SPEECH OF ACTING GOVERNOR OF SAKHALIN REGION TO PARTICIPANTS OF GAMES
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games! They take place in Sakhalin Region – a land generously endowed with natural resources, having a unique island climate, favorable for promotion of winter sports.
During the coming days each one of us will become a part of the international Olympic Movement and meet numerous guests from around the world. I am sure that on the land of Sakhalin young athletes will show excellent results, which are key for their future sports career.
We have tried to do everything so that the Children of Asia Games were held at a high level, so that guests and participants could feel cozy and safe here, so that everyone could witness the competitions with their own eyes and support the athletes and, of course, enjoy an exciting and useful time.
I hope that you, our dear guests, will remember the days spent in Sakhalin Region, and will want to come back again, with your family and friends.
I sincerely wish all the participants of the Games good luck and never-ending passion for sports! And to spectators I wish to have high spirits and to enjoy a vivid experience!
Mr. Valery LIMARENKO,
Acting Governor of Sakhalin Region