SportAccord 2013 will move

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Organisers of the SportAccord Convention has announced the move of the 2013 edition of the event from Sochi to Saint Petersburg.

The decision to switch Russian cities has been taken in order not to interfere with Sochi's extensive testing programme for its hosting of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. " We could not be happier about the prospect of holding the Convention in the great city of Saint Petersburg next year, " said SportAccord Convention chairman Hein Verbruggen. " This decision has been under discussion with our Russian partners for a long time and we are pleased to be able to confirm Saint Petersburg as our 2013 host. " Held in a different city every year, SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for international sporting leaders to engage with business, featuring a dynamic exhibition as well as the annual general meetings of governing bodies of world sport. The 10th anniversary edition of the Convention takes place in Quebec City in Canada from 20–25 May. The 2013 SportAccord Convention will be staged in Saint Petersburg from 26–31 May that year. For more information, visit www. sportaccordconvention. com.

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