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Russia Ranks First Among World’s Sports Nations

© RIA Novosti . Grigory Sisoev / Go to the photo bankPresident of Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov
President of Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov - Sputnik International
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Russia has ranked first among the world’s greatest sports countries, Aleksander Zhukov, the head of Russian Olympic Committee told journalists Thursday.

MOSCOW, 29 May (RIA Novosti) – Russia has ranked first among the world’s greatest sports countries, Aleksander Zhukov, the head of Russian Olympic Committee told journalists Thursday.

"Russia’s influence as a sports nation on the international arena has grown immensely. Russia came out on top of the international ratings based not only on the results of performances, but also on the level of competitions organization and many other factors. I think this is the achievement of Russian Olympic Committee as well,” Zhukov said at a press conference in Moscow.

Zhukov was re-elected as President of Russian Olympic Committee during the Committee’s meeting on Thursday.

At the meeting’s opening, he welcomed representatives of Crimea and Sevastopol back to the Olympic family.

Some 244 delegates entitled to elect the leadership approved the new edition of the charter of the Russian Olympic Committee at the meeting. The charter’s new edition presupposes an open voting procedure.

The results of the Olympic Committee’s work and plans for the sports development in Russia were discussed during the meeting.

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