport Federations, and we are honoured to host the Convention as it is very important for Russia to continue the development of Sochi as one of the most important sporting cities in the world.“

SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for international sporting leaders to engage with business, featuring a dynamic exhibition as well as the annual general meetings of governing bodies of world sport.

About SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world's premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport.

Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS, SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), and AIMS (Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord).