SportAccord Convention 2015 set for Sochi

22.07.2014

Activating Legacy following the Winter Olympics

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – President of SportAccord, Mr. Marius L. Vizer has announced today that the 2015 SportAccord Convention will be staged in Sochi, April/May next year (date to be announced soon). He said, “It is a pleasure to inform the sport community that the Convention will be organised in Sochi. A city that demonstrated its passion for sport and capability through the successful organisation of the Winter Olympic Games, will once again embrace the entire sport community while activating its legacy. He added “We are working towards our long-term goal of increasing the level, complexity, participation and diversity of the Convention to benefit all stakeholders and delegates”.

The Russian Federation Minister of Sport, Mr. Vitaly Mutko stated, “The SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for the sport community to come together for discussion on important issues in the field of Sport. The Convention has become a platform for the interaction of many sports organisation and Federations, where they accept the most important sport decisions”. He also stated “The proposal to hold the Convention in Sochi is honoured and very important for Russia, especially after the Winter Olympic Games in 2014”. In closing he said, “the Olympic Games legacy contributes to the development of Sochi as one of the most important sporting cities in the world, which makes it attractive for holding such significant events as the SportAccord Convention”.

For further information on SportAccord Convention 2015, please do not hesitate to contact the SportAccord Convention team at [email protected] or +41 (0)21 601 75 87.