Today, the Executive Committee of the European Fencing Confederation received an official letter from the Ethics Commission of the International Fencing Federation, which considered the issues related to combining the positions of the President of the ROC and the President of the EFC. The Commission’s conclusion was that such a combination is permissible, does not imply any conflict of interest, and does not violate any rules or regulations.
From 3-5 June, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Athlete Committee convened its first ever Global Athlete Forum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to discuss key developments in anti-doping. With regret and surprise we state that none of the Russian athletes or members of the ROC Athletes’ Commission was invited to this event.
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.
Native and world weightlifting suffered a great loss. On April 6, at the age of 56, Soviet and Belarusian weightlifter, two-time Olympic champion Alexander Kurlovich passed away.
We quote the report of the Olympic Athlete from Russia Implementation Group headed by Nicole Hoevertsz. This group was created by the IOC to confirm invitations for Russian athletes, support staff and officials, their rights and duties supervise the execution of guidelines, set by the IOC.
The elegant cauldron was lit with the Olympic torch by Korean figure skater, the 2010 Winter Olympic champion and the 2014 Olympics silver medalist, Kim Yuna. The flame will burn until 25 February 2018. We hope that then our team will march across the stadium under the Russian flag.
Today Stanislav Pozdnyakov, ROC vice-president, and Pavel Kolobkov, Russian sports minister, once again met with the journalists to announce that the finalized list of invited Russian athletes was formed by the IOC.
The IOC published a list of criteria, used by the panel, chaired by Dr Valérie Fourneyron, to determine the invitation list.
The IOC and the Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Games reeded the following statement.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) developed and published the list of anti-doping rules that will apply at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.