Regional Forum of NOCs of CIS Countries, Georgia and the Baltic States finished its work in Almaty

A Regional Forum of the National Olympic Committees of the CIS Countries, Georgia and the Baltic States was finished on Thursday, October 10, in Almaty (Kazakhstan). During two days the leaders of the National Olympic Committees of the former Soviet Republics exchanged their work experiences in the sphere of the Olympic movement development. A presentation was given of the major competitions to be held by the countries participating in this Forum. The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, the European Summer Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi 2015 and the First European Games in Baku 2015 are among these competitions.

The Russian delegation was headed by Vladimir Sengleev, the Executive Director of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). He told the audience about the new ways of preparing the athletes for the XXII Olympic Winter Games. The part of his report where he spoke about the ROC project of increasing the athletes’ special training using hypoxic training methods attracted the most interest from the audience. Within the framework of this project a unique method was developed. It is a method of training under the simulated hypoxic conditions similar to those of Psekhako Ridge, where the Olympic competitions will take place. “This method was tested by the sports testing group and is now being implemented by request of the sports federations”, – said Vladimir Sengleev.

Sharing his impressions about the Forum, the Executive Director said that the core values of the event were communication and information and experience sharing. “Our colleagues from the NOCs of CIS Countries, Georgia and the Baltic States have done a good deal of groundwork, that is of interest to Russia”, – he said.