The Chairman of the RPC Governing Board, RPC First Vice-President Pavel Rozhkov and member of the RPC Governing Board, the President of Russian Federation of Sports for Persons with physical impairments Lev Seleznev took part in the annual meeting of the Olympic Assembly.
The Olympic meeting was held by the President of the ROC Alexander Zhukov. Presentations were made by the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation, Olympic champion Pavel Kolobkov, the Olympic champion in fencing and the chairman of the Commission of athletes of the ROC Sofya Velikaya, the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games in ICE Hockey Ilya Kovalchuk, the honored coach of the USSR in figure skating Tatyana Tarasova, the Olympic champion in figure skating Fedor Klimov, three-times Olympic champion in classical wrestling Alexander Karelin, chairman of the Independent Public Anti-Doping Commission and honored the first IOC member Vitaly Smirnov, two-times Olympic wrestling champion Arsen Fadzayev.
The meeting was attended by representatives of All-Russian Sports Federations, territorial Olympic Councils, Olympic Academies and other organizations-members of the ROC, as well as famous coaches and athletes.
The Olympic Assembly unanimously supported the statement of Russian winter Olympic athletes regarding their position to participate in 2018 PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. At the same time, the Olympic Assembly respects any decision of athletes and encourages everyone to respect the choice of each individual athlete.
The Olympic Assembly stated that the Governing Board of the ROC and the senior staff of the Russian Olympic Committee, together with the organizations concerned should take all measures to ensure the participation of Russian athletes in the upcoming Olympic Winter Games, providing the necessary assistance in solving organizational, technical, financial and other issues. Those athletes who for whatever reason will not receive an invitation from the IOC, or refuse to participate in the Games, must also be given every possible support.
Using the materials from the ROC web-site
Press Service of the Russian Paralympic Committee