Stanislav Pozdniakov: «The Tokyo Olympics have been rescheduled and this will allow us to adjust the training plans for athletes-candidates to the Russian Olympic team»
The President of the Russian Olympic Committee shared his thoughts on the rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics announced by the International Olympic Committee today, emphasizing that these changes were necessary, first and foremost, to ensure the health and safety of athletes, as well as not to disrupt the international sports schedule which is undergoing fundamental changes.
The ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov in an open letter to the head of the IOC Thomas Bach expressed full support of the decision taken yesterday to postpone the summer Olympic games in Tokyo and once again stressed that it was dictated by concern about the health and safety of participants and guests of the Games, as well as the interests of the international sports movement.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov: “The ROC will continue preparing for the Tokyo Olympic Games full steam and considering the dates change"
The ROC President commented on the IOC and Tokyo 2020’s decision to reschedule the Olympic Games to the next year.
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.