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MOSCOW, November 30. /TASS/. Stanislav Pozdnyakov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has been elected as the chair of an education and culture committee with the ANOC (the Association of National Olympic Committees) and was also granted a seat in the Executive Board of the associatiohn, the ROC announced on Friday.

“The ROC’s experience regarding the implementation of major targeted projects has been recognized as effective and perspective for its future use on the global arena within the frames of cooperation between the Olympic organizations and the National Olympic Committees (NOCs),” the statement said.

A decision was made during the 23rd ANOC General Assembly in Japan’s Tokyo, which according to the organization, was “the largest ever ANOC General Assembly,” and it enjoyed “a week of productive meetings and important discussions in the Japanese capital city, as ANOC continues to push for further reform to help better serve the needs of the world’s NOCs.”

Pozdnyakov, 45, was elected to take the post of the ROC president this year on May 29. He is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and ten-time world champion in fencing.

Previous ROC President Alexander Zhukov announced in May that he had no plans to run for another presidential term in Russia’s governing Olympic body due to his additional work in the Russian parliament’s lower house.

Zhukov was at the helm of the ROC since May 20, 2010. He is also the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament.

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