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RIOU celebrated its 10th anniversary by inaugurating the Olympic collection of Vladimir Potanin
The university was established 10 years ago by the Interros Group of Vladimir Potanin together with the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation and the Russian Olympic Committee. Interros also acted as the sole sponsor of RIOU.

Nowadays, the University holds high positions in international rankings. According to the authoritative British publication SportBusiness International, The MSA program (“Master of Sports Administration”), took the 2nd place in Europe and 10th in the world in the international rating of postgraduate master's degree programs in sports management.

RIOU as the only official center of Olympic heritage in Russia decided to celebrate its anniversary with a large-scale exhibition of one of the largest private collections of Olympic awards. This is a new initiative of Vladimir Potanin to promote the ideals of sport and Olympism.
The collection contains artifacts of all the Olympics of our time, starting from Athens-1896 and ending with Pyeongchang-2018. The auction value of the items varies from $ 2,000  to $ 250,000. All copies have undergone a thorough restoration, and their authenticity has been proven by experts of the Central Olympic Museum in Lausanne. Collection management is entrusted to the Russian International Olympic University.