Olympic Lesson in the Rostov Region

On June 18, Aksai begins a new sports life. New Sports Palace with a swimming pool and gyms will open in the city. On the opening day the new sports complex, will host the Olympic Lesson, which is part of the Olympic Patrol sports and education project.  The Olympic Lesson was held with the support of Gazprom, General sponsor of the Russian Olympic Committee.

The solemn opening ceremony of the new sports facility will be complemented by a meeting with one of the heroes of the Rio Olympics, Handball champion Anna Sedoykina, Basketball player, 1992 Olympic champion Elena Shvaybovich, and the Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling Varteres Samurgashev.

AGENDA of the Olympic Lesson:

The story of the Olympic movement, its history and principles will be presented by:

  • Handball Olympic champion of the XXXI Olympic Summer Games (2016, Rio de Janeiro) Anna Sedoykina. At the 2016 Games the Russian national team under the leadership of Evgenia Trefilova won the gold medal, claiming the victory in a dramatic final over France.
  • Basketball Olympic champion (XXV Olympic Games, 1992, Barcelona) Elena Shvaybovich. Bright defender made a major contribution to the victory at the Games in Barcelona and continues to develop national
  • Olympic champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling (Games of the XXVII Olympiad, 2000, Sydney) Varteres Samurgashev. At the Sydney Olympics, Varteres he defeated the current Olympic and World Champions, World Cup holders and European Champions, winning a triumphant victory in the final over the current Vice-champion of the Olympic Games.

Athletes will share their own experience of performing at the Games, take part in an autograph and photo sessions, and answer the questions of the project participants.

The Olympic Lesson will be held in Aksai with the support of Gazprom, which is not only the General sponsor of the Russian Olympic Committee, but also the company, which fully supports numerous sports projects in Russia and abroad. One of them is the program Gazprom for Children. Within this program a new modern sports and recreation complex was built in Aksai, where residents will have an additional opportunity to practice their favorite sports.

The Olympic Lesson will be held in Aksai Sports Palace (Rostov Region, Aksai, Rechnikov street, 11) on June 18 from 10.00.

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The Olympic Patrol project is part of the Olympic Country program aimed at promoting mass sports development.

Olympic Patrol is the all-Russian sports and educational project of the Russian Olympic Committee.

The project was launched in July 2014 at the largest children’s centers of Russia, including Orlenok, Smena in Krasnodar Region; Artek in the Crimea, as well as on the basis of 6 large camps of the Moscow and Leningrad Regions and the all-Russian sports and health children’s center in Sochi.

In September 2014, the Olympic Patrol was launched in Russian schools and by May 2015 45,000 new participants from 60 schools of 24 Russian regions joined it.

More than 19,000 children and juniors aged 8 to 16 took part in the summer campaign of 2015, held at Ocean, Orlyonok and Artek children’s centers.

In October 2015 the project was attended by the President of the International Olympic Committee, Olympic fencing champion Thomas Bach.

More than 5,000 new participants took part in the summer campaign of 2016. From September to December 2016, the project covered more than 10 cities and 13,000  participants joined it.

In summer 2017, the project came to the all-Russian children’s center Smena (Anapa) and the international children’s center Artek (Crimea). More than 5,000 children and juniors took part in its events.

Also in 2017-2018, the ROC held the Olympic Lesson and football matches within the framework of the international children’s social program of the Gazprom company called Football for Friendship. Football for Friendship is an international children’s social program, launched in 2013. It  includes a number of sports and educational events held in different countries of the world to promote tolerance, respect for other cultures and nationalities, friendship between children from different countries, human values, youth sports and a healthy lifestyle and develop children’s football.

Thus, in the period from 2014 to 2018, the project was attended by more than 150,000 people and about 200 famous Olympic, European and World Champions. Among them were:

  • Anastasia Davydova, five-time Olympic champion in Synchronized Swimming;
  • Victor An, six-time Olympic Short Track champion;
  • Alexey Nemov, four-time Olympic champion in Gymnastics;
  • Nikolai Zimyatov, four-time Olympic champion in Cross-Country Skiing;
  • Vladislav Tretiak, three-time Olympic champion in Ice Hockey;
  • Svetlana Romashina, five-time Olympic champion in Synchronized Swimming;
  • Natalia Ishchenko, five-time Olympic champion in Synchronized Swimming;
  • Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitry Soloviev, Olympic Figure Skating Champions;
  • Irina Rodnina, three-time Olympic champion in Figure Skating;
  • Alexander Karelin, three-time Olympic champion in Greco-Roman Wrestling;
  • Maria Kiseleva, three-time Olympic champion in Synchronized Swimming;
  • Elena Zamolodchikova, two-time Olympic champion in Gymnastics;
  • Alexander Lesun, Olympic champion in Modern Pentathlon;
  • Sofia Velikaya, Olympic champion in Fencing;
  • Alla Shishkina, two-time Olympic champion in Synchronized Swimming

and many others.

Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)

As an organization, heading the Olympic movement in Russia, the ROC represents the RF at the international arena, in the relationship with the IOC, international sports federations and national Olympic committees of different countries. Within its international activities, the ROC is holding major Olympic official events, such as the General Assembly of the EOC (November, 2011, Sochi), the General Assembly of the NOCs (April, 2012, Moscow), the first World Forum of Olympians and the Session of the General Assembly of the All-Russian Olympians’ Association (October, 2015, Moscow).

The Russian Olympic Committee regularly provides funding to the all-Russian sports federations, including participation of athletes in various competitions, their travel, accommodation and food, purchase of sports equipment, foreign and Russian coaches and specialists, treatment and adaptation for candidates for the Russian Olympic team (more than 2,500 athletes in total).

In accordance with the state policy of the Russian Federation in the field of physical culture and sports and the IOC Charter, the Russian Olympic Committee annually implements a number of national projects and programs related to the development of mass, youth and amateur sports, which involve huge amount of people across the country. The total number of participants of the all-Russian Olympic Day in 2015 amounted to about 2.4 million people, Winter Sports Day attracted more than 1 million participants. Traditional projects of the ROC Olympic Patrol and Olympic Changes United hundreds of thousands of children and adults in different regions of the country, more than 150 Olympic champions and prize-winners took part in these events.


Gazprom is a global energy company focused on geological exploration, productiontransportation, storage, processing and sales of gas, gas condensate and oil, sales of gas as a vehicle fuel, as well as generation and marketing of heat and electric power.

One of the company’s key social project is the Gazprom for Сhildren program. Its goal is to create conditions for the harmonious intellectual and physical development of children and juniors, to attract as many of them as possible in sports and creative activities.

The program has been implemented in 73 Russian regions since 2007.

More than 1,600 modern sports facilities have been built throughout the country, including 120 sports and recreation complexes. In many places children and teenagers for the first time had the opportunity to play sports in comfortable conditions. Today, more than 100 thousand people are engaged in these sports facilities. In addition, Gazprom implements the international Football for Friendship project, including a number of sports and educational events in different countries of the world.

The history of active cooperation between Gazprom and the ROC began in 2001 when a long-term cooperation program was signed. Gazprom provided support to the ROC during preparation for the winter Games in Sochi, and created unique sports facilities.

On October 23, 2014 Gazprom and ROC signed a Memorandum of Cooperation, the company became the General sponsor of the Russian Olympic team.