Opening Asia for Russia

The VII International Sports Games "Children of Asia" have started in Vladivostok

28.07.2022 ТАСС 130 просмотров

273 sets of awards in 19 sports will be played at the competitions.

The opening ceremony of the VII International Sports Games "Children of Asia" took place in Vladivostok. The participants of the event heard the greeting of the President of the Russian FederationVladimir Putin, after which the president of the International Committee of Games "Children of Asia" addressed the guestsVladimir Maksimov.

"The Games in Vladivostok will be very special in many ways. In 2020, the games were postponed due to the spread of coronavirus infection. In a short period of time, the organizers did everything possible to ensure that the games took place and were held in the most comfortable conditions. The games "Children of Asia" have been one of the main ones in the field of children's sports in Asia for more than 25 years. <...> The games, born in Yakutia, now unite thousands of young athletes from different countries," he saidVladimir Maksimov at the opening ceremony.

In the welcoming speech of the President of the Russian Federation, which was read by his assistantIgor Levitin, it is noted that these competitions serve to promote the principles of Olympism, develop international humanitarian cooperation, strengthen friendly and personal contacts. The President expressed confidence that the current games will be successful, will be remembered for the intensity of an honest uncompromising struggle, an interesting and diverse cultural program. The Governor of Primorsky Krai also greeted the athletes Oleg Kozhemyako.

"On behalf of all residents of Primorsky Krai, we welcome participants and guests of the VII International Sports Games "Children of Asia". This grandiose sporting and cultural event is of great importance for all Russians, for millions of residents of the Asia-Pacific region. After all, it pursues the most noble goals: the development of children's and youth sports, the popularization of the idea of the Olympic movement, the strengthening of friendship between peoples," he saidOleg Kozhemyako in a welcoming speech, after which he declared the games open.

Popular Russian artists are scheduled to perform at the opening: rapper ST, singerAnna Sai and the beatbox world champion, author and performer Vakhtang. The ceremony will end with the ceremonial lighting of the bowl of fire in the "Fetisov Arena".

The torch relay started on June 24 in the Lena Pillars National Park in Yakutia. According to tradition, the Yakut shaman lit the fire. Then he was taken to Primorye, and since June 30, the relay race has been held in seaside towns and villages. Residents and guests of Vladivostok could greet the participants of the relay on July 28. 40 torchbearers took part in it — these are people who have contributed to the development of Vladivostok, famous athletes and public figures.

Asian Children

The VII International Sports Games "Children of Asia" are held in the capital of Primorye from July 28 to August 8 on behalf ofVladimir 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.

273 sets of awards will be played at the games. More than 1.3 thousand athletes from 12 countries, as well as from eight regions of Russia, take part in competitions in 19 sports.

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