On June 30, the Russian Olympic Committee held a meeting of the ROC Athletes’ Commission, chaired by Sofya Velikaya. The session was held online.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov: “Celebrations marking International Olympic Day will be held on a large scale”
This year, the traditional annual holiday will be held primarily online and will be accessible to sports enthusiasts around the world.
If there is one positive to be taken from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that it has brought people together. The athlete community has been no exception, and several athletes’ commissions have been working round the clock to make sure that their athletes are supported during this tough time. The Russian Athletes’ Commission (AC) has been one of the most proactive, and its Vice-Chair, Lada Zadonskaya, has shared with Athlete365 some of its initiatives from the last few months.
The Russian Olympic Committee has launched a campaign on social media to support the International Olympic Committee’s #StayStrong #StayActive #StayHealthy special Olympic Day workout event. The Russian Olympic Committee’s campaign involves festive events dedicated to International Olympic Day set to be celebrated on June 23, 2020 online.
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.