Results of the ROC Executive Board Meeting

Today the ROC Executive Board Meeting took place at the headquarters of the Russian Olympic Committee. The main topic on the agenda was the report by Stanislav Pozdnyakov on “Measures to improve the efficiency of public associations in sport.”

Opening the meeting, the President of the ROC noted that the unprecedented challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic have had a serious impact on the Olympic movement.

– The challenges have affected almost all areas of our activities. However, despite the mandatory restrictions, we did not interrupt our work for a single day and overcame the difficult period with dignity, – said Stanislav Pozdnyakov. – I would like to once again thank all the members of the Executive Board, my colleagues from the Ministry of Sport, the national sports federations, and the Presidential Administration for their involvement and joint efforts, which allowed us to promptly ensure the financial and managerial stability of the sports system during this turbulent period.

As part of the report, the President of the ROC made proposals to improve the efficiency of the work of public associations in sport.

Emphasis was placed on improving the quality of interaction and coordination between public associations involved in the development of Olympic sports.

Furthermore, discussions of the report followed and a constructive exchange of views took place between the members of the Executive Board. At the same time, all participants of the meeting highlighted the urgent need for additional support for the national sports federations in the context of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic.

We are talking about creating uniform Standards and Rules for the activities of national sports federations and regional Olympic councils. The proposals of the Russian Olympic Committee are aimed at solving problems such as the lack of qualified personnel, inconsistencies in the legislative regulation of relations between public sports associations, as well as a pervasive shortage of funds for the efficient conduct of statutory activities.

The main tool to achieve these aims is setting up a Unified Programme of Preparation for the Olympic Games, and the leading role in this process shall be assumed by the Russian Olympic Committee as the systematically important public organization in the Russian sports sphere.

At the same time, in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, regional Olympic councils may be vested with the authority to independently formulate unified programmes for the development of Olympic sports.

Based on the results of the discussions, the members of the Executive Board agreed on the need for a comprehensive expert discussion with the participation of representatives of national sports federations and regional Olympic councils. The final document must be submitted to the Ministry of Sport for review and consideration.

Having discussed other issues on the agenda, the members of the Executive Board made the following decisions:

  • a new version of the Charter of the Russian Olympic Committee was approved;
  • amendments and annexes were made to the Regulation “On the Russian Olympic Team” and to the Regulation “On Financing Programmes, Events and Projects of additional support for training and ensuring participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games at the request of the national sports federations in sports disciplines included into the Olympic Games Programme;
  • the date of the Olympic Assembly was approved. It will take place on December 17;

In addition, based on the decision of the ROC Commission on Awards, the ROC’s Badge of Honor “For Merits in the Development of the Olympic Movement in Russia” was awarded to:

  • Member of the Republican Sports Club of Sports Veterans of the Republic of Kalmykia Sergey Yershov
  • Vice President of the Russian Figure Skating Federation Sergey Kononykhin;
  • President of the Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Federation of the Republic of Karelia Vadim Lisovsky;
  • Member of the Presidium of the Boxing Federation of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Honored Coach of Russia Alexander Makarov;
  • Multiple champion and record holder of the USSR Armed Forces in bullet shooting, participant of the Great Patriotic War Konstantin Panov;
  • President of the European Judo Union, member of the Executive Committee and Vice President of the International Judo Federation, Vice President of the Russian Judo Federation Sergey Soloveychik;
  • Honored coach of Udmurtia, coach of the all-Union category in track-and-field athletics Alexander Khodykin.