Joint statement of the Russian Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation.
Russian Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation made a joint statement regarding current situation surrounding the All-Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF).
Today the heroes of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games returned to Moscow landing at Sheremetyevo airport. The Russian athletes were met by ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov, ROC Director General Vladimir Sengleev, honored guests, parents and fans who congratulated them on their historic success. The Russian Olympic team came first in the unofficial medal standings, winning 29 medals (10-11-8).
The Russian Olympic team took first place in the unofficial medal standings of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games. Our athletes won 29 medals – 10 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 8 bronze medals. Switzerland came second with 24 medals (10-6-8), while Japan was placed third with 17 medals (9-7-1).
Stanislav Pozdnyakov: "Oleg Matytsin has all the qualities of a leader able to effectively solve problems of any complexity"
The President of the ROC commented on the appointment of Oleg Matytsin as the Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation and expressed confidence that his predecessor, Pavel Kolobkov, would continue to work for the benefit of Russian sport.
Pursuant to the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin following the meeting of the Council under the President of the Russian Federation on the Development of Physical Education and Sports, held on March 24, 2014, the Russian Olympic Committee developed the Olympic Country Development Assistance Program, guided by the Olympic Charter, according to which, one of the tasks of National Olympic Committees is to promote the development of mass sports, and also within the framework of the international movement ″Sport for All″.
Every June, the Russian Olympic Committee holds the All-Russian Olympic Day, which is dedicated to the main state or sporting events of the year.
In order to popularize the ideas of Olympism among the younger generation and involve children and young people in systematic physical education and sports, the Russian Olympic Committee, after the Olympic Games in Sochi, launched a new sports and educational project Olympic Patrol, which is part of the Olympic Country program.