17 May 2018
ROC Delegation Took Part in the Seminar of the EOC and IOC in Belgrade
French biathlete Camille Ben became the winner of the Piotr Nurowski Prize, a prestigious award presented annually by the President of the European Olympic Committee (EOC) to the best young athlete from Europe, under the age of 19 years.
The prize was created in memory of the former President of the Polish Olympic Committee who tragically died in 2010 in a plane crash in Russia. The prize has been awarded to deserving summer athletes since 2010 while a winter edition has been in place since 2016.
The award ceremony was held on may 12 in Belgrade, within the 39th EOC and IOC Seminar on the preparation for the Games. It was attended by representatives of all 50 European NOCs. The delegation of the Russian Olympic Committee was headed by the first Vice-President of the ROC Stanislav Pozdnyakov and the General Director of the ROC Vladimir Sengleev.
The seminar was addressed by Rafael Pagnozzi, Secretary General of the EOC, Gunilla Lindberg, Secretary General of the World Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and Pamela Vipond, Deputy Director of the IOC Department of Olympic Solidarity.
The Organizing Committee of the II European Games 2019 in Minsk, as well as the Organizing Committees of the XIV Winter and XV Summer European Youth Olympic Festivals, to be next year in Sarajevo and Baku, respectively, gave their reports on the preparation for the competitions.