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About 1200 grants were paid to non-profit charitable organization (NBO) "Fund of support of Olympians of Russia" since its inception in 2005, said Executive Director Alexander Katushev at a press conference on Tuesday.
NBO "Fund of support of Olympians of Russia" created at participation and support of state and public figures of Russia, the outstanding Russian sportsmen, official partner of the Fund is the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation.
"We pay pensions to silver and bronze winners of the Olympic games of the past years. They start to get our products each month following the retirement age, disability or seniority. We hope that the payments will always be, until the Foundation", - said Katushev.
Tuesday NBO "Fund of support of Olympians of Russia" and the Russian Olympic Committee signed an agreement according to which about 150 Champions and prize winners of the past Games will visit the Sochi 2014 Olympics.
"Last year we supported the trip 80 of our Olympians at the 2012 Games in London. Financing of these trips, the Foundation tries to do at least that's what little action towards to our veterans, to make them understand that they are not forgotten," shared Katushev.
Another of the activities of the "Fund of support of Olympians" is financing studies of athletes, which completed a career. "We help athletes that face the difficult choice of a radical change of lifestyle and search yourself after active sports career. We had 44 athletes from 16 regions", - noted Katushev.
Yesterday, on may 24, Deputy Chairman of the government of the Russian Federation Dmitry Kozak held in the White house meeting of the organizing Committee for the preparation of Russian athletes for the XXII Olympic winter games and XI Paralympic winter games 2014 in Sochi. Some details of the Agency of sport information «All sports» was informed the media-project «Team Russia-2014».
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a new government agreement regarding the volume of financial rewards to the athletes of the Russian Federation and their coaches are based on performances in the framework of the XXVII world summer Universiade of the current year in the Russian city of Kazan, - declared on Tuesday the Internet portal of the Russian government. Details experts of departments of «Russian news» and «sport news» economic journal for contemporary investors «market Leader».
From 25 to 30 March 2013 in Moscow have passed courses of improvement of qualification of additional professional education "Sport management". This is the second series of lectures in the framework of the common program of the Fund of support of Olympians of Russia, implemented by the Russian International Olympic University in social adaptation of athletes who have completed active career.