Russian Olympic Committee signs agreements with Olympic Council of Asia and Olympic Solidarity over zero tolerance in doping

The Russian Olympic Committee recently signed agreements with the Olympic Council of Asia and Olympic Solidarity to boost anti-doping efforts.

The agreements will provide educational activities to ensure an anti-doping culture among athletes, coaches and specialists in Russia. The deal covers all the Commonwealth of Independent States – Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Russia. Georgia and the Baltic States will also benefit from the joint programmes.

“Today we have agreed on practical steps to implement a zero-tolerance policy for doping, including through educational activities for athletes, coaches and other professionals,” said ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov.

“Among the first joint projects of the ROC and Olympic Solidarity is the Forum of Young Olympians, which will be held annually on 1 June, on Children’s Day.” The programmes will ensure the training of managers and sports managers of Russia’s sports federations, as well as assisting other nations.

Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the OCA and Olympic Solidarity, was present at a meeting to sign the agreements. He was joined by OCA Director General Hussein Al Musallam and Pere Miro, IOC Deputy Director General and head of National Olympic Committee relations.

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