Tozik urges efficient use of funds for Winter Olympics preparation
MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) - The money allocated for preparation of athletes for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games should be used efficiently, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Anatoly Tozik said, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian government.
Anatoly Tozik held a session of the organizing committee responsible for the preparation of the Belarusian sportsmen for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and 2014 Winter Paralympic Games.
As many as 98 medal events in 15 disciplines will be held at the 22nd Winter Olympics in Sochi. At the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games 15 disciplines featured 86 medal events. The Belarusian sportsmen are set to partake in 7 disciplines.
Members of the organizing committee discussed the preparation of the Belarusian sportsmen, their participation in the Olympics in line with the requirements of the International Olympic Committee and some issues concerning organization, staff, accreditation and accommodation for sportsmen. The officials also discussed the prospects of the development of winter sports in Belarus.
The financing of the training of candidates to the Belarusian national team was in the center of discussion, too. Anatoly Tozik required the efficient use of money during the preparation process. The committee supported such principles as heavier investment in medal hopefuls, mobilization of all possible financial sources and inadmissibility of misuse of funds.