For the first time in history, the Annual Congress of the European Fencing Confederation (EFC) was held online. It was attended by delegates from 41 countries. The event took place on World Fencing Day which this year is celebrated under the motto: “Fencing, Passion, Family.”
On June 30, the Russian Olympic Committee held a meeting of the ROC Athletes’ Commission, chaired by Sofya Velikaya. The session was held online.
If there is one positive to be taken from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that it has brought people together. The athlete community has been no exception, and several athletes’ commissions have been working round the clock to make sure that their athletes are supported during this tough time. The Russian Athletes’ Commission (AC) has been one of the most proactive, and its Vice-Chair, Lada Zadonskaya, has shared with Athlete365 some of its initiatives from the last few months.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov: “The upcoming Olympic Games will become a symbol of victory over the pandemic”4 June
Exactly two years ago, Stanislav Pozdnyakov was elected as President of the ROC. The four-time Olympic champion in fencing has taken over the management of the organization, which is fighting for clean sports and defending its honesty. Who could have known that within two years the whole world, and the sports world in particular, would have to endure an unprecedented challenge due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
The International Olympic Committee has updated the composition of its commissions. In addition to Stanislav Pozdnyakov, who was approved for a new term as a member of the Olympic Programme Commission, the powers of other ROC representatives were also extended.
This material contains answers to the most important questions regarding the activities of the ROC in the context of the global crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, topics such as the postponement of the 2020 Games and related problems, as well as preparations for the proceedings by the CAS between WADA and RUSADA, were touched upon.
The President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov congratulated all lovers of sports and a healthy lifestyle on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, traditionally celebrated on April 6.
In the light of the current discussion in the global sports community regarding the organisation of and the participation in the Games of the ХХХII Olympiad in Tokyo, the Russian Olympic Committee states the following.
On March 18, the IOC President Thomas Bach held a video conference with the Heads of the European NOCs on the upcoming XXXII Olympic Games in Tokyo.