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New President for the Olympic Committee of Russia

Stanislav Pozdnyakov has been elected President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) replacing the outgoing Alexander Zhukov. He defeated Alexander Popov in yesterday’s election, receiving 214 votes for 78.7 per cent of the total. Pozdnyakov, 44, was the current first vice-president of the ROC and headed the neutral Olympic Athletes from Russia team at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

He also has a great experience as an athlete, being a four-time Olympian and 10-time world champion in fencing. In addition, Vladimir Sengleev and five-time Olympic synchronised swimming champion Anastasia Davydova were re-appointed to the respective posts of Director General and Secretary General.

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