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20 December 2017 | in NUSF News, FISU

FISU President presented Sport Solidarity distinction at Russian National Sports Awards

On 19 December the Russian National Sports Awards ceremony took place at the Ministry of Sport of Russia

 

The ceremony was by attended by a number of renowned figures from the world of sports, including the Russian Sports Minister and former Olympic fencing champion Pavel Kolobkov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov, former Olympic Champions Irina Rodnina, Alexander Karelin, Svetlana Khorkina, Alexey Nemov and others.

 

 FISU President Oleg Matytsin accepting his award for enhancing international sports relations

 

FISU President Oleg Matytsin received the award for "enhancing international sports relations” in the “Sports Solidarity nominations” category. Thanking the organisers, Mr Matytsin stressed the importance and the growing role of university sports in both Russia and on the international stage.

 

 

 

The Russian National Sports Award ceremony have been held annually since 2010. This year, awards were given in ten areas, and the list of winners included star athletes such as Maria Lasitskene (Track and field, “Best female athlete”) and Sergey Ustyugov (Cross-country ski, “Best male athlete”), along with Deaflympic and Paralympic champions, Russian sports coaches and administrators.

 

Award winners at the 2017 Russian National Sports Awards event