THE HEAD OF SAKHA REPUBLIC, THE CHILDREN OF ASIA INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF RUSSIA DISCUSSED PREPARATIONS FOR THE 8th CHILDREN OF ASIA INTERNATIONAL GAMES
The parties discussed the current results of work, preparations for the Winter Children of Asia International Games in Kuzbass and for the 2024 Summer Games in Yakutsk.
Children of Asia Games will return to their homeland, to Yakutsk in 2024. Mr. Aisen Nikolaev announced that preparations for the competition had already begun in the Republic.
- Work in this direction is already underway, we have created commissions in all areas, including accreditation, accommodation of guests, work with foreign countries who has a high interest in the Games. Currently, issues related to the construction of two new sports complexes in Yakutsk are being worked out, and the issue of attracting federal funding for these purposes is being resolved. Children of Asia Games in the Republic should be held at the highest level, said the head of Sakha Republic.
The President of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Mr. Stanislav Pozdnyakov, drew attention to the fact that recently there has been a shift in the international Olympic movement towards closer cooperation with Asian countries, which further enhances the significance of the Children of Asia Games. Mr. Stanislav Pozdnyakov noted that the Olympic Committee, as one of the founders of the Children of Asia Games, will continue to provide the necessary support in holding it.
— Of course, Children of Asia Games will play an even more important role in terms of promoting and popularizing the Olympic values. We are now holding many consultations with colleagues from the Olympic Council of Asia. I am sure that the 2024 Games in Yakutsk will become one of the main cultural and sporting events for your region. I would like to thank you once again for your attention to this project – it is very interesting and promising, the ROC President noted.
8th Children of Asia Games is planned to be held from June 25th to July 7th, 2024. The total number of participants in the Games can be up to 3,000 participants aged 13 to 16. In addition to the traditional 17 sports of the Summer Games, at the initiative of Yakutia, the program of the 8th Games includes 4 additional sports - clay shooting, chess, kickboxing and dance sports, including the Breaking discipline. At the suggestion of the Organizing Committee, the intellectual sport titled Go was additionally included.
— Close interaction of our founders is very important and valuable to us. Their support and participation in the work of the Children of Asia International Committee is bearing fruit. Now we work a lot together on current and future projects. We appreciate that the founders pay great attention to the projects of the Committee and to the Committee as a whole. Much is still planned, I am sure that in close cooperation everything will be implemented in a quality manner. After all, one of the main values of the Committee is the development, support and promotion of children's sports, said the President of the Children of Asia International Committee Mr. Vladimir Maksimov.
Recall that the 2nd Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games will be held on the territory of the Kemerovo region - Kuzbass from February 23rd to March 5th, 2023.