Cross Country Ski, Fencing, Weightlifting and Rowing Federations to participate in the ROC’s coaching educational project

The Russian Olympic Committee is resuming its coaching educational project (CEP) which was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. As part of this project, leading Russian and foreign coaches, recommended by the All-Russian sports federations and foreign National Olympic Committees, will take part in refresher courses.

CEP 2019/20 will resume at the end of September 2020 with courses for representatives of cross country skiing. It should be mentioned that cross country skiers are taking part in the ROC’s Olympic educational programme for a second time. Last year in May, coaches of the national cross country skiing team Yuri Borodavko, Oleg Perevozchikov, Markus Kramer and many others received advanced training at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) in Sochi. In addition, representatives of the national teams of Kazakhstan and Belarus were also in attendance.

The President of the Cross Country Ski Federation Elena Vyalbe gave a high assessment of the organizational level of the courses and the proposed programme. Therefore, when another opportunity arose, the Federation once again applied to the ROC with an expanded list of candidates. In addition to well-known coaches, this time round three more groups of specialists will receive training.

As part of practical training, the ROC’s mobile service centers will be involved, allowing for the treatment of the sliding surfaces of cross country skis, alpine skis and snowboards.

Skiers will gather at RIOU in Sochi from September 28 to October 7, while fencers are due to undergo training from October 23 to October 30. Furthermore, the Russian Weightlifting Federation and the Russian Rowing Federation have confirmed their participation in the coaching educational project.

Regarding the next academic year, the time frames have already been set out for refresher courses for representatives of figure skating (April 19-26), volleyball (May 11-18), snowboarding (May 21-28) and rowing and canoeing (October 5-12). Classes for the rowing team will be organized at their base in Bronnitsy (Moscow Region), while the remaining coaches will receive training at the Russian International Olympic University and the Yug Sport Complex in Sochi.

It is worth mentioning that the coaching educational project has been implemented since 2019 as part of the Olympic educational programme of the Russian Olympic Committee at RIOU in accordance with the partnership agreement between the ROC and PAO Norilsk Nickel.

The educational activities that make up the core of the Olympic educational programme include refresher and professional retraining courses for various categories of specialists in the physical culture and sports industry.