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SOCHI, November 24 (Itar-Tass) — The Olympic committees of Russia and France have signed a memorandum on cooperation. The memorandum was signed on Thursday by the president of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, and his French counterpart Denis Masseglia.
It envisages cooperation of the two Olympic committees in preparations for competitions and holding them as well as in organizing the training of athletes and coaches.
“The memorandum is hugely important for each of the countries, it will enable us to more actively use the sports potential of the state in training athletes. We plan active joint work, especially in preparations to hold the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi,” Masseglia noted in reply to an Itar-Tass query.
Zhukov said that “sports relations on the exchange of coaches and the holding of joint training sessions will become stronger owing to the memorandum”.
As the first step in cooperation, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee has invited French colleagues to test competitions on Olympic Sochi tracks already at the beginning of next year.