The President of the Russian Olympic Committee congratulated Russian figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva on their successful performance at the World Championships in Saitama, Japan. Today, Alina Zagitova, a student of Eteri Tutberidze, won the free skate program and for the first time in her career became a World champion! Evgenia Medvedeva was fourth, but after a short program she earned third place.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov: “The incredible victories of Lydia Skoblikova have set the bar so high for many generations of Soviet and Russian skaters”8 March
Today the legendary Soviet athlete, Lydia Skoblikova, the only six-time Olympic champion in the history of speed skating and the absolute champion of the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, is celebrating her anniversary. The renowned speed skater received warm birthday wishes on her special day from ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov.
ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov and IOC member Shamil Tarpishchev took part in the ceremony to award the gold medal of the XXIX Summer Olympic Games 2008 to Russian freestyle wrestler Bakhtiyar Akhmedov. The medal finally came to the wrestler following a procedure initiated by IOC to reallocate the medals of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Today the State Duma of the Russian Federation hosted the grand opening of the exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the legendary hockey coach Anatoly Tarasov. Three-time Olympic champion Vladislav Tretyak, daughter of the Olympic champion Tatyana Tarasova, members of the Government of the Russian Federation, representatives of ROC and hockey legends Alexander Yakushev, Boris Mikhailov and Boris Mayorov took part in the ceremony.
Victor Zubkov: “ROC Initiatives, such as the National Olympic Day, fulfill a very important mission”2 July 2018
To the participants, organizers and guests of the XXIX all-Russian Olympic Day!
Today, on June 8, Olympic champion in fencing on sabers, double silver Olympic prize-winner (2012 and 2016), 7-time world champion, 11-time European champion, Chairman of the ROC Athletes’ Commission Sofya Velikaya celebrates her birthday!
Today, on 30 May, Head of the IOC sent a letter to Stanislav Pozdnyakov, who was elected as President of the ROC. In his message, Thomas Bach stressed that the vote shows the confidence that the members of the Russian Olympic movement have in the new head of the ROC. According to the President of the IOC, this is a necessary guarantee for Stanislav Pozdnyakov’s further success in his new position.
Today, April 20, 2018, Elena Vyalbe, President of the Cross-Country Skiing Federation of Russia, famous skier, three-time Olympic champion and 14-time world champion, honored master of sports and honored coach of Russia, is celebrating her anniversary.
April, 11 is the birthday of the Honored coach of Russia, Professor, Rector of the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sports, Youth and Tourism, author of 170 scientific and educational works Tamara Mikhailova. Today she turned 60.
The Russian Olympic Committee congratulates beautiful ladies on the international women’s day, the day of spring, beauty, love and charm!