Children of Asia International Committee informs that the first President of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), the founder of Children of Asia International Sports Games Mikhail Efimovich Nikolaev has passed away
Children of Asia International Sports Games were founded in 1996 on the initiative of Mikhail Efimovich. These large-scale competitions have become one of the most significant events in the world history of children's sports. Mikhail Efimovich always attached great importance to physical education of children and youth. He believed that the Games would unite people of the Asian continent and strengthen mutual understanding between the future builders of the new Asia in an atmosphere of peaceful rivalry and friendship.
On behalf of the Children of Asia International Committee and my own behalf, I express my deep condolences to the family, relatives and friends of Mikhail Efimovich. His passing has left a huge emptiness in hearts of all who knew him. This is a huge loss for all of us. Mikhail Efimovich was a bright and outstanding person, a real innovator of his time. We mourn with you...
President of the Children of Asia International Committee Vladimir Maksimov