It's not the first year that RIOU has been actively cooperating with colleagues from the People's Republic of China and has been successfully implementing joint educational projects for the sports industry specialists of China. Since early September there are several courses for Chinese partners taking place at the Sochi RIOU campus, specially developed by the university experts. Recently, such programs have become even more relevant, with the start of the preparations of the Chinese government for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Hebei Province. RIOU is by no mistake considered to be the main humanitarian legacy of the 2014 Sochi Games, and the university's experts have an essential experience to share with the global sports community in the field of organizing sports mega events.
Last week, representatives of the Hebei Cultural and Sports Center for Disabled People attended the classes entitled "Organizing Paralympic Games in Russia". All of them were members of the Chinese Paralympic team, skiers, who demonstrated great results in cross-country skiing, despite issues with hearing, sight, mobility of limbs. A two-week advanced training program for the heads of the Chancellery of Hebei Province - "Managing preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games" is taking place at RIOU right now, till September 26. Among students are representatives of almost all of the departments of the Chancellery of Hebei Province - specialists who supervise transportation, communications, healthcare, development of volunteer movement and other areas of urban life. Leading experts of the field - Lev Gutman, Evgeny Bukharov, Zhanna Grigorieva, Marala Chariyeva, Andrei Selsky, Ulyana Barbysheva, Maria Goryachko, Alexander Grushin - have been delivering lectures. Both programs include theoretical and practical exercises. The first module is held at Sochi campus, the second one in Moscow - students of the programs meet with representatives of the Olympic and Paralympic Committees of Russia. The meetings with Vladimir Lukin, President of the Russian Paralympic Committee, and Mikhail Terentyev, the Chairman of the All-Russian Society of People with Disabilities, have already taken place.