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Success Stories

  • Iris Spanjol

    2019

    When I was a little, I always pursued to be in sports. My family supported that. I was searching my field, in which sport should I go. In the end, I decided to stay behind the scene and I wanted to be as a coach, promoting sports. Coming to the RIOU was almost natural to me. In my Olympic Academy they were telling about this university, saying that it in top three.

  • Shafiq Muhammad Atif

    2019

    I am thankful for the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. If they did not support me, it would be very difficult for me to study here. I am happy that I got a chance to study here. I learned lots of new things: I learned a lot from the best teachers, from the students, from the environment. It was an amazing experience. I was a national champion of swimming. I finished my first Master in Pakistan in physical education and I am serving as a lecturer of physical education.

  • Virginija Paliukaite

    2019

    Nowadays I work with Lithuanian Tennis Federation. I came to RIOU because of International Tennis Federation. I won the scholarship. I was into sports all my life. For ten years I played football professionally. I went to tennis because I could not play football anymore. I continue volunteering in sports events that is how I end up being with the Tennis Federation. At first, I did not know anything about the RIOU, I had to do some research, to see the program.

  • Camilla Gobo de Freitas

    2019

    I had high expectations about the year of my study at the RIOU. They were all fulfilled. I was happy, especially with the study program, with my friends I met here at the RIOU, with all the networking I had. The level of the professors was amazing. We learned a lot from them.

  • Lucas Sommer

    2019

    Before coming to RIOU, Sochi, I was studying business administration and played football in the United States. The education at the RIOU was a unique experience for me, which I cherish because I was able to learn from the best professors in the field and study with other students from many different countries.

  • O Kwang Hyok

    2019

    I work for the Korean Wrestling Federation. This is the first time my country sends students to study at Master Degree programs. This is my case. I was happy and excited to be here, to study at the RIOU, to get to know wonderful professors, to make friends with our classmates.

  • Aberdeen Sean Allister

    2019

    In Sochi he received his MSA diploma with honors, visited Moscow during an opening of the “Luzhniki” stadium after its reconstruction, had a successful practice with the football school “Junior” in Kazan city

  • Adhiambo Sarah Susan

    2019

    Susan has a number of achievements in a big tennis. During her studies in the RIOU, Susan visited national tennis centre in Moscow and managed to establish contacts with the Russian Tennis Federation.

  • Alexandra Pyryaeva

    2019

    The project “Science for Children” was initiated by Alexandra and her friends in 2008 to popularize science among kids and is still working.

  • Bayarsaikhan Ganzorig

    2019

    2015-2016 student of Russian International Olympic University. People say no one can predict the future. But Bayarsaikhan Ganzorig thinks that if one truly believes and strives firmly towards the goal, it works. Future is what one is doing and thinking, planning right now.

  • Christina Smith

    2019

    The skills of focus, determination, attention to detail, perseverance and hard work ethic that she acquired as a sportsman, has now been revived and applied in her current studies at the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU)

  • Daza Roldan Juan Camilo

    2019

    President of Sambo Colombian Federation, a teacher of foreign languages, and a volunteer, Camilo came to Russia to accumulate his knowledge in sports and develop the sports industry in his home country