19 July 2014
Alexander Zhukov attended the Olympic Summit in Lausanne
The third Olympic Summit attended by the most influential representatives of the Olympic Movement was held on Saturday at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.
President of the Russian Olympic Committee, IOC member Alexander Zhukov was among the 16 people invited to take part in the Summit. IOC President Thomas Bach invited, along with ROC President, the following sports officials: ANOC President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, Chair of the IOC Athletes’ Commission Claudia Bokel, IOC Vice-President John Coates, President of the International Gymnastics Federation Bruno Grandi, IOC Executive Board member Patrick Hickey, President of the International Ski Federation Gian-Franco Kasper, President of the Chinese NOC Liu Peng, FINA President Julio Cesar Maglione, USOC President Lawrence Probst III, IOC Vice-President Craig Reedie, President of the International Tennis Federation Francesco Ricci Bitti, SportAccord President Marius Vizer, IOC Executive Board Member Ching-Kuo Wu and IOC Vice-President Zaiqing Yu.
Reports on key issues were provided at the Summit. These included the fight against doping (report by Craig Reedie); the sports calendar (report by Keith McConnell); autonomy and good governance (report by Patrick Hickey); and the fight against illegal betting (report by Francesco Ricci Bitti). In addition, Summit participants heard a draft report on the Olympic Agenda 2020 and a preliminary progress report on the recent program materials for the benefit of the Olympic Movement.
By the way, Summit participants unanimously supported IOC reforms within the Olympic Agenda 2020, focused on three main directions: stability, reliability and youth involvement. Detailed discussions have taken place on a range of key issues including cost management of the Games, protecting the clean athletes, good governance and youth strategy.