A colorful closing ceremony of the first Children of Asia Winter Games took place in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, to be the culmination of a big sports festival.
For eight days, we actively supported young athletes who fought for victory in eight sports.
In Moscow there was a meeting of the Children of Asia Games International Committee’s delegation – President Mr. Vladimir MAKSIMOV and Vice-President, Deputy of State Duma Mr. Marat BARIEV with the Minister of the Russian Federation for Development of the Far East and Arctic Mr. Alexei CHEKUNOV and his Deputy Mr. Marat SHAMYUNOV.
Today the Head of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) and one of the founders of the Children of Asia Games International Committee Mr. Aisen Nikolaev celebrates his birthday.
Governor of Kemerovo Region Mr. Sergei TSIVILEV and President of the Children of Asia Games International Committee Mr. Vladimir MAKSIMOV signed an agreement on holding the 2nd Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games 2023 in Kuzbass.
Today, on December 19, Mr. Vladimir MAKSIMOV, President of the Children of Asia Games International Committee, and Mr. Sergei TSIVILEV, Governor of Kemerovo Region, signed an agreement on conducting the 2nd Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games in 2023.
"I would especially like to highlight the holding of the International Children's Games of Asia every four years. I can confidently say that the IOC will continue to support such events that encourage and encourage children and young people to engage in sports in the spirit of self-improvement, fair play and friendship". "Let me thank and congratulate the Children of Asia Games International Committee which, for more than 20 years, has been providing the young people of Asia with a unique sporting experience. Thank you for your strong support and commitment to sport and its values".
"I am amazed at the scale of Children of Asia Games, conditions in which participants train and compete. The capital of the republic was able to provide sites simultaneously for two major events - Russia – Sports Power International Forum and Children of Asia International Sports Games. All facilities correspond to international standards. Everyone feels Olympic spirit in Yakutia".
"Thanks to Children of Asia Games, the republic has made a breakthrough in development of children and youth sport, construction of sports facilities and improvement of the population. Authority of the Games is growing year by year. Not only Russia is looking forward to the upcoming edition but also countries of Asia and the whole world".
"Our large sports family has become bigger thanks to sports lovers, healthy life followers, Olympians, champions of Asia and the world for the last 20 years. Despite difficulties appearing in any case, we were able to overcome them and make Children of Asia Games a true launch pad for thousands of young athletes, give them an Olympic spirit, a sense of respect and tolerance for representatives of other nationalities and cultures. I am sure that Children of Asia Games were and will serve as a symbol of friendship, peace and the beginning of one’s Olympic path".
"The strongest young athletes from all over the Asian continent gathered again in one place. For many of them, Children of Asia Games will be the first international start in a sports career. Indeed, many athletes who began their sports career at the Children of Asia Games subsequently achieved success in sports and brought many brilliant victories to their countries".
"Children of Asia International Sports Games have become an important sports event. People all over the world respect and value these Games for their popularization of Olympic movement and development of children and youth sports. I am sure that Children of Asia Games will always develop international relations and strengthen peace, friendship and mutual understanding on Earth".
"Thousands of children from more than 20 countries have participated in these Games. Many of them connected their future with sport. They have successfully performed at Olympic Games, championships of the world and Europe. It is important that the Games contribute not only to promotion of a healthy lifestyle and Olympic principles, but also to strengthening of international cultural cooperation".