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Vladimir Potanin will establish grants for the first students of the RIOU

In September 2012 Vladimir Potanin Charity Foundation and Russian International Olympic University (RIOU)will announce a special contest for applicants wishing to complete the Master of Sport Administration (MSA) educational programme. As a result of the competition, 20 future MSA students will be awarded by Vladimir Potanins grants to cover the cost of studies and accommodation. The integrated one-year unique programme designed to create a new generation of managers for the sports industry will begin in Fall 2013 in the new RIOU Sochi campus.

This announcement was made by Vladimir Potanin, President of the Interros Company, at the MSA RIOU educational programme presentation in London on 30 July 2012.

I believe that personal support is the most efficient approach to inspire the best students. Being a co-founder of the RIOU, I want the essentially new MSA programme of the Russian International Olympic University to attract the most talented scholars from the very first year. And competition is the best device to find out the strongest not only in sport Vladimir Potanin stressed.