Three Councils and one Conference have been organized since Mikhail Prokhorov headed the Russian biathlon Union. Every meeting of the biathlon family was accompanied by some landmark events. At the April 2009 Conference the members of the RBU Executive Board were elected. The strategy of the biathlon development till the year of 2020 was presented at the December 2009 Council meeting. In 2010 the participants discussed the children sport, education and common database
— Mr. Prokhorov, could you compare the Council meeting today and two years ago?
— Take a look at the methodological handouts and compare them with what we had before. I think we now have much fewer emotions, but the constructive dialog. The speeches are
At 15:00 Mikhail Prokhorov has started the session demanding the authors of the 9 planned speeches to be laconic.
The first speaker — a former head coach of the team and a current state coach Vladimir Barnashov — spend 15 minutes talking about the
The regional news was also discussed — the RBU has offices in 48 Russian regions, now they are all busy with the
The Moscow region biathlon Federation was recently headed by the
As for the biathlon situation in St. Petersburg — the local federation was recently left without president; the new one hasn't been elected yet. Mr. Prokhorov promised to go there personally —
One of the most interesting speeches belonged to the deputy CEO Alexander Pak, who summarized what had been done during the last season:
— the RBU helped 18 sport schools with the equipment and inventories transferred for the total sum of 25 mln rubles
— the competitions
— the biathlon centers in 8 regions was equipped
— in collaboration with the Izhevsk mechanical plant the special rifle for the young biathletes was designed. The first 200 rifles are already in stock and will be soon handed to the regional sport schools.
The speech of Viktor Mamatov, the member of the Sport Ministry Expert Council was also very informative. He described the situation with the coaching staff in the country. There are 644 biathlon coaches in Russia, 456 of them are staff coaches, including 340 those with the higher education in physical culture. 13 505 biathletes of various ages train under their direction.
The RBU also presented the first
The head coach of the national team Valery Polkhovsky made a speech regarding
Considering the above said we can conclude that Mr. Prokhorov was right saying that the constructive and factful components of the Council have increased dramatically. The reports and materials have become more interesting and informative — the Council handouts without any doubts will be useful during the season.