Business programme

Sport Without Borders: New Scenarios and Formats

17 Jun , 10:00–11:15
Investment in Development as Investment in People

Global sport found itself at the forefront of sanctioning practices: it became a new "norm" to threaten the right of athletes to participate in international competitions and to express their national self-identity. New precedents are being set where competitions are manipulated, while the traditional values of sport are being challenged. At the same time, relations between Russia and China are developing dynamically, while BRICS and SCO aspire to become the centres of a multipolar world. What role does sport play in these integration processes? The years 2022 and 2023 have been declared the years of Russian-Chinese cooperation in physical culture and sport. How can we use this potential to expand interaction in the athletic field? What new competition formats are planned for the near future? How can we make them interesting for both business and media? What principles will become the basis for cooperation in sport in BRICS, SCO, and EAEC countries? What channels of cooperation with international athletic organizations are currently open to Russia and how is this dialogue going? What are the priorities for the development of Russian sport in the new reality? What is the status on the preparations for the Russia-China Open Games in Ekaterinburg in 2023 with the participation of athletes from the SCO, BRICS, EAEC, and CIS countries?