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The International Sport Forum: Russia – Country of Sports

The International Sport Forum „Russia – Country of Sports” was held in Saransk, Mordovia, Russia on 8-11 September with the participation of more than 3000 participants, representatives of sport authorities, federations from all regions of the country. Several international sport federations were also present. The IWF delegated Ms. Eva Balogh, Office Manager to the conference.

During the Sport Forum Master Classes were held in 11 basic sports, including weightlifting with the participation of scientists introducing the results of their research and the Head Coaches demonstrating exercises.

At the Exhibition „Modern sports, innovation and perspectives” the visitors could get acquainted with the achievements of Russian weightlifting sport.

The first Press Conference on the President’s Cup to be held in Belgorod from 16-19 December, 2011 took place in the framework of the Sport Forum. Mr. Anton Kislyakov and Mr. Maxim Agapitov, Vice-Presidents of the Russian Weightlifting Federation, the Head Coaches of the Russian national team and several outstanding athletes gave information to the journalists on the preparation of this prestigious event.