Thursday, March 7, 2013

With tickets sales now open, final countdown to Moscow 2013

Moscow, Russia - IAAF Vice President Sergey Bubka and the Deputy Minister of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov headed a joint press conference given by the IAAF and the Local Organising Committee of Moscow 2013 in the Luzhniki Stadium, the venue for the 14th edition of the IAAF World Championships (10 to 18 August), on Wednesday (6 March). Joining them in front of an audience of over 70 Russian media representatives were IAAF General Secretary Essar Gabriel, Deputy Head of Department for PE and Sport of Moscow Nickolay Gulyayev, and General Director of the Directorate for Sports and Spectacular Events of Moscow Aleksandr Polinskiy, who is also the Executive Director of the Moscow 2013 LOC. Also on the top table were 1996 Olympic Games 800m and 1500m champion Svetlana Masterkova, who is now the President of the Moscow Region Athletics Association, Mikhail Butov, ARAF General Secretary and Moscow 2013 LOC General Coordinator, Aleksandr Pronin, General Director of Luzhniki Olympic Complex, and Andrey Petrov, Moscow 2013 LOC Media Director. The press conference was held to mark the IAAF’s latest site visit, which comes one month ahead of an IAAF Council meeting which will be hosted by Moscow.