After feasting came the reckoning
¹ 5-6 (2010)
Work of the bodies founded for the Vancouver Olympic Games began on the final stage. Organizing committee on preparation and participation of Russian sportsmen in the
First of all it was necessary to construct (to reconstruct) training facilities for the centralized preparation of mountain skiing, snowboard, biathlon, ski jump national teams. However, plans were made on paper. As a result, Russians won only one silver medal in these kinds of sports.
Expenses for medical, biological and methodical support of Russian national
Auditors are categorical: the system of sportsmen preparation financing existing in Minsport is inefficient and corruptible. During all Olympic cycle commercial organizations were directly financing works and the services, connected with preparation of sportsmen. Annually these organizations, subsequently liquidated,
It is established that national teams from official Olympic delegation of Russia, were made by sports federations with infringements. For example, the structure of the accredited persons of hockey national team included A.Bedarev (the representative of the
5 breakfasts of the minister of sports.
Minsport expenses, connected with staying of official sports delegation on the Olympic Games in Vancouver, made almost 41 million roubles. The head of the ministry Vitaly Mutko lived in hotel, which costed the Russian budget$1,5 thousand a night. Besides, every day he took, in average, five vouchers for breakfast, each costed $50. 740 million roubles were spent by Organizing committee
«It is nonsense and nit-picking!»
Vitaly Mutko, the minister of sports of the Russian Federation:
I don't know, who and what wrote, but all these speculations who and how much money spent, are nonsense
«You should ask the Ministry of Sports and federations»
Leonid Tyagachev, the former ROC president:
May people think, that if there is a question of preparation for the Olympic Games it is connected with ROC. But you should ask the Ministry of Sports and federations, as ROC has not get money from the state budget for the last eight years. We should sort out the situation with those heads of Ministry of Sports and federations who used means inefficiently, carrying out choiceless tenders and letting budget money flow away to the third structures.
«It means, money was not invested properly»
Vladimir Putin, the prime minister of the Russian Federation:
There is an impression that, the more we invest into sports, the poorer are the results. We allocated only from the federal budget 3,5 billion roubles for preparation of our national team for Vancouver
«Russian Homes» are a special case!»
Igor Lebedev, the head of LDPR fraction in the State Duma: Unfortunately, it is spent much more money, than in other countries for our delegations on the Olympic Games. A special case are «Russian Homes», oodles of money are thrown into them. Therefore, it is no wonder, that during Vancouver Games our officials lived in hotel rooms, costing$1,5 thousand a day, and accreditations were given to the wrong people.
The expenses connected with preparation and participation of Russian national teams in winter Olympic Games-2010 (million roubles)
Author: Sergey Semyonov, Nikita Logvinov