Stanislav Pozdnyakov will continue heading the European Fencing Confederation

15 June

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.

Statement of the ROC Athletes’ Commission

8 June

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.

ROC Delegation Took Part in the Seminar of the EOC and IOC in Belgrade

17 May

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.

Alexander Kurlovich passed away

6 April

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.

Olympic athlete from Russia Implementation Group report

1 March

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 XXIII winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang have officially been opened

9 February

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.

IOC decision allows 169 Russians to compete in PyeongChang

25 January

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.

IOC publishes list of criteria used for latest Russian Olympic bans

25 January

The IOC published a list of criteria, used by the panel, chaired by Dr Valérie Fourneyron, to determine the invitation list.

Statement of the IOC and the Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Games

25 January

The IOC and the Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Games reeded the following statement.


Anti-doping rules developed by the IOC for the 2018 Olympic Games

20 November 2017

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) developed and published the list of anti-doping rules that will apply at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.