MOSCOW, 19 Jan - R-Sport. The sports Minister, Vitaly Mutko, paid homage to the British election for the position of President international Association of athletics federations (IAAF).
The IAAF Congress elected the new President of the double Olympic champion in the 1,500 meters Briton CoE. He competed with the Olympic champion in the pole vault by Ukrainian Sergey Bubka.
Mutko sent to the address of the elected President of the IAAF congratulatory telegram.
"Accept my sincere congratulations on your election to the post of President of the international Association of athletics federations! I am convinced that your election to this position will help to strengthen dialogue between all stakeholders on the most pressing issues in sport on the basis of mutual respect and common interests. I sincerely wish You success in the implementation of plans and initiatives in Your responsible work. We hope for further fruitful cooperation ", - said in the telegram, the text of which may be found on the Internet office of the Ministry of sports.