Putin urged to work out measures to support retired athletes

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Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to introduce additional measures to support athletes after their careers, so they can use their talents and experience.

«Speaking of sports reserve, it would be wrong to leave out the subject of the completion of sports career. First, additional measures are required that will allow those who have represented the country in the sports arena, (to) new professional opportunities to use their talents, his experience,» Putin said at a meeting of the state Council on development of physical culture and sports.

In addition, according to him, it is necessary to study subject with the support of Olympic medalists who have reached retirement age. The President noted that now it makes the Olympians Foundation, which was initiated by the head of state himself. However, the President stressed that the Fund was created to help current athletes and needs to focus on this work.


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