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State of the Art Sport Centres to Appear in Vladivostok

29 July 2022
Во Владивостоке появятся спортивные кластеры мирового уровня

The 7th Children of Asia Summer International Sports Games officially opened in Primorye Territory in the towns of Vladivostok and Artem. Athletes from 13 countries, including large delegations from India, Mongolia, Iran, Thailand, and Afghanistan are taking part in the competition.

Vladimir Putin sent his greetings to athletes, noting the growing popularity of the Games. The Russian President stressed that these traditional competitions serve to promote the principles of Olympism, the development of international humanitarian cooperation, as well as the strengthening of friendly and personal contacts.

Vladivostok’s bid to host the Children of Asia Games was presented in September 2021 at the Eastern Economic Forum. Primorye Territory has a wealth of experience in organizing large-scale sport events. Recent landmark events included the Jigoro Kano International Judo Tournament, a stage of the World Curling Series, and other status competitions held as part of the sports programme of the Eastern Economic Forum, as well as the final training stage of Russian national teams for the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

«Children of Asia’s start confirms that a modern international and national platform for high-performance sports is developing in the Far East today. Vladivostok has become a sports hub in the Asia-Pacific region. In the near future, world-class sports clusters will be created here. Substantive dialogue on the development of sports infrastructure will be continued at the Eastern Economic Forum,» said Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation, Executive Secretary of the EEF 2022 Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov.

On the sidelines of the games Igor Levitin, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation held a meeting on the development of sports infrastructure. The meeting discussed the implementation of the presidential instructions on the construction of sports facilities in the Primorye Territory, as well as the creation of training centres for Russian national teams in priority sports on Russky Island.

Additionally, Igor Levitin, Oleg Matytsin, Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation and Oleg Kozhemyako, Head of Primorye Territory inspected the construction site of the future curling centre. The groundbreaking took place during EEF 2019, and the facility is expected to be completed by the summer of next year. Olympic champion Anna Bogaliy also took part in the opening ceremony of an interactive biathlon venue with an air gun shooting range in Vladivostok.

The 7th Eastern Economic Forum will be held on 5–8 September 2022 in Vladivostok at the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) campus. The Forum is organized by the Roscongress Foundation.

All up-to-date news on EEF 2022 preparations can be found on the Forum’s official social media channels.


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