THE CHILDREN OF ASIA GAMES FLAME ARRIVED IN YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK

The torchkeepers have brought the Children of Asia Games Flame to the final destination — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk during the relay the Flame visited all the region municipalities.

The 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games Opening Ceremony will be held  for athletes under 16 years from more than 20 countries here tomorrow.

The Head of the Regional Center Mr.Sergey NADSADIN greeted the torchkeepers. He thanked them for delivering the flame symbol of the upcoming competitions and expressed the hope that the Games would go down in history as a real sports festival.

— Sport has always united people! Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is proud of the opportunity to be a place of this unity! Hundreds of participants will make a big step into the development of their professional skills! The most important thing is that  the competitions will inspire thousands of adults and children to do sports!

For some time the lamp in a special glass case will be located in the building of the Regional Administration. On Saturday, it will be involved in the activities of the Games.

It should be reminded the concert program with participation of creative collectives of the regional center and winners of youth art festival starts at the Lenin Square at 12.00, on Saturday, February 9. The torch relay starts on the Lenin Square at 13.00. The torchbearers will have to overcome about 2.5 km along the Communist Avenue to the Pobeda Square.

Recall, the Children of Asia Games  last until February 17. 91 sets of awards in eight sports disciplines will be played off