Organisation of 2017 World Ski Orienteering Championships discussed at SportAccord
The Minister of Sport of the Russian
Federation Vitaly Mutko conducted a working meeting with the President
of the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) Brian Porteus. During
the meeting the parties discussed the issues of organisation of the
World Ski Orienteering Championships in 2017 in the city of Krasnoyarsk.
a short ibterview B. Porteus informed: "I am thankful to Vitaly Mutko
for the support provided by Russia to the development of orienteering
both in their motherland and in the world. The final of the Ski
Orienteering World Cup held in Tyumen last year has become the best one
in this discipline's history".
"Orienteering is a mass sport. It
doesn't demand for large investments, - the IOF President noticed. -
Agenda 2020 accepted by the International Olympic Committee opens
certain perspectives for us, and we are going to struggle for them.
Support by Russia and other leading sporting countries is very important
for us in this work. We stake on ski orienteering. So, the 2019 Winter
Universiade in Krasnoyarsk will become an excellent opportunity for us
to demonstrate ourselves. And the 2017 World Championships in
Krasnoyarsk will be a test tournament before it.
Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov, Secretary
General of the International Orienteering Federation Tom Hollowell, the
President of the Russian Orienteering Federation Sergey Belyaev and
other officials took part in the meeting.
Based on the information by FTC press-centre and RF Ministry of Sport's press-office.