Business programme

Sovereignty in Sport

16 Jun , 10:30–11:30
The World Economy at a Global Turning Point
Congress Centre, zone E, conference hall E11

In recent years, sport has increasingly been used as a tool for political sanctions. Discrimination against athletes and teams based on nationality, visa restrictions, and the exertion of pressure on competition organizers through the global media all pose a threat to the core values of sport in its traditional formats. At the same time, the relationship between Russia and China is evolving rapidly, while BRICS and the SCO are aspiring to establish themselves as centres of a multipolar world. Consequently, both 2022 and 2023 have been designated as years of Russian–Chinese cooperation in physical education and sport. What joint sport projects have already been implemented between Russia and China, and what projects are planned for the future? How is cooperation in sport with other countries progressing, and what new formats of international competitions have been introduced this year? In the context of sanctions, how have the priorities for the development of Russian sport changed? What is the role of athletes in this new reality? How do we engage in dialogue with international sports federations? What is the meaning of sovereignty in sport?

Vasily Konov, Deputy General Producer, Match TV

Alexey Grachev, General Director, Unified Gambling Regulator
Alexander Karelin, Member of the Committee of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Foreign Affairs; Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist in Greco-Roman wrestling
Oleg Matytsin, Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation
Maxim Mitrofanov, General Secretary, Russian Football Union
Svetlana Orlova, Auditor of Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Svischev, Chairman of the Committee on Physical Culture and Sports, State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Alexander Tashchin, General Producer, Match TV
Marat Filippov, Secretary of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports
Radiy Khabirov, Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan

Front row participants
Natalia Malinova, Vice President, VTB Bank; General Director, Exhibition Center Dynamo Museum
Vladimir Salnikov, President, Russian Swimming Federation; Four-Time Olympic Swimming Champion
Sergey Soloveychik, President, Russian Judo Federation