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IOC Member Valeriy Borzov visits Moldova

KISINAU, May 25, 2016 - On May 20-21, Member of the International Olympic Committee, double Olympic Champion Valeriy Borzov travelled to Chisinau for an official visit, following the invitation of the National Olympic and Sports Committee of the Republic of Moldova. Legendary Ukrainian sprinter met with the President of the NOSC, double Olympic Champion Nicolae Juravschi and his colleagues to examine the current situation in the country and Moldova's efforts of implementation of the Olympic Agenda 2020, the
strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement.

Valeriy Borzov highlighted IOC's commitment to the promotion of good governance in sport, fight against doping and corruption and praised the reform initiatives currently in development in Moldova. "Over the last several years, Moldovan sport has faced a particularly difficult period, and yet the athletes representing the Republic have managed to achieve remarkable results. The IOC is fully committed to support the development of the Moldovan Olympic family," noted the IOC Member.

The personally examined Chisinau's Dinamo stadium, a key site in Moldovan sports infrastructure, which is set to undergo major reconstruction work€‹, which includes installation of the country's first
modern track ​later this year. The project developed by Mondo with the support of the International Athletics Foundation, Olympic Solidarity and European Athletics represents a vital point for sports development in the country.

Valeriy Borzov became a guest of honor of the Olympic Fest, which coincided with the celebrations of the Day of the Athlete and the Olympic Movement, a national holiday introduced by Moldova's Parliament in 2015 on the initiative of NOC President Nicolae Juravschi.
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