On behalf of the Sports Ministry of Russian Federation and myself personally, I am pleased to welcome the participants and guests of the XI International Sports Forum «Russia – country of sports»!
The forum platform brings together the heads of federal and regional executive authorities, sports federations, representatives of business, expert community, leaders of sports industry and mass media.
The key topics of discussion will be the development of the sports system in a multipolar world, enterpreneurship in the current realities, innovations and digitalization of the industry, as well as preparation for the Games of Future – a unique project in fidgital format, which will be held in Kazan in 2024.
Our country continues to organize various formats of competitions and makes them open – for Russia sport is still a symbol of peace, friendship, unity and fair competition. Development of sports cooperation in the year of the Russian Federation’s Presidency in the Eurasian Economic Union and implementation of the new ways of international cooperation will be discussed within the forum agenda.
For the first time the Perm Region has been honored to host the XI International Sports Forum “Russia – country of sports”. It is very significant for us that it will be held as part of the 300th anniversary of the regional capital – the city of Perm, celebration.
Our region has accumulated extensive experience in organizing major sporting events at the highest level. This year alone, we became a venue for the Russian Figure Skating Grand Prix, the Christmas ski jumping tour with international participation, the Russian Biathlon Cup finals, and the Russian Sambo Championship.
We facilitate the development of professional and mass sports in the region. Over the past three years about 140 sport sites, including outdoor sports grounds, stadiums, sports and recreation centers, and ice rinks have been built and reconstructed. We implement unique projects to involve residents in free sports activities. We finance the “I Know How to Swim” project – last year we trained almost 3,000 schoolchildren in safe swimming, and this year we will train twice as many children..
The Organizing Committee coordinates the activities and interaction of federal executive authorities, executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, local self-government bodies and organizations to promptly resolve issues related to the preparation and holding of the International Sports Forum «Russia – country of sports».