Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
Russian, French top diplomats discuss preparations for Putin’s visit to FranceRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:47
Moscow comments on Tallinn’s move to expel Russian diplomatsRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 26, 19:43
WADA: Legendary Isinbayeva suits role of ambassador for clean sports in RussiaSport May 26, 19:33
Russia working on advanced air defense systemMilitary & Defense May 26, 19:17
WADA receives Russia’s new national anti-doping planSport May 26, 19:14
Moldova’s ruling pro-European coalition breaks upWorld May 26, 19:12
TASHKENT, September 07, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi is the sole candidate for hosting the European Wrestling Championship in 2017, the Russian Wrestling Federation said on its official website on Sunday.
“DE facto, the 2014 Olympic capital has won the right to host the European championship in 2017,” the federation said.
Russia filed its application at a United World Wrestling (UWW) congress in Tashkent on Sunday.
Also on Sunday, Georgy Bryusov, the first vice-president of the Russian Wrestling Federation, told ITAR-TASS that Sochi’s application had been agreed with the Russian ministry of sport and the Russian Olympic Committee.
“Its official presentations will take place at the first European Games in June 2015 in Baku. It looks like Sochi’s bid for the European Championship in 2017, like Paris’ bid for the World Championship will be unrivalled,” he said.
Sochi can boast hosting the latest Olympic Winter Games in February-March 2014. In October, it will host 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix motor race.