22 July 2014
The Russian Olympic Committee sends Olympic Patrol to summer camps of the country
Famous Russian athletes, multiple winners of the Olympic Games, European and World Championships willtake part in the program. They determine the level of physical fitness of children and teenagers, give them Olympic lessons and host funny competitions.
The first phase of the program began on 21 July at the Children’s health camp Plamya, Dmitrov district, Moscow region and it will end on 27 August at the Russian Children’s Center Orlyonok in Krasnodar Krai. During this time Olympians will visit children’s camps located near Moscow, the Federal recreational and educational center Smena in the Krasnodar Krai and the famous International Children’s Center Artek. Olympic Patrol will spend two days in each camp.
Participants of the first phase of the program:
- Anastasia Davydova, five-time Olympic Synchronized Swimming champion
- Maria Kiseleva, three-time Olympic Synchronized Swimming champion
- Alexander Zubkov and Alexey Voevoda, two-time Olympic Bobsled champions
- Mikhail Ivanov, Olympic champion in cross-country skiing
- Aslanbek Khushtov, Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling
- Alexei Nemov, four-time Olympic Gymnastics champion
as well as many other Russian Olympians.
President of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov: Olympic Patrol is a unique program, as to both form and content. It was created not only to introduce our youth to the history of the Olympic movement and to Olympic values. During the summer holidays children will have a chance to meet with the heroes of the national sports, the Olympic champions. I am sure that it will help them to make a choice in favor of a healthy and active lifestyle in favor of sports.
This phase of the program will cover more than 14 thousand children and teenagers.