IAAF Regional Development Centre Moscow


Conference of the Russian Athletic coaches was dedicated to preparation for the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio-de-Janeiro and was organized in the “Novogorsk” Training Centre on October 29-30 It was attended by 140 participants from 30 regions of Russia. Conference was organized by All – Russia Athletic Federation with the support of Russia National Olympic Committee, Ministry of Sports of Russian Federation and IAAF Moscow Regional  Development Centre.

On the first day the following personalities presented their reports and presentations:

  • Yuri Nagornykh, Deputy Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation
  • Vadim Zelichenok, Acting President of the All – Russia Athletic Federation;
  • Yuri Borzakovsky, Chief Coach of the Russia National teams;
  • Grigory Rodchenkov, Director of Moscow Antidoping Centre;
  • Ms Veronika Loginova, Headof Department of RUSADA Educational Programs;
  • Sergey Kuznetsov, representative of Federal Medical/Biological Agency

In the afternoon group meetings were organized for five groups of athletic events (sprinting and hurdles running, middle and long distance running, jumps, throws and combined events), where Senior Event Coaches and other experts took part and exchanged their ideas and thoughts.

  On the second day of the Conference world famous coaches delivered their presentations. Among them were: Renato Canova (Italy): middle and long distance running, Henryk Olszewski(Poland): throws, Loren Seagrave (USA) and Oleg Mukhin (Turkey): sprint. In addition to their theoretical presentations Loren Seagrave and Henryk Olszewski organized Master Classes.

Participants of the Conference highly evaluated this activity and expressed their wish to the organizers to continue these activities in future, probably, within Training camps.