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AIRLINE "RUSSIA" BECAME THE CARRIER OF THE GAMES "CHILDREN OF ASIA"

Rossiya Airlines, a member of the Aeroflot Group, obtained a status of the Official Carrier of the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games, which will be held in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk from February 8 to 17, 2019. Boeing 777-300ER wide-body airliner will be delivering participants and organizers from Moscow to the Far East.

GAMES FLAME RELAY IN OKHA

The next stage of the Torch Relay started today in the northern capital of the island. The flame has to travel about three kilometers, with 20 torchbearers passing it to each other.

CHILDREN OF ASIA GAMES FLAME OVERCAME SNOWSTORM TO REACH OKHA

The Municipal District of Okha welcomed the Flame of the 1st Winter Children of Asia Sports Games. A lamp with the flame of the sports games lit in Yakutia has been travelling to the northern city for two days; during the journey the torch keepers and the escort team had to overcome snowstorms, closed roads, and snowdrifts. Mr. Sergei GUSEV, the Mayor of Okha, greeted the flame – he received the symbol of the winter games from the hands of a master of sports Mr. Roman TRUBETSKOY.

GOVERNOR LIMARENKO: PREPARATION FOR CHILDREN OF ASIA GAMES GOES AT FULL SPEED

Mr. Valery LIMARENKO, Acting Head of Sakhalin Region, took part in a meeting of the Organizing Committee of the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Games, which took place in Moscow. The event was under the presidency Mr. Yury TRUTNEV, Deputy Prime Minister Russian Federation - Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the Far Eastern Federal District.

THE TORCH OF THE GAMES "CHILDREN OF ASIA" REMAINS ON ITURUP ISLAND

The Torch Relay of Children of Asia International Games took place in Iturup. Right after the festive event the torch was handed over to Kuril Islands residents. This gift as the evidence of a unique event was received by Mr. Vadim ROKOTOV, Acting Head of the district.

THE RELAY OF THE FLAME OF THE GAMES "CHILDREN OF ASIA" STARTED ON THE SOUTH KURILES

The symbol procession of large-scale sports competitions in Sakhalin Region began with the South Kuril urban district. Today the flame was delivered by Mr. Roman Trubetskoy, a torchkeeper – the master of Sports of Russia in athletics, the winner of the Summer Children of Asia Games, as well as Mr. Anton Vorotylyak and Mr. Anton Lazarev - Sakhalin athletes.

FLAME OF THE WINTER GAMES ARRIVED IN THE SOUTH KURILES

The 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games begin their way from three islands in the South Kuriles. Today the Flame arrived in Yuzhno-Kurilsk. On January 7, at Kunashir a relay race will be held. 12 torchbearers will take part in it. These are people who have achieved high results in sports, veterans, public figures, volunteers.

ATHLETES FROM NEPAL HELD AT THE I WINTER GAMES "CHILDREN OF ASIA"

of NOC/ Member of Parliament Honorable Jeevan Ram Shrestha who is also the President of Nepal Ski Association (NSA) bade farewell to Participants of 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games slated to be held on Yuzhno Sakhalinsk, Russian Federation from Dec 24, 2018 to Feb 17, 2018.

MORE THAN 140 WORKS TOOK PART IN THE ACTION "SUPPORT THE ATHLETES"

Today, the city school of art hosted a solemn rewarding of those who took part in the action, which is aimed at supporting the athletes of the 1 st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games. More than 140 people took part in it. Children drew skiers, snowboarders, figure skaters, hockey players - the main characters of the 1 st Children of Asia International Sports Games. The works will be handed over to the athletes of the Sakhalin Region national team as support.

THE ACTING GOVERNOR CHECKED THE READINESS OF THE WINTER GAMES FACILITIES

Today Acting Governor of the Region has visited Biathlon Center, Ski Jumping Center, Hostel, Gorniy Vozdukh Ski Resort and Vostok Training Center. They hold working meetings at each venue to discuss construction process and readiness of facilities to host the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games.

WINTER CHILDREN OF ASIA GAMES FLAME LIT

According to the tradition, the flame was lit in compliance with ancient customs, in Yakutia, the birthplace of the Games, in magnificent surroundings of Lena Pillars Natural Park. From there, the flame will be delivered to the capital of the Sakha Republic – Yakutsk. On December 23 the flame was passed through downtown Yakutsk.

VOLUNTEERS OF THE “CHILDREN OF ASIA” GAMES COMPLETE THEIR GENERAL COURSE STUDIES

Volunteers' training lasts a little over a month. Every week volunteers attend several lectures in different disciplines. For example, they are taught sports terminology in various languages: English, Chinese, Korean or Japanese. The program also includes local history and intercultural communication. Sakhalin residents are told about the peculiarities and traditions of other nations.

The route of the torch relay presented on Sakhalin

My History Historical Park hosted a torch relay presentation today. Finally, the torch keepers’ names have been revealed.  The relay will start 50 days before the Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games. Traditionally, lighting takes place according to the ancient customs in Yakutia - the homeland of the Games. The ceremony will be held in the Lena Pillars National Park on December 22. From there, the flame will be delivered to the capital of the Republic – Yakutsk, where the torch relay will be proceeding along the central streets of the city on December 23.

Temporary One-way Driving to Gorniy Vozdukh Ski Resort

Starting from December 25, Gornolyzhnaya Street, located behind Spartak Stadium, will be operating in one-way regime. Drivers will have to drive one way up to the junction with the Holy Martyr Illarion Troitsky Street, which is located near ‘Russia – My History’ Park. This was announced during a press conference with the hosts of the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games. Mr. Vitaly BASHLIY, Senior Advisor of the Regional Ministry of Transport, was also present.

Ural people are preparing for the "Children of Asia"

Presentation of the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games is underway in the federal districts of Russia. Today, a press conference was held in Yekaterinburg – the capital of the Ural Federal District. The district will be sending a delegation of 124 people, among them 84 athletes. The Head of the Economics and Social Policy Department at Presidential Envoy in the Ural Federal District Mr. Vladimir CHEREPANOV, the Minister of Physical Culture and Sports of Sverdlovsk Region Mr. Leonid RAPOPORT, Director of the Training Center for United Teams of Sverdlovsk Region Mr. Yakov ZOBNIN shared the details of preparations. The press conference was also attended by the President of Children of Asia Games International Committee Mr. Dmitry GLUSHKO, and Deputy Director General of the Games Administration Mr. Sergei KHATYLYKOV.