Deputy Secretary General — head of the ROC International Relations Department Yuri Yuriev has been included in the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees. This decision was taken at today’s meeting of the EOC governing body in Vienna. The candidacy of the representative of the ROC was supported by all members of the Executive Committee of the organisation.
As part of the 9th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum (SPBILF), the ROC President spoke at the discussion session “Development of UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport: Current Challenges and Prospects”, during which the participants discussed further steps in the anti-doping sphere in order to ensure fair and transparent rules of interaction between states and representatives of the international Olympic movement in countering the use of prohibited substances.
Within the framework of the implementation of Agenda 2020, IOC President Thomas Bach introduced changes to the composition of the main Commissions of the International Olympic Committee. By the decision of the IOC head, ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov was included in the Olympic Programme Commission (it considers including or excluding certain sports from the programme of the upcoming Games), and head of the ROC President’s Office Rodion Plitukhin became a member of the Sport and Active Society Commission.
On April 6 two sports holidays were celebrated in Moscow simultaneously – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and World Table Tennis Day, established in 2015 at the initiative of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF).
A meeting of the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport was held in Moscow27 March
Today, a meeting of the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport chaired by Vladimir Putin was held at the Anastasia Davydova Olympic Centre for Synchronised Swimming. The main focus was on national goals and strategic objectives in regard to the development of sports in the country up until 2024 and beyond.
Vladimir Putin: ″By 2024 more than half of Russia’s population should be involved in regular sports activities″27 March
Today, Vladimir Putin opened the meeting of the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport in Moscow. The Head of State declared that “the field of sports and physical fitness was and remains one of the top priorities of our social policy.”
The Russian Olympic team continues to prepare for the 2nd European Games, which will be held from 21 to 30 June in Minsk. 100 days before the start of the competition, Andrei Konokotin, Director of Sports and Head of the Main Directorate for ensuring participation in Olympic sports events of ROC, spoke to the ROC Information Service.
The table tennis personal-command championship of Russia has started in Moscow. From February 26 to March 3, athletes from 28 regions of the Russian Federation will determine the best players in individual and team ranks. The tournament will be one of the stages of selection for the World Cup, which will be held at the end of April in Budapest.
Weightlifters of Russia and Uzbekistan could hold a joint training session before the 2020 Olympic Games18 February
On February 18, NOC Uzbekistan headed by Vice President Ahmadjon Rakhimov and Secretary General Jasur Matchanov made an official visit to the Russian Olympic Committee.
The XIV European Youth Olympic Winter Festival has ended in Sarajevo. Russian athletes won 12 medals – two gold, seven silver and three bronze ones. On February 15, a ceremony honouring the winners was held at the HILLS hotel which became an Olympic Village over the course of the festival.