Sochi, Russia: The local organisers of the 2015 SportAccord Convention World Sport and Business Summit presented a grand spectacle for the international audiences during the opening ceremony of the event. Showcasing Russian culture and sports, the colourful ceremony was organised in the Iceberg Skating Palace inside the Olympic Park in Sochi.
Mr. Vitaly Mutko, the Russian minister of sport; Mr. Nikolai Doluda, the deputy governor of the Krasnodar Krai region and Mr. Vizer addressed the 5’000 spectators present for the opening. All three expressed the importance of sport for the well-being of humanity and culture.
An impressive show unrolled as the guests cheered throughout. Figure skating, BMX, snowboarding, gymnastics and boxing amongst many other sports were seen during the ceremony. The traditional Russian music, children enjoying a moment of pure joy in sport and an excellent show from all performers put a sweet smile on all faces.