20 winners of the competition will receive scholarships to start their studies in September at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU). The “Olympic Scholarships” competition under Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program is a joint initiative of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation and RIOU.
In 2019 72 applications from 37 countries were admitted to the competition – this number has increased by 20% since last year. The geographic outreach of the competition in the new application cycle has also expanded – 20 winners hail from 17 countries and 7 of them are represented in the programme for the first time, including Austria, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Jordan, Algeria, Czech Republic and South Africa. Among the scholarship holders of the new cohort are members of national teams, trainers, representatives of National Olympic Committees, IOC members, sports managers and entrepreneurs running their own sports projects.
The RIOU’s “Master of Sport Administration” programme combines teaching of key sports industry skills and gaining practical experience at sports events. Students will gain best practice knowledge in managing sports events and facilities, marketing and economic analysis concepts, and will share experience with leading sports management experts who form the acclaimed RIOU’s faculty.
Winners of the 2019-2020 “Olympic Scholarships” Competition:
- Asghari Samira, Afghanistan
- Berdica Elina, Albania
- Blainville Tiphaine, France
- Cole Theodore Devin, USA
- Farah Al-Shiyyab, Jordan
- Georgian Gor, Russia
- Grgic Lana, Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Hunanyan Kristina, Czech Republic
- Jeanville Steeve, Emmanuel, France
- Kamelov Kadyrbek, Kazakhstan
- Khelassi Hamza, Algeria
- Kuo Yu-Ming, China
- Lesik Anastasiya, Belarus
- Llopis Hernandez Carlos, Spain
- Maly Jakub, Austria
- Mamba Muzi, Eswatini
- Masutha Shandukani Shonisani Tikva, South Africa
- Nekorkina Evgeniia, Russia
- Pyatkov Aleksey, Russia
- Thomas Maria, Canada