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The torch relay of the international games "Children of Asia" started in Yakutsk

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The event began with the rite of blessing of algys, after which the first torch of the relay was lit.


The ceremony of the start of the Torch Relay of the VII International Sports Games "Children of Asia" took place on Sunday in Yakutsk on the national holiday of the summer of Ysyakh Tuymaady, a TASS correspondent reports. The fire was transferred to Primorsky Krai.

The ceremony began with the blessing ceremony of algys, after which the first torch of the relay was lit, a particle of fire was transferred to a capsule with the participation of famous athletes from Yakutia.

"Dear residents and guests of Ysyakh Tuymaada, on behalf of the Government of the Republic, I congratulate you on the national holiday Ysyakh Tuymaady and with the beginning of the transfer of the torch relay of the international sports games "Children of Asia". This is an exciting day for every resident, because [it] was initiated by the first president of our republicMikhail Efimovich Nikolaev. <...> It is gratifying that the torch relay begins with the historical homeland of the Children of Asia sports games," the Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) said at the eventSergey Mestnikov.

President of the International Committee of games "Children of Asia"Vladimir Maksimov handed over a particle of the fire of the Games to the Minister of Physical Culture and Sports of Primorsky KraiTo Jean Kuznetsov. "Today Yakutsk has launched the idea that originated in 1996 in our republic and is being promoted today throughout the Asian continent. In 2018, the international Committee of the games "Children of Asia" decided that wherever the games took place, whenever they took place, the flame of the international sports games "Children of Asia" will always be lit in the Lena Pillars National Park in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). <...> Let the fire lit on the sacred Yakut land give all participants, guests of the VII International Sports Games "Children of Asia" the warmth of our hearts, the warmth of the residents of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)," he said.

Earlier, on June 24, the Games fire was lit on the territory of the Lena Pillars National Park in the Khangalassky district of Yakutia. It was noted that after the start of the relay, the flame will go to the region of the event - Primorsky Krai. There, the flame of the Games will visit all municipalities and complete its journey at the opening ceremony of the VII International Games "Children of Asia" in Vladivostok.

About games

The International Sports Games "Children of Asia" were established and held for the first time in Yakutia in 1996 in honor of the centenary of the modern Olympic movement.

The VII International Sports Games "Children of Asia" will be held in Vladivostok from July 27 to August 8, 2022 on behalf of the President of RussiaVladimir Putin. The Games are held with the support of the President and Government of the Russian Federation, the Russian Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, as well as the Olympic Council of Asia. The competitions are organized under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee and UNESCO.

The program of the games includes badminton, basketball, boxing, kurash wrestling, beach volleyball, judo, athletics, mas-wrestling, table tennis, swimming, bullet shooting, freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, sambo, archery, taekwondo, dance sports, futsal, hapsagai, rhythmic gymnastics.

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