Russia And China Intend To Strengthen Cooperation In Sport

The questions of cooperation between Russia and China in the sphere of physical culture and sport will dominate the first meeting of the Russian-Chinese subcommission on cooperation in the field of sport which is to be held in Moscow from May 10-14. A delegation of the State Agency of Physical Culture and Sport, headed by deputy chief of this Agency Yu Zaijing, has left Beijing for Moscow by air on Thursday to take part in the meeting of the subcommission which forms part of the bilateral intergovernment commission on cooperation in the sphere of education, culture and sport. Chairman of the State Committee on Sport of Russia Pavel Rozhkov heads the Russian part of the subcommission. During its visit to Moscow the Chinese delegation intends to meet with the top officials of the National Olympic Committee of Russia and to discuss the question of support for the Chinese application for hosting the Olympic Games of 2008 in Beijing. The delegation from China will also visit St. Petersburg.

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