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  • Saint Petersburg to host 2013 SportAccord Convention


    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention announced today that the 2013 edition of the Convention will take place in Saint Petersburg, Russia from May 26-31 next year.

    SportAccord Convention 2013 was originally scheduled to be held in Sochi, host city of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. It was decided to move the location of the eleventh annual Convention to Saint Petersburg in order not to interfere with the extensive testing programme for the Games in 2013.

    “We could not be happier about the prospect of holding the Convention in the great city of Saint Petersburg next year,” said SportAccord Convention Chairman Hein Verbruggen. “This decision has been under discussion with our Russian partners for a long time and we are pleased to be able to confirm Saint Petersburg as our 2013 host.”

    Held in a different city every year, SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for international sporting leaders to engage with business, featuring a dynamic exhibition as well as the annual general meetings of governing bodies of world sport.

    The 10th anniversary edition of SportAccord Convention takes place in Québec City in Canada from May 20-25, 2012.

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    About SportAccord Convention
    SportAccord Convention annually brings representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), as well as the International Olympic Committee Executive Board, together with sponsors, bidding and host cities, architects, sports lawyers, broadcasters, games organising committees, rights holders and other specialists to discuss the key issues facing the sports industry.

    Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF, SportAccord Convention encompasses the annual Congress and General Assembly of each association, while offering the sports community a powerful opportunity to come together in an exclusive and authoritative networking environment to build relationships, exchange knowledge and develop ideas.

    Media contact
    Jay Stuart
    Head of Media Relations
    SportAccord International Convention
    Tel: +44 20 8340 5352
    Mobile : +44 7747 805 075

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