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Uganda Athletes set to benefit from Russia expertise

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Elena Anikina, Head of Directorate for International Cooperation at
the Russia Olympic Committee said.”We will cooperate in many areas. We
will be available to come and share our expertise in area of sports
and also your young athletes will get a chance to apply for our
leading sports universities,” said

Anikina made the remarks after the two national Olympic Committees
signed a memorandum of understanding to share technical expertise.

Uganda Olympic Committee president William Blick and his Russian
counterpart Alexander Zhukov signed the memorandum at the famous
Russia House at Kensington Gardens in London.

The agreement will see the exchange of technical personnel and
equipment, with a main aim of seeing that Uganda develops its
structures.

“What we want is to work with the big bodies and improve our sports.
This will mean that our athletes will have an opportunity of camping
in Russia and attending their sports academies,” said Blick after
signing the agreement.

UOC legal advisor Moses Mwase and general secretary Peninah Kabenge
also attended.

“It is a good breakthrough not for athletics but for all sports,” said
Blick, who also invited them to attend the coming Commonwealth Games
sports meeting due in Kampala next month.

Russia will also host the next Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

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