On April 10 the Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov chaired the final meeting of the Board of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation held at the press centre of MIA Russia Today. The event was also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov and Secretary of the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport Alexei Kulakovsky.
At the end of the meeting, an agreement on cooperation and collaboration between the Ministry of Sport and the Russian Olympic Council was signed for a period of 4 years.
– This is a very important ceremony. We are signing a document where we define in more detail our competency in the preparation of teams and in the development of sports in general. The agreement involves the development of an integral plan of activities and covers many aspects of our mutual interaction. It was prepared within the framework of ROC’s Charter, the Regulation of the Ministry of Sport and the Law on Sport, which regulates all interrelationships in the sports sphere, – said Pavel Kolobkov.
– We understand perfectly well that the Ministry of Sport is the main driving force of the state policy in the field of public sports and professional sports. In turn, the Russian Olympic Committee, being one of the largest public organisations, works closely with the All-Russian sports federations and provides them with qualified, comprehensive support in the preparation of athletes for the Olympic Games.
Together with the Ministry of Sport, we are working together in many areas, particularly in the field of Olympic education and the advanced training of our coaches. We have extensive plans for the scientific and methodological support of the Russian Olympic team. I am convinced that our cooperation will ultimately help to improve the results of Russian athletes in international competitions, – said Stanislav Pozdnyakov.