A festive ceremony ended the VII International sports games “Children of Asia” in Vladivostok. The competition was closed at the same place where it was opened 11 days ago – in the concert and sports complex “Fetisov Arena”.
1355 athletes from 13 countries played medals in 19 types of sports. The national team of the Siberian Federal Region of Russia won a team overall victory.
The national team of Turkmenistan with two golden, three silver and eleven bronze medals took the tenth place in the overall standings. Turkmenistan team from 2008 participate at the Games “Children of Asia” for the fourth time.
The international sports games “Children of Asia” are conducted every four years under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee and UNESCO. For the first time they were organized in 1996 to commemorate 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic movement. The main goals of the Games are the development of youth sports, strengthening international sports cooperation and promoting the ideas of the Olympic Movement.
Over the past 25 years the participants of the Games become thousands of young athletes from more than 30 Asian countries have participated in the Games, who subsequently became winners and prize-winners of the Olympic Games, championships, world and continental championships.
The next, already the eighth, International Sports Games “Children of Asia” are planned to be held in Yakutsk in 2024.