From June 21 to 30, 2019 the II European Games will be held in Minsk. The best athletes of the continent from 50 countries will compete for medals in 19 sports (Basketball 3×3, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Beach Soccer, Boxing, Kayaking and Canoeing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Aerobics, Trampolining, Judo, Karate, Sambo, Shooting, Table Tennis, Wrestling). In 10 of them the competition will serve as qualifier for the XXXII Summer Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo.
16-30 June 2018, at the International Olympic Academy (IOA) in Ancient Olympia (Greece) the 58th International Session was held. It was attended by more than 180 young people from 90 countries. Russia was represented by Guzel Aktuganova (Volga Olympic Academy) and Ekaterina Gorokhova (Olympic Academy of the South).
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board endorsed the schedule of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The programme includes 33 sports and 339 events.
The IOC Executive Bard confirmed the list of candidates for the IV Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2022. It includes Botswana, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia.
The IOC Executive Board meeting has announced that seven new competitions will join the Winter Olympic programme for Beijing 2022. Herewith several new team competitions, both men’s and women’s, will be added at once.
Denis Ten, Sochi Olympic bronze medalist in men’s figure skating, died today at age of 25 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. He was stabbed and died as a result of a significant amount of blood loss…
From July 9 to 13 Minsk hosted a seminar for heads of sports delegations of the Second European Games 2019. The ROC was represented by the delegation, headed by the Head of the Directorate for Participation in the Olympic Sporting Events A.Konokotin.
Thomas Bach: «The new ROC management are looking to the future and committed to implementation of promising projects».16 July
The President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, who attended the final match of the football World Cup in Moscow, visited the Russian Olympic Committee today.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino at a press conference on the results of the World Cup in Russia, praised the organization of the tournament and thanked everyone who ensured the appropriate hosting of the competition.
The start of the Olympic Torch Relay of the Tokyo-2020 Summer Olympics will take place on March 26 of the same year in Fukushima Prefecture in the North-East of the country, where in March 2011 due to the earthquake and tsunami an accident occurred at the nuclear power plant.