Today in Bern (Switzerland), IOC President Jacques Rogge met with the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, who is currently staying in Switzerland. Naturally, their discussions focused on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi and Russia’s sporting policy in view of their success. Mr Medvedev wished President Rogge every success for the Olympic Congress that will take place in about 10 days’ time in Copenhagen (Denmark). President Rogge invited President Medvedev to Lausanne during one of his future trips to Switzerland.

The IOC delegation also comprised Jean-Claude Killy, Chairman of the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Sochi Games, and IOC member Vitaly Smirnov. For his part, the Russian President was accompanied by Dmitry Kozak, Deputy Prime Minister for the Olympic Games and Regional Development; Vitaly Mutko, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Youth; Leonid Tyagachev, President of the Russian NOC; and Dmitry Chernyshenko, President and CEO of Sochi 2014.


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