Alpine Skiing is one of the few disciplines in which Russian athletes were not likely to contend for medals at the 2014 Olympics. In our country modern tracks were built for the Sochi Games. Alexander Zhukov expressed confidence that the region will eventually become the ski resort that will influence the development of alpine skiing.
At a meeting with the Russia’s mainstream media, held at the Main Media Center, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov said that he was glad for the success of the Russian athletes, representing other countries at the Olympics, especially for the success of Yuri Podladchikov, representing Switzerland (snowboarding), and Anastasia Kuzmina, representing Slovakia (Biathlon).
One of the most pressing issues on the agenda is what to do with the sports venues after the Olympic Games . At the briefing, held on Thursday, February 13th, the President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov said there was an idea of creating a mid-mountain skating center in Sochi after the Olympic Games. It was expected to put up this center using the equipment of the Adler Arena, but it requires careful consideration.
Russian figure skaters have already won two gold medals: in the team event and in pairs figure skating where Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov were the best. The silver was also taken by the Russians – Ksenia Stolbova and Fyodor Klimov. At the press conference, held at the Main Media Center of the Olympic Games, the ROC President Alexander Zhukov said that we could predict the good performance of our skaters at the Olympics in Sochi, but such a smashing success became a surprise.
Today , February 13, Russia’s honored figure skating coach Tatiana Tarasova is celebrating her birthday. The President of Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov congratulated the national sports legend.
On Wednesday, February 12, in Sochi an official reception of the Russian Olympic Committee was held. Alexander Zhukov, the head of the ROC, acting as host of the receprion, welcomed the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Today , February 11, Russian speedskater Olga Fatkulina won a silver medal in women’s 500 meters at the Olympic Games in Sochi. Lee Sang-hwa of South Korea won Olympic gold. She was 0.36 seconds ahead of it Fatkulina after two races. Margot Boer of the Netherlands won the bronze (0.78).
The award ceremony for the Olympic champions, which took place on Monday, February 10, was marked by three events that happend for the first time: the Russian team was awarded the first gold medal of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, it was awarded in the new figure skating team event and it was presented by the President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) Alexander Zhukov in his debut as a representative of the International Olympic Committee.
The head of the Russian Olympic Committee congratulated Viktor Ahn, who has won the bronze medal in the short track for the Russian team, on winning the medal and shared details of the conversation with the champion.
On Sunday, February 9, he first medals appeared in the medal box of the Russian Olympic team. The President of the Russian Olympic Committee commented on the results of the previous day, which brought some unforgettable moments of celebration and sincere joy to the Russian fans.