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UK skiing joins forces with USA

The British Olympic Association has joined forces with their American counterparts in what they describe as a groundbreaking agreement to cooperate ahead of the London 2012 Games and Sochi 2014 Winter Games
The BOA and USOC will also work together to develop youth and education programs for sport and recreation.
The bilateral agreement was signed this week in San Francisco by BOA chairman Lord Colin Moynihan and United States Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst having been finalised during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
One of the key points of the deal, announced by both national Olympic committees on Thursday will see the BOA and USOC take steps to relaunch a British governing body for skiing and snowboarding in the wake of the collapse of Snowsport GB, which went into administration a week before the Vancouver Games.
Other areas of cooperation will be the co-ordination of issues of mutual interest in planning for London 2012 and a commitment to help aspiring Olympic athletes and develop the wider Olympic movement.
"This is a groundbreaking agreement between two national Olympic committees with a shared commitment to support the growth of the Olympic Movement not only in our own countries, but worldwide," Colin Moynihan said.
Concerning winter sports, the bilateral agreement calls for the BOA and USOC to: "explore partnership opportunities between British Ski and Snowboarding and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association to assist in the establishment of British Ski and Snowboarding as a model national governing body".
"The special relationship between Great Britain and the United States has been bolstered by this agreement," USOC Chairman Larry Probst said.
The British Olympic Association has joined forces with their American counterparts in what they describe as a groundbreaking agreement to cooperate ahead of the London 2012 Games and Sochi 2014 Winter Games The BOA and USOC will also work together to develop youth and education programs for sport and recreation. The bilateral agreement was signed this week in San Francisco by BOA chairman Lord Colin Moynihan and United States Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst having been finalised during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. One of the key points of the deal, announced by both national Olympic committees on Thursday will see the BOA and USOC take steps to relaunch a British governing body for skiing and snowboarding in the wake of the collapse of Snowsport GB, which went into administration a week before the Vancouver Games. Other areas of cooperation will be the co-ordination of issues of mutual interest in planning for London 2012 and a commitment to help aspiring Olympic athletes and develop the wider Olympic movement. "This is a groundbreaking agreement between two national Olympic committees with a shared commitment to support the growth of the Olympic Movement not only in our own countries, but worldwide," Colin Moynihan said. Concerning winter sports, the bilateral agreement calls for the BOA and USOC to: "explore partnership opportunities between British Ski and Snowboarding and the United States Ski and Snowboard Association to assist in the establishment of British Ski and Snowboarding as a model national governing body". "The special relationship between Great Britain and the United States has been bolstered by this agreement," USOC Chairman Larry Probst said.

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