13 November 2020
Stanislav Pozdnyakov met with the Head of the Children of Asia Games International Committee Vladimir Maksimov
On November 12, the Russian Olympic Committee held a working meeting between the President of the ROC Stanislav Pozdnyakov with the new President of the Children of Asia Games International Committee Vladimir Maksimov and Marat Bariev, Vice-President of the Committee.
During the meeting, Vladimir Maksimov spoke about the activities of the Committee held during the pandemic and future projects. In particular, he said that negotiations were currently underway with the leadership of Primorsky Krai on holding the Summer Children of Asia International Sports Games 2022 in Vladivostok. If the bid is successful, the All-Russian Children’s Center “Ocean” will become the Olympic Village for young athletes.
Furthermore, the President of the Children of Asia Games International Committee announced plans to organize the 2nd Winter Children of Asia Games scheduled to take place in 2023. Kemerovo Region, part of the Siberian Federal District, is considered to be a potential host party for the Winter Games.
“The 1st Winter Children of Asia Games 2019 that took place in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk turned out to be very interesting and the outstanding results brought a lot of joy. I would like to state the following fact: some of the participants entered the Russian Olympic team at the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne and won 9 medals, including 4 gold medals,” said Vladimir Maksimov.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov, first of all, congratulated his colleague on his recent appointment as President of the Children of Asia Games International Committee.
“The Russian Olympic Committee, being one of the founders of the Children of Asia Games International Committee, will continue supporting these competitions that have already proved to take an important place in the Olympic movement. We are well aware of our geopolitical role in bringing National Olympic Committees of Europe and Asia together. We will keep on working in this direction, including with the help of the Children of Asia International Sports Games,” stressed the President of the ROC.
Stanislav Pozdnyakov added that both Vladivostok and Kuzbass could become prospective venues for holding the competitions.
“During last year’s panel session in Vladivostok on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum with the participation of IOC leaders, the Organizing Committees of the upcoming Olympic Games, as well as the leading NOCs of the Asia-Pacific region, we talked a lot about the development of sports infrastructure in Primorsky Krai and, in particular, Vladivostok. And Kuzbass has trained numerous athletes for the Russian Olympic team in winter sports. The Children of Asia Games in these regions will undoubtedly have a positive impact on development in terms of high-achievement sports,” said Stanislav Pozdnyakov.
The President of the ROC also revealed an interesting fact from the biography of his youngest daughter — while participating in the Summer Children of Asia Games 2016 she won a bronze medal in 3×3 basketball.
The parties agreed to continue joint work to promote Olympic ideals among the younger generation through the Children of Asia International Sports Games and stimulate interest in sport and physical culture of children in Asian countries and regions of the Russian Federation on the Asian side.