The President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, following the results of the 135th IOC Session, spoke about the dispute between WADA and RUSADA due to be resolved by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). He emphasized that he was looking forward to a “watertight” solution with no room for any interpretation.
Shortly before the opening ceremony of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games, the President of the ROC visited the Olympic village of Lausanne where many young athletes are staying. He held informal talks with young Russian athletes due to compete in the Games, their coaches and supervisors.
On Christmas Eve at the Novogorsk Training Center, a seeing-off ceremony was organized for the Russian Olympic team set to participate at the the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games scheduled to kick off in Lausanne on January 9. The first group of young Olympians numbering 68 athletes arrives in Switzerland on January 7.
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.