[[B]QUOTE=mer;9350300]They have elections every 4 years. I just read the list of the candidates. All of them are either Olympic champions or the presidents/vice-presidents of different russian sport federations , state duma and president administration high officials. Some of them are Olympic champions and officials at the same time. I don't know what Tarpi was thinking but Marat seriously doesnt belong there at the moment.
its seems your brain is way off into unthinking nonsense!!?? I meant SPORTS promotion!!for the olympics. And NOT some brand coca cola, etc
Maratmann, seriously you have a valid point but sometimes your posts sound like verbal attacks. If you want to argue, you can do it constructively.
As we all know, Marat has been part of tennis courts opening in Chelny, some KC promotion, he's in the talks of helping out with the Belgrade Open next year, Sochi, and so-so. I think Tarpi might be serious about this after all, and Marat wants tennis to thrive in Russia.
But aside from those facts, it might be a little all too early for him. Although if he becomes VP he'll have lots of preparation going into the 2012 London Olympics.
About him resting a while after 2009, being an official isn't more physically demanding than that of a tennis career, maybe one can assume this is plausible.
But remember - Shamil nominated Marat. He didn't volunteer. Maybe this is just a dry run to see how much support the name 'Marat Safin' can rake in... See, it got all of us talking.
Or this is just to confuse us, just like Penny says?
I don't know... Anyway, I'm just glad Marat will be visible for the years to come.