On 12 December Moscow hosted the annual Olympic session.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov, chairman of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) delivered
a report, where he emphasized that the largest economic forums provide new
possibilities to expand international cooperation and promote Olympic values.
“ROC together with the Roscongress Foundation plans to
host a panel session on Olympic heritage at the Eastern Economic Forum in 2019.
It will feature members of the International Olympic Committee, heads of
national committees from Asian countries, organizing committees from Tokyo and
Beijing, different ministries of sports. We’re planning to sign a memorandum
between ROC and NOC of Japan, which is of great importance on the threshold of
Tokyo 2020 games. The preliminary agreement on the subject was reached in
Buenos Aires during the Youth Olympic Games”, said Mr. Pozdnyakov.
It’s worth mentioning that Mr. Pozdnyakov and Gou
Zhongwen, President of NOC of China signed a memorandum at EEF 2018. The
ceremony has been attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Xi
Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. During a panel
discussion titled “World Sport Today: A View from the Asia-Pacific Region in
the Run-Up to Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022” the importance of this agreement among
other opportunities for global sport to unite have been emphasized by James
Macleod, Associate Director of Relations with the Olympic Movement,
International Olympic Committee. The session also featured Igor Levitin,
Aide to the President of the Russian Federation; Deputy Chairman, Presidential
Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport, Pavel Kolobkov,
Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation, Marius Vizer, President,
International Judo Federation (IJF), Yu Chang, Director of Media and
Communications, Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2022 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games, Aleksandr Karelin, Three-Time Olympic Champion in
Greco-Roman Wrestling, and Dagvadorj Dolgorsuren ,
legendary sumo wrestler from Mongolia.