NEWS AND EVENTS
March 19, 2013
Uzbek sports verify course on Brazil
National Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan held a meeting where leaders of the NOC, the Ministry of Culture and Sports, sports associations and federations discussed the outgoing tasks to ensure implementation of the presidential resolution on the preparation of athletes of Uzbekistan for the 31st Summer Olympic Games and 15th Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.
The newly appointed president of the Olympic Committee of Uzbekistan Mirabror Usmanov informed the participants that the Republican Commission on the organization of athlete’s training for Rio de Janeiro 2016 had held its first meeting on February 27.
“The president gave a lot of authority to the National Olympic Committee,” said Mirabror Usmanov, “And we need to do our best ensure our athletes to achieve a decent result at the Olympic Games in 2016. To this end, we are reorganizing the structure of the NOC, establish an Olympians Support Fund so that the athletes had strong financial incentives, create a Center for Medical-Biological and Sport-Psychological Support and solve a number of important tasks. First and foremost we will review our work with the federations of Olympic sports.
There are currently 31 sports federations in the country. Conventionally, they can be divided into three groups – those from whom we can expect great results, the developing ones and those requiring some more improvements done. Coming closer to the future Olympic Games, we will now work with fourteen federations. All of them, as they say, must go up to a pace of the international federations, seeking to increase their representation in their governing bodies. And on the national level they must ensure functioning of regional federations.
“Responsibility for the preparations for the Olympic Games lies on the National Olympic Committee,” noted Jasur Akramov, first deputy Minister of Culture and Sport. “But the federations should not remain on the sidelines. Their mission is to ensure staffing, study the state of affairs in regions, organize regional championships in their sports, which is essential for better selection of promising young athletes in the national team. And also they must provide real support to those coaches in the field who have already proved themselves competent, capable professionals. For example, let’s help a weightlifting club in Takhiatosh who regularly rearing talented athletes, equip judo club in Denov, Yahyo Imamov’s hometown, encourage enthusiasm of gymnastics coaches who ensured a notable influx of girls in sports in recent years.”
Rio de Janeiro Olympics are coming closer and closer every day so athletes of Uzbekistan should cherish this time. (Source: Uzbekistan Today newspaper).