7 November 2016
Alexander Zhukov: “We are planning to launch a full-fledged channel of the Russian Olympic Committee next year”
The meeting of the IOC Olympic Channel Commission was held in Lausanne. President of the ROC Alexander Zhukov took part in it. Members of the Commission were presented a detailed report on the primary results of the project, which started immediately after the Rio Olympic Games, as well as the main directions of development in the nearest future and in the long term.
President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach address the meeting. He stressed that 5 billion people visited the Games in Rio, which proves that the Olympic broadcast in the world was organized effectively.
“The Olympic Channel, is certainly one of the main strategic IOC projects. It aims to become a key instrument for the advancement and promotion of Olympism among young people, promotion of sports and healthy lifestyle in the society in the period between the Olympic Games, as well as the implementation of various social, sports, educational and marketing objectives.
The ROC sets similar goals for itself today, creating a national version of the Olympic channel, that will develop in close cooperation with the IOC Olympic channel.
Next year we are planning to launch a full-fledged version of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) channel, which is now being tested.
I would like to note that in his speech Thomas Bach spoke in detail about the Russian Olympic team’s participation in the Rio Games. The IOC President said that has recently communicated with the leaders of more than 50 countries and many large international organizations. I had a meeting with the Head of the Roman Catholic Church and with the representatives of the United Nations. According to Thomas Bach, they all supported the decision of the International Olympic Committee on the admission of our team to the OG. In my opinion, it is very important and it demonstrates that the vast most our colleagues take objective position on Russian sports and are ready for further constructive cooperation.”