Capital city preparing for the International Forum of Young Olympians

The International Forum of Young Olympians will be held on Children’s Day, 1 June, in the Moskomsport Centre for Sports Technologies (6, Sovetskoy Armii St.), Moscow.

It is organised by the Russian Olympic Committee with the assistance of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the Moscow Department of Sports, as well as with the support of IOC Olympic Solidarity and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The event will be participated by ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov, ROC Secretary General Anastasia Davydova, RUSADA Director General Yury Ganus, representatives of WADA, Ministry of Sport of the RF and Moskomsport, IOC and RUSADA experts, over 100 young athletes representing various regions of the RF and 15 national Olympic committees, as well as Olympic champions and medallists from different years: Gelena Topilina (synchronised swimming), Ruslan Zakharov (short track), Nikita Kryukov and Nikolay Morilov (cross-country skiing), Yekaterina Lobysheva (skating), Yevgeny Korotyshkin and Stanislava Komarova (swimming).

The Forum’s panel discussions devoted to the protection of athletes’ rights will be participated by Olympic fencing champion, Chair of the ROC Athletes’ Commission Sofya Velikaya; two-time Olympic modern pentathlon champion Andrey Moiseyev; and five-time Paralympic champion, Secretary General of the RPC Andrey Strokin.

The main task of the Forum is to form a strong anti-doping culture and conscious rejection of negative phenomena in sports among young athletes, including candidates for the Russian Olympic team to participate in the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne and the 15th European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku.

As part of the Forum, it is planned for WADA and RUSADA experts to deliver lectures on the main anti-doping rules and consequences for their violation and the features of the doping control procedure at major comprehensive events.

Young Olympians will be able to test their anti-doping knowledge in mini-groups during the analysis of specially modelled situations using various quizzes, as well as during the “Brain Ring”-type game “For Fair Sports”.

Also, all participants will have the opportunity to talk with and ask their questions to the guests of the event, in particular, to the invited Olympic athletes.