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Gazprom Sponsors Russian Olympic Team

October 26, 2014

  • Alexander Zhukov and Alexey Miller signing MOU
  • Ilya Chernousov (Russia) wins bronze medal in men’s mass start (cross-country skiing) of Sochi Olympics. Photo by RIA Novosti


Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Alexander Zhukov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the Gazprom headquarters today.

Gazprom will support the national Olympic team as a general sponsor. The Company will allocate funds for Russian athletes' training for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (2016) and Pyeongchang (2018).

“It is important that Gazprom carries out social tasks and offers sufficient support for sports activities across Russia. In this respect, the Company's focus is on the Russian Olympic movement. Olympic victories always make us feel proud of our country. Like the whole Russia, Gazprom will carry on making its contribution to Olympic achievements of the Russian athletes,” said Alexey Miller.

“Our partnership was a real success and produced excellent results. Thanks to Gazprom, ROC was able to invite the best coaches and high class experts, including the international ones, to train the Russian team for the Sochi Olympics. All the purchase orders made by national federations to assist in the extensive Olympics preparations were completed. All that efforts played a starring role in brilliant performance of the Russian sportsmen. We hope that our cooperation with Gazprom will be fruitful and help gaining Olympic medals in Rio de Janeiro and Pyeongchang,” noted Alexander Zhukov.

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