Commission for the Review of ROC programs for preparation for and participation in the Olympic Games approved the requests of four federations

On Wednesday, April 30, in the Russian Olympic Committee hall a meeting of the Commission for the Review of programs (events)  aimed at providing additional support in preparation of Russian athletes and their participation in the Olympic Games was held. It was the first meeting after the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. All four requests considered by the Commission, were unanimously approved.

The first request submitted was the request of the Russian Water Polo Federation for financial assistance to pay the head coach of the Russian  men’s national team Erkin Shagayev for his work. Paying tribute to the native of Tashkent, the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games champion, World and European Champion as part of the USSR team, and now an Australian citizen and coach, President of the Federation Evgeniy Sharon said: “At the moment I do not see any other candidates for this position – to prepare the team for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro”.  Sharon also thanked the Russian Olympic Committee for their continued support and assistance: “We are very grateful for the support provided by the Olympic Committee. Believe me, it is very considerable”. This application was approved unanimously.

Presenting the request of the Russian Rowing Federation for financial assistance to pay the French coach Jean-Yves Shetan wor his work, President of the Federation Sergey Papush said: “Shetan is one of the leading specialists and a very talented coach. He passes on European Rowing culture to us”. It was approved unanimously.

“It would be difficult to work without the support of the ROC, – said Sergey Papush. – I want to express my gratitude to the management of the  ROC and its President, Alexander Zhukov, with whom we have established excellent cooperation relationship. The role of the ROC in the Olympic movement is strengthening nowadays, and we intend to support his candidacy in the ROC presidential elections”.

It was approved unanimously, as well as the next application submitted by the Table Tennis Federation of Russia for  financial assistance to pay Belarusian coaches Alexander and Tatyana Petkevech for their work.

The Commission supported the initiative of the Russian Yachting Federation to hold four training camps in Crimea. Commission members unanimously approved the allocation of 6,200,000 rubles to the federation for the planned fees.