The 3rd Children of Asia Games
The 3rd Children of Asia International Sports Games were held from 23rd to 30th of July, 2004 in Yakutsk. 1,509 young athletes represented 11 countries (Armenia, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Thailand and Turkey) and 26 regions of the Russian Federation. Athletes competed for 270 sets of medals in 17 sports (Basketball, Boxing, Freestyle Wrestling, Volleyball, Judo, Athletics, Mas-Wrestling, Draughts, Table Tennis, Powerlifting, Artistic Gymnastics, Sports Dances, Taekwondo, Football, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Chess, and Yakut Jumps).
The following facilities were constructed specially for the Games: new residential building and the canteen of the Yakutsk State University, Yunost Stadium, the only State circus in the Far North with 800 seats, and a four-star Polar Star Hotel.