11 December 2020
Summary of the ROC Executive Board Meeting
On December 10, the scheduled meeting of the Organization’s Executive Board took place at the Russian Olympic Committee, chaired by ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov.
The members of the Executive Board listened to the report of the Director of the LLC FBK Strategic Analysis Institute on the results of the research work “Evaluating prospects for financing high-achievement sport in the Russian Federation (national sports federations based on sports included into the programmes of the Olympic Games).”
The study, carried out by using detailed questionnaires of more than 80 percent of national sports federations in Summer and Winter Olympic sports, focused on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the prospects for financing high-achievement sport.
The ROC Executive Board took note of the information provided by the Director of the LLC FBK Strategic Analysis Institute and admitted that the situation with the provision of funding for high-achievement sport was extremely unstable.
The ROC’s administrative office was instructed to take into account the findings of the study and work out support measures as part of implementing activities to improve the efficiency of public associations in sport.
Based on the results of the submitted report, the national sports federations will receive recommendations for the systematic organization of effective work in key areas of statutory activity.
Information on the findings of the LLC FBK Strategic Analysis Institute will be sent to the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation for analysis and development of joint actions to improve the efficiency of public associations in sport.
Another important issue on the agenda of the Executive Board Meeting was the report of ROC Director General Vladimir Sengleev “On changes and additions to the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Programmes, including those aimed at improving the efficiency of public associations in sport.”
The ROC Executive Board took note of the information on this issue and approved new editions of the following documents:
– the Programme to assist Candidates to become Members of the Russian Olympic team and to ensure the participation of the Russian Olympic delegation at the XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan) and the development of sports included into the Olympic Games Programme;
– the Programme to assist Candidates to become Members of the Russian Olympic team and to ensure the participation of the Russian Olympic delegation at the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing (China) and the development of sports included into the Olympic Winter Games Programme;
– Regulations on the financing of programmes, events and projects for additional support for training and ensuring participation of Russian athletes in the Olympic Games and activities to promote the development of sports at the request of the All-Russian sports federations based on sports included into the Olympic Games Programme;
The members of the Executive Board also supported the new version of the Charter of the Russian Olympic Committee and decided to submit the document for approval by the Olympic Assembly on December 17, 2020.
According to the head of the Legal Department of the ROC Aleksandra Brilliantova, the need to amend and supplement the Charter of the organization is due to the fact that on January 1, 2021, the new World Anti-Doping Code and revised International Standards come into force.
The WADA Code provides a separate article on the role and responsibilities of National Olympic Committees, listing the roles and responsibilities assigned to each NOC.