Sergey Kushchenko: “Russian biathlon infrastructure develops rapidly”
Before the official protocol of the 102nd IBU Executive Committee's meeting, which was held in South Korean Pyeongchang, Biathlonrus.com reached the IBU's first
— Sergey, the Tyumen's «Zhemchuzhina Sibiri» was noticeable twice in the yesterday's news — first there was a decision concerning the transfer of the final training camp of the men's teams, followed by the news regarding an international licensing with an A category.
— Did the complex in Kamchatka have claims on the highest grade?
— Fatianov's complex had the claims on the B license and got it. It is very important achievement for us. Kamchatka hosts the major international competitions for three years in a row and finally got the right to host the official IBU starts. During the Executive Committee's meeting almost everybody noticed that the Russian biathlon infrastructure develops rapidly.
— Does it mean that there will be more of biathlon in Russia? I mean the world cups and IBU cups?
— In the next two seasons we will have more of them. This season is a break for us. Starting from the next year the international starts will be hold in Russia one after another. In September 2012 Ufa will host the summer world championship. Starting from January the series of the key winter competitions will start in Russia — on January
— If we consider the
— Of course not. But one needs to understand that these competitions more depend on the organizing committees. We introduced both of the requests for the next season and both of them were confirmed. Some work on the
— Does IBU follow the tempo of the main Olympic construction site?
— Yes, moreover it participates. The IBU representatives have already made several inspections of the Sochi's track together with a technical team of the RBU, the Sochi organization committee and the main organizations, which work on construction. They all have a constant communication. This winter — February
— Did you have a chance to see how the Korean colleagues get ready for their Olympics? There have been many articles and words regarding the almost maximal readiness of Pyeongchang to the Olympic, which they got from the third attempt.
— Indeed, so much has been done here. First of all it concerns infrastructure. This sector was the most painful during the biathlon world championship in 2009. We have a meeting with a Pyeongchang's mayor. He said that the biathlon world championship gave them the priceless experience. They made their conclusions. In any case they have enough time to get perfectly ready for the Olympics.