Turkish minister seeks support for 2020 Olympic bid

Turkish Minister of Sports and Youth Kilic gathered with his Russian and British counterparts at the IOC Executive Committee meeting.

Turkish minister seeks support for 2020 Olympic bid
The Turkish Minister of Sports and Youth on Wednesday asked for support at the Executive Board meeting of the International Olympics Committee for Istanbul's bid to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games.

Attending the meeting held in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, Kilic gathered with his Russian counterpart Vitaliy Mutko who expressed Russia's support for Istanbul's candidacy.

Kilic then met with British Minister of Sports Hugh Robertson. Robertson stated their support was continuing increasingly.

Kilic made a presentation in regards to Istanbul's 2020 candidacy at the meeting where authorities from International Judo Federation (IJF), The International Swimming Federation (FINA), International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB), International Rugby Board (IRB), International Hockey Federation (FIH), International Boxing Association (AIBA) and International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) were present.

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