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Krasnogorsk district of Udmurtia is being prepared to meet athletes from all over the republic

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Krasnogorsk district of Udmurtia is being prepared to meet athletes from all over the republic
Photo: Gregory Fomin

The XXIX Republican Summer Rural Sports Games will be held in Krasnogorskoe in Udmurtia from 12 to 15 August 2020 as a part of the federal project “Sport is the norm of life” and the national project “Demography”, initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The distric is being actively prepared to host the region's athletes. It was reported by the press office of the head and government of Udmurtia.

This year the games will be dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory and the 100th anniversary of the Statehood of Udmurtia.

The slogan of the summer rural games is “Time to win!”.

A new sports and recreation center (FOC) and a stadium will be opened for the games in the village. At the moment, the construction of the sports complex has been almost come to an end, and the readiness of the stadium is over 95%.

The grand opening of two facilities is planned for the Day of the Athlete (the 1st of August)

Both athletes and amateurs will be able to practice at sports facilities.

Transport infrastructure is also being prepared for the games. Four sections of the Igra – Krasnogorskoye road are being repaired as part of the Safe and High-Quality Roads National Project, initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The total length of the repaired sections is over 11 km.

Republican rural sports games are unique event for residents of all 25 rural areas of Udmurtia. This format of competitions was created in our republic and already has almost a quarter-century history. Thanks to the village games, the base of the regional sports infrastructure was created, the names of the athletes who glorified Udmurtia at the Russian and international levels were revealed
Alexander Brechalov, the head of Udmurtia

Athletes will compete in 11 sports. There are kettlebell and gorod sports, athletics, table tennis, polyathlon, triathlon, competitions of sports families among them. This year, football and rounders will be played with a mini prefix. Note that indoor sports will be held outdoors due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus. For example, the usual volleyball will be replaced by beach volleyball.

In 2020, Nordic walking was included in the competition program. Since 2018, it has been included in the register of sports, and is also popular among the residents of the republic.

Recall that the format of the rural summer games in 2020 was changed because of the pandemic. Rospotrebnadzor limited the number of participants from 1.5 thousand to 800 people. Also, at sports facilities, they will disinfect premises and sports equipment. The mask mode must be observed by the organizers, spectators and fans.