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Source: Russia Ministry of Sport

Today, June 16, the Olympic Day is celebrated in the Russian Federation. The central start of the holiday took place in Moscow on the territory of the Luzhniki Olympic complex. The main venue of the All-Russian Olympic Day was opened by Olympic champions: Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov and President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov.

“Today is really a very big holiday,” noted the head of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, welcoming those present. – I am happy that today I am with my friends – Olympic champions. I feel great joy and pride. And I understand that we have not only a great sporting past, but also the present and the future. ”

“Today there are a lot of activities and everyone has the opportunity to talk with their favorite athletes, their idols and wish them success,” continued Pavel Kolobkov. – The Olympic Day in Russia is always timed to any significant dates. Today is the 125th anniversary of the international Olympic movement. We also accompany our national team to the II European Games, where it will play in the maximum composition. I wish the guys success, we will worry about them, be ill. I am sure they will give us unforgettable moments. All with a holiday! “.

“Today we opened the 30th All-Russian Olympic Day,” noted Stanislav Pozdnyakov. “Sport in our country is a very important and integral part of public life, therefore, such a large number of our fellow citizens who participate in the Olympic Day are significant for us.”

Then the ceremony of transferring the banner of the Olympic team of Russia to athletes – participants of the II European Games, which will be held in Minsk (Republic of Belarus) from 21 to 30 June 2019, took place. More than 4000 athletes from 50 European countries will take part in the competition. They will compete for about 200 sets of awards in 21 sports, while archery, athletics, badminton, cycling, judo, karate, table tennis and shooting tournaments will qualify for the XXXII Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo (Japan).

The 7-times Sambo world champion Artyom Osipenko will be the standard-bearer of the Russian team at the opening ceremony of the Games. “Thank you for your trust, it is a great honor for me. I think the Russian team will do everything to become the first in competitions, continuing the glorious traditions of the national sport, ”he said.

At the same time, in the Olympic complex “Luzhniki” the futsal tournament was launched at the XI Sports Festival among the federal government bodies of the Russian Federation. “The Games of civil servants is a large-scale and significant event,” said Pavel Kolobkov. – And football is one of the most popular sports that most Russians play. I wish all the teams to show a good game. Games – forward! “.

Teams of 41 federal ministries and departments with coverage of over 3,000 civil servants in 11 sports participate in the competitions of the XI Games among the federal bodies of state power of the Russian Federation. The goal of interdepartmental sports competitions is to promote physical culture and sports as an important means of promoting health, increasing efficiency and maintaining an active lifestyle for employees of the central offices of ministries and departments of the Russian Federation.

Photo: Alexander Alexandrov

Press Service of the Ministry of Sports of Russia

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