28 August 2013
Alexander Zhukov will teach Moscow schoolchildren Olympic lesson
On September 3, Alexander Zhukov, the President of the Russian Olympic Committee will give Olympic lesson in the school of Moscow State Teachers’ Training University. General Secretary of the Russian Paralympic Committee Mikhail Terentiev, London 2012 Olympic champion in rhythmic gymnastics Aliya Mustafina, and Turin-2006 silver medalist in luge Albert Demchenko will become Olympic teachers together with the head of the ROC.
Before the Olympic lesson Aliya Mustafina will do the Olympic warm-up with the schoolchildren. After that Alexander Zhukov will tell the children about the Sochi Winter Olympic Games starting in February and the Paralympic Games. He will speak about the Olympic values. In addition the champion of the London 2012 and the prize-winner of Turin-2006 will share their impressions about performing at the Olympic Games. A participant of the six Paralympic Games and the owner of a number of Paralympic medals – Mikhail Terentiev, will tell the students about the Paralympic Games. After the question and answer session the children will be able to get the autographs of the famous Olympic teachers, and to make commemorative pictures.
Olympic lessons are held by the Russian Olympic Committee with the support of the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee for the third year in a row. The Olympic lessons are held in the ordinary secondary schools, not in the sports schools. This is done on purpose, in order to initiate as many children as possible into sports, to tell them about the Olympic history, the Olympic values and to acquaint them with the Olympic sports.
On September 3 Olympic lessons will be in held several regions of the country. In Krymsk, for example, the Vice-President of the ROC, the five-times Olympic champion in synchronized swimming Anastasia Davydova will hold a meeting with the schoolchildren. In Sochi a two-time Olympic biathlon champion Svetlana Ishmuratova played the role of the teacher, in Novosibirsk – two-time biathlon Olympic champion Anna Bogaliy and two-time sprint Olympic champion Victor Markin, and in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – two-time Olympic boxing champion Oleg Saitov.