Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation
DEAR PARTICIPANTS, ORGANIZERS, AND GUESTS OF THE THIRD EASTERN ECONOMIC FORUM!
In the Far East, the field of physical education and sports is currently developing briskly. We energetically encourage citizens to lead healthy lifestyles, build new sport facilities and modernize the old ones, and develop active-lei- sure promotion programs.
To effectively solve the tasks before us, an exchange of experience, opinions, and information on the state-of-the-art technologies among specialists, government authorities, and business communities is important.
I do not doubt that in the course of the Eastern Economic Forum, its participants will find modern ways to develop their projects, including ones connected to sports.
We wish everyone productive dialogues, new business connections, and success in reaching their goals!
The Far Eastern Federal District ranks second in the Russian Federation for the provision of sports facilities; every third inhabitant of the district is engaged in physical fitness and sports.
During the next 5 years, the Russian Far East will become the center for the development of the Olympic movement. After all, in 2018, the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held in Pyeongchang (South Korea), in 2020, the Games of the XXXII Olympiad will be held in Tokyo (Japan), and the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022 will be held in Beijing (China).
The only sports event in Russia under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee is traditionally held in the Russian Far East. Once every four years, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) with the support of the Ministry of Sport of Russia has been successfully organizing the International Summer Sports Games entitled «Children of Asia» since 1996. In 2019, the First International Winter Sports Games «Children of Asia» will take place in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
During the III Eastern Economic Forum on the Russky Island, a special playground of the All-Russia Physical Fitness and Sports Complex called Ready for Labor and Defense (GTO) will unfold near the main stage of the Far Eastern Federal University campus. On September 5 to 10, anyone who wants to test their strength will be able to try the GTO complex.
The volunteers and judges of the GTO will tell and show how to properly pull up on a high crossbar, do push-ups, do a standing longjump, lean forward on the gymnastic bench, as well as do the dumbbell push jerk. Those who successfully pass the test will be awarded with GTO complex souvenir badges.
At the same time, on the site, you can get assistance on registering on the federal Internet portal of the All-Russian Physical Fitness and Sports Complex «Ready for Labor and Defense (GTO)» and familiarize yourself with the requirements for participating in the GTO movement.
Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation
Address: 18 Kazakova St., 18, Moscow 105064,
Tel.: +7(495) 720-53-80 Fax: +7 (495) 995-05-51