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17 October 2017 | in FISU

FISU President discusses the future of sport at the World Festival of Youth and Students

SOCHI – FISU President Oleg Matytsin helped headline a panel discussion on the future of sport and innovation during day two of the nine-day World Festival of Youth and Students event in the Russian Olympic city.

 

FISU President Matytsin as a panelists during the “Classics or a New Wave: How the Sport of the Future Will Look Like?” discussion 

During the panel “Classics or a New Wave: How the Sport of the Future Will Look Like?” President Matytsin offered his expertise on sport innovation and development alongside a cadre of well-known names from the world of sport, including: Sergey Karjakin, Russian chess grandmaster; Alexander Karelin, three-time Olympic gold medalist in wrestling; Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee; Alexander Popov, four-time Olympic champion in swimming; and Yumilka Ruiz, two-time Cuban Olympic volleyball champion, amongst others.

 

FISU President Matytsin (third from left) with the other panelists at the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students event 

The panelists talked about the challenges that sport is faces today, the role of new sports, as well as the impact of esports. FISU President highlighted the importance of the promotion of sports among young people and students and informed the audience about FISU initiatives in this direction, including the International Day of University Sport, FISU Volunteer Leaders' Academy, FISU Ambassador and others.

 

 

The World Festival of Youth and Students is being held in Sochi from 15 to 21 October 2017. The 19th edition of the festival has gathered more than 12,000 Russian and 12,000 foreign participants from 185 countries.

 

 FISU President Matytsin listens as the two-time Cuban Olympic volleyball champion Yumilka Ruiz speaks

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