Honorary President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Honorary Member of the International Olympic Committee, Recipient of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” Vitaly Smirnov celebrates his birthday on February 14.
The Sport Leaders Awards 2019 ceremony took place in Moscow awarding and honoring the best projects in the field of sports. The Russian Olympic Committee won in the nomination “Our team is the entire country!” for its project – House of Fans of Team Russia. The House of Fans was once again successfully organized at the recent 2nd European Games in Minsk.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov received an antique sabre as a gift for his commitment to Fair Play principles.20 June 2019
During the European Fencing Championship in Düsseldorf, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, President of the Russian Olympic Committee and the European Fencing Confederation, four-time Olympic champion, received an honorary award from the International Fair Play Committee. Holding the antique saber in his hands, the President of the ROC made a fencing salute to the organisers and spectators gathered in the stands.
The President of the Russian Olympic Committee sent a congratulatory message to Russians in honour of the 74th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
The President of the Russian Olympic Committee congratulated Russian figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva on their successful performance at the World Championships in Saitama, Japan. Today, Alina Zagitova, a student of Eteri Tutberidze, won the free skate program and for the first time in her career became a World champion! Evgenia Medvedeva was fourth, but after a short program she earned third place.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov: “The incredible victories of Lydia Skoblikova have set the bar so high for many generations of Soviet and Russian skaters”8 March 2019
Today the legendary Soviet athlete, Lydia Skoblikova, the only six-time Olympic champion in the history of speed skating and the absolute champion of the 1964 Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck, is celebrating her anniversary. The renowned speed skater received warm birthday wishes on her special day from ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov.
ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov and IOC member Shamil Tarpishchev took part in the ceremony to award the gold medal of the XXIX Summer Olympic Games 2008 to Russian freestyle wrestler Bakhtiyar Akhmedov. The medal finally came to the wrestler following a procedure initiated by IOC to reallocate the medals of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Today the State Duma of the Russian Federation hosted the grand opening of the exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the legendary hockey coach Anatoly Tarasov. Three-time Olympic champion Vladislav Tretyak, daughter of the Olympic champion Tatyana Tarasova, members of the Government of the Russian Federation, representatives of ROC and hockey legends Alexander Yakushev, Boris Mikhailov and Boris Mayorov took part in the ceremony.
Victor Zubkov: “ROC Initiatives, such as the National Olympic Day, fulfill a very important mission”2 July 2018
To the participants, organizers and guests of the XXIX all-Russian Olympic Day!
Today, on June 8, Olympic champion in fencing on sabers, double silver Olympic prize-winner (2012 and 2016), 7-time world champion, 11-time European champion, Chairman of the ROC Athletes’ Commission Sofya Velikaya celebrates her birthday!