Team Tatarstan Ready for Children of Asia Games

President of the Republic of Tatarstan Mr. Rustam MINNIKHANOV told about it at a meeting with members of media club at the Plenipotentiary of Tatarstan in the Russian Federation. During the meeting, journalists asked Mr. Rustam MINNIKHANOV a number of questions. One of them concerned the island region and the 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games to be held in Sakhalin in February 2019.

— Sakhalin is the most beautiful place in our country. Once a year I visit it and I really like it. I think the island is ideal for development of tourism and sports. There are many venues. It may be the center of sports in the Far East and we are in the European part. We will be also participating in Children of Asia Games and fully support them, — said Mr. Rustam MINNIKHANOV.

The 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games will be held in 8 sports: biathlon, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, figure skating, snowboarding, hockey and short track. As for today 20 countries have confirmed their participation, the organizers expect this number will increase up to 25.

The participating teams are Vietnam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Cambodia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, the Philippines, Japan, as well as teams of Moscow, Republic of Tatarstan, Republic Bashkortostan, Sakha Republic (Yakutia), Far Eastern, Siberian and Ural Federal Districts.