15 November 2013
Results of the meeting of the Commission for the Review of the programs (measures) providing additional support for Russian athletes’ preparation for the Olympic Games
On Friday, November 15, in the building of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), a meeting of the Commission for the Review of the programs (measures) providing additional support for Russian athletes’ preparation for the Olympic Games.
Within the framework of realization of urgent measures the Commission considered a request of the Russian Fencing Federation for hardware-software units for visual monitoring the training process for purposes of the research team. The Commission decided to consider the matter once again in order to clarify the technical characteristics of the equipment.
The request of the Federation of ski-jumping and Nordic combined of Russia for the special vehicles was approved unanimously, as well as the two requests of the Cross Country Skiing Federation of Russia to conduct training camps in the city of Sochi and to purchase lubricants.
After that a request of the Russian Bobsleigh Federation to purchase and instal the advanced equipment (the sports timing system by Swiss Timing) was presented to the Commission. This equipment allows you to view and analyze only those moments of the competition, during which the athlete performed actions that affected the result and led to victory or defeat. This equipment will greatly simplify the process of preparing athletes. The Commission decided to postpone the consideration of these requests to the next meeting to clarify the technical characteristics of the equipment.
The last item of the agenda was the project of teaching the Olympic team with EF English First. Modern technologies and educational innovations allow to learn foreign languages remotely. Thus students can create their own schedules and decide when and where to take classes. This method is very convenient for the athletes. It fits easily into the training program. Given the sports focus of the education and the need for integration of Russian athletes into the Western and the international society, the application was unanimously approved by the Commission.