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The torch relay "Children of Asia" will begin on Sakhalin on Christmas

06.01.2019 105 просмотров

Athletes from 20 countries will take part in the competition.


Flame will travel to Sakhalin and the Kuriles tomorrow. This was previously announced by Deputy Minister of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy of the region Yegor Umnov at the presentation of the torch relay.

< td> Anna Bogaliy was the first to light
the torch of the Winter Games "Children of Asia"
 
Kurile Islands.

In total, more than 30 settlements will visit the torch.
More than 360 people will carry the fire.

These are the organizers of the games, well-known and eminent athletes of the region, Sakhalin politicians and public figures.

On Christmas Day the fire will start its journey from the Kuril city of Severo-Kurilsk. Then the flame will arrive in the Okhinsky district - the northernmost urban district of Sakhalin. The torch will be carried across the entire island and will return to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on February 8 before the opening of the Games.

The Children of Asia International Sports Games will be held on Sakhalin from February 9 to 16, 2019. More than three thousand people will participate in them.

Competitions will be held in eight sports: alpine skiing, snowboarding, biathlon, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, figure skating, short track and hockey.

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