Presentation of the medals of the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games was held in the conference hall of the international media center, located in the ‘Russia – My History’ Historical Park in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

President of the International Committee of the 1st Winter Children of Asia Games Mr. Dmitriy GLUSHKO told about the awards of the large-scale event.

— Recently, I’ve talked to the champion of Children of Asia-2000, he still keeps the medal of those years. It is remarkable that in four years, after the victory, he became the Olympic prize-winner, — says Mr. Dmitriy GLUSHKO.

— I think these medals will be a good start for future young Olympians and I am sure that they will keep them along with Olympic awards.

In total 91 sets of awards were released. The design of the medals is based on Ainu amulets and jewelry. The main element is made in the shape of the sun. The design of the case is based on utensils, which were allegedly used by Ainus to store small items, jewelry, needles. The prototypes were taken from the Sakhalin Regional Museum.

The awards have ice color inserts, where all 8 sports of the 1st Winter Children of Asia Games are depicted. The head of the committee noted that the badge of the 1stWinter Children of Asia Games and a medal for the coach are also attached to the gold medal of the champion.

At the end of the presentation the medals were given to the Games mascot — Seal Nysh.

Medal ceremony will be held every day in the square in front of the regional government at 8 pm. All residents and guests of the island will be able to attend the solemn event.

The solemn opening ceremony of the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games will be held on February 9 at 6:00 pm at the Spartak Stadium.