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Sports facilities of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is ready for the international games “Children of Asia”, informed the acting Governor of the Sakhalin region Valery Limarenko, at the meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. About it it is reported on the Kremlin website on Wednesday, January 30.
“For the games we have ensured full readiness of sports infrastructure. Will involve six key sports facilities that meet all modern requirements,” he said.
In turn, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said that it is expected more than 1,300 participants. “Represented such countries as Japan, Korea, Philippines, Nepal, Thailand and so on, that is a lot of Asian countries,” she explained.
The event will take place from 9 to 16 February. One of the founders of these competitions is the Olympic Committee of Asia, which brings together 45 countries. Games “Children of Asia” consist of eight kinds of sports: figure skating, hockey, short track, mountain skiing, snowboard, biathlon, cross-country skiing and ski jumping from a springboard.
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