UN envoy slams anti-Russian sanctions imposed over North KoreaRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 23, 21:29
Criminal case over Ukraine's map without Crimea and Donbass opened in KievWorld August 23, 21:17
Netanyahu says every encounter with Putin benefits Israel’s securityWorld August 23, 19:15
Netanyahu determined to prevent Iran from strengthening positions in SyriaWorld August 23, 18:21
Russia's military might on display at Army-2017 forumMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:20
Russian defense minister examines weapons seized from terrorists in SyriaMilitary & Defense August 23, 18:12
Grand Russian art exhibition to be held in Vatican in 2018Society & Culture August 23, 17:47
Argentinian footballer Emiliano Rigoni signs contract with Russia’s Zenit FCSport August 23, 17:36
German chancellor suggests exerting diplomatic pressure on North KoreaWorld August 23, 17:01
KHIMKI (Moscow Region), May 12. /TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stressed on Friday an urgency of solving a problem concerning the lack of training centers for certain sports in the country, some of them are included in the Olympic program.
"We do have problems and there are plenty of them," Medvedev said during a session devoted to issues of Russian national sports teams’ preparations for international competitions.
"One of the problems, for instance, is the inability of the federal sports centers to provide for the development of such sports as triathlon, modern pentathlon, speed skating, cycling. This is a problem," he said adding that "the situation needs to be changed."
During the session, which was held at an Olympic training center in Moscow Region’s Novogorsk on Friday, Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov told Medvedev that although the Russian sports received allocations from the federal budget, certain Olympic sports remained without financial assistance and had no training bases.
"A total of 26.3 billion rubles were allocated from the federal budget," Kolobkov said. "However, an issue regarding the provision with federal training centers was not resolved in such sports as speed skating, cycling, triathlon, skateboarding, sailing and mountain climbing."
The next Olympics, which are XXIII Winter Olympic Games, will take place in South Korea’s PyeongChang on February 9-25, 2018 and Russia’s participation in the event is still under a question.