POSTED: June 23rd 2012

Sochi 2014: RIOU to launch masters course at Russia Park in London

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

June 23 - The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) will launch the Master of Sport Administration (MSA) course at Russia.Park this July 30th at the hospitality venue located in Kensington Gardens.

Russia.Park will bring together a rich array of Russian cultural experiences hosting performers from every corner of Russia, traditional arts and regional cuisines, as well as family-friendly picnic zones.

The CEO of RIOU, Professor Lev Belousov, said, “We are delighted that RIOU has the opportunity to launch its inaugural MSA course at what will become the heart of Russian culture throughout the Games.

“Russia.Park is such an exciting prospect in itself and is the ideal location for RIOU to launch the course: delegates will experience the Russian International Olympic University and witness the VIP panel discussion, involving some of the best business and sporting expertise in Russia, all whilst immersed in all that the Park has to offer.”

A number of panellists are scheduled to speak and many are confirmed: President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov; Sochi 2014 Organising Committee President and CEO, Dmitry Chernyshenko; leading Russian businessman and Chairman of RIOU’s Supervisory Board, Vladimir Potanin; IIHF President and IOC member, René Fasel; the UK Minister of State for Universities and Science, David Willetts; Podium Chairman, Geoff Petts; and Russian MP and Olympic champion, Svetlana Zhurova.

Chernyshenko said, “The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are the ideal occasion for RIOU to launch their new MSA course, because of both the university’s relationship with the Olympic Movement as well as its prioritisation of Olympic values in each of its modules.

“Another of RIOU’s priorities is to involve people of all ages in the preparation for Russia’s own Sochi Olympic Winter Games which will take place in 2014, a commitment which will be reaffirmed at the MSA course launch, and supported by all those on the panel.”

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Keywords · Sochi 2014 · Russian International Olympic University · Lev Belousov · Dmitry Chernyshenko

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