Russia aim to enter top three in medal standings at Beijing 2022 Olympics

MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. The team of Russian athletes is capable of finishing the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in China in the top three in the overall medal standings at the upcoming 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, the top official said on Monday. Russian Olympic Games.

“If I talk about our previous predictions, I must say that they remain unchanged and remain at 30 medals, for which we are ready to fight,” Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Stanislav Pozdnyakov told reporters on Monday. .

“We will be able to fight for a place in the top three [of medal standings]”, he said. “However, we are not in control of the situation due to some force majeure complications”

“We are closely following various predictions, but continue to stick to our personal opinion based on our own analytical data because we have our own method,” Pozdnyakov said. “Unfortunately, this method is far from accurate compared to the pre-COVID-19 era.”

In the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, the Russian Olympic National Team competed under the status of Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) because the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the International Committee Olympic Games (IOC) was suspended on this date. time.

Russian athletes finished 13th in the overall medal standings at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang after winning two gold, six silver and nine bronze.

Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

The 2022 Winter Olympics in the Chinese capital of Beijing are scheduled to be held from February 4 to 20, while the Paralympic Winter Games will be held from March 4 to 13.

During the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur on July 31, 2015, Beijing was chosen to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, making the Chinese capital the first city to host both the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Games (in 2008) and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (in 2022).

Beijing won the right to host the 2022 Olympics and Paralympics in a close race, beating Almaty’s Kazakhstan in 2015 by 44 votes to its rival’s 40.

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