Stanislav Pozdnyakov joined the new composition of the IOC Olympic Programme Commission

The President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov retained his membership in one of the key commissions of the International Olympic Committee – the Olympic Programme Commission. The new composition of the IOC commissions was approved by IOC President Thomas Bach.

According to the provisions of the “Olympic Agenda 2020”, “the Olympic Programme is the fundamental centerpiece of the Olympic Games, and the decisions taken in this Commission affect all areas and channels of the Olympic movement.

The Olympic Programme Commission is one of the most representative in the IOC. It includes 23 members. The main function of the Commission is to analyze the sports programmes of the Summer Olympics and the Winter Olympics and put forward proposals for consideration before the IOC Executive Board.

Sports that qualify for inclusion into the Olympic Programme are examined according to 35 criteria, in turn divided into five categories. Before each summer and winter Olympic event, the Commission prepares a detailed report based on its considerations, and the IOC Executive Board members make the final decision on including a particular sport into the competition schedule.

This year’s IOC Commission Week will be held from November 2 to 8, 2020. It will be decided at a later stage if the meetings are going to be held in person or remotely based on the epidemiological situation.