The current Olympic champions include three goalkeepers, eight defenders and 14 strikers. Six team reservists have also been announced to go to the Olympics if necessary.
Composition of the Russian Olympic Committee for participation in the Olympic Games:
goalkeepers: Alexander Samonov (Moscow CSKA), Timur Bilalov (Kazan “Ak Bars”), Ivan Fedotov (CSKA);
defenders: Alexander Nikichin (Moscow “Spartak”), Vyacheslav Voinov (Moscow “Dinamo”), Alexander Yelesh (Yaroslavl “Lokomotiv”), Artyom Molinin, Yegor Yakovlev (both – Magnitogorsk “Metallurg”), Nikita Nesterov Telegin (Chelyabinsk “Traktor”), Damir Sharipyanov (Omsk “Avangard”);
attackers: Artyom Anisimov (“Lokomotiv”), Sergei Andronov, Mikhail Grigorenko, Pavel Karnaukhov, Sergei Plotnikov, Anton Slepishev (all – CSKA), Arseny Grichyuk, Kirill Semyonov (both – Avangard) – St. Petersburg SKA), Vadim Shipachov (Moscow’s “Dinamo”), Dmitry Voronkov (“Ak Bars”), Arthur Kajumov (“Lokomotiv”), Andrei Chibisov (“Metallurg”).
reservists: goalkeeper Dmitry Shugayev (Cherepovets “Severstal”), defender Semyon Chistyakov (“Avangard”), attackers – Alexander Kadeikin (Ufa “Salavat Yulev”), Stanislav Galiyev (Moscow “Dinamo”), Andrei Kuzm (“Tractor”).
The head coach of the KOK national team at the Olympics will be Alexei Zhamnov, he will be assisted by Alexei Kudashov, Sergei Fyodorov and Sergei Gonchar. The goalkeeper coach will be Latvian specialist Sergejs Naumovs, but Hassan Saīds and Dmitrijs Jasankins will be responsible for physical fitness.
The KOK national team includes seven players from the 2018 Pyongyang Olympic Games, where the German national team was beaten in the dramatic final – Voinov, Nesterov, Yakovlev, Andronov, Grigorenko, Gusev and Shipachov.
The IOC national team will meet the Swiss national team (February 9), Denmark (February 11) and the Czech Republic (February 12) at the Beijing Olympics.