The ROC has offset winter sports federations the costs of foreign coaches and specialists recruitment

The Russian Olympic Committee held A regular meeting of the Committee to Review the Programme aimed at providing additional preparation of Russian athletes for the Olympic Games. Members of the Commission considered the applications of winter sports federations receive compensation for foreign coaches and specialists recruitment.

Following the meeting, it was decided to offset the costs of:

  • the services of foreign coaches Wilfred Schneider and Henry Thomas Platzer recruited by the Bobsleigh Federation for the period of 1 April- 31 May 2016 (in the amount of not more than 2,251.064 rubles);
  • the services of foreign specialists Urban Planinsheka, Janez Hladnik, Samo Furlan, Gregor Koprivnik, David Phil, Alexander Samsul, Luke Sumrak and Dejan Polyanshek recruited by the Alpine Skiing Federation for the period of 1 June – 30 September 2016 (in the amount of not more than 10,997.192 rubles);
  • the services of foreign coaches Daniel Raphael (1 August – 31 October 2016) and Gran Per-Ake Soren (15 – 31 October 2016) recruited by the Curling Federation (in the amount of not more than 1,750.000  rubles);
  • the services of foreign coaches and experts Marcus Richard Kramer, Reto Burgermeister, Isabelle Knauth, Vadim Azbel, Urmas Vyalbe Margot Pulles, Eero Bergman, Sergei Lopuchin and  Aivars Paas recruited by the Cross-Country Skiing Federation for the period of 1 to 31 October 2016 (in the amount of 13,937.178 rubles);
  • the services of foreign coaches Hans-Jцrg Berger (1 September – 31 October 2016) and Thomas Bernik (1 to 31 October 2016) recruited by the Snowboarding Federation (for a total amount of  1,664.140  rubles);
  • the services of a foreign coach  Robin Szolkowy recruited by the Figure Skating Federation for the period from 1 September to 31 October 2016   ( in the amount of not more than 832,070  rubles);
  • the services of foreign coaches Dmitry Kavunov, Stiven Firing, Jim Schiemann, Darcy Downs and Thomas Knafel  recruited by the Freestyle Federation for the period of 1 June – 30 September 2016 (for a total amount of not more than 7,985.430 rubles);
  • the services of foreign coaches and specialists Constantin  Poltavets, Pavel Abratkevich and Massimiliano Didoni recruited by the Skating Union for the period of 1 September to 31 October 2016 (in the amount of not more than 2,842.906 rubles)