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Working group meeting on preparations for Council for Physical Culture and Sport Development session

August 26, 2022

The working group on preparing for the Presidential Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport session held a meeting, via videoconference, on upgrading and equipping the sports infrastructure.

The meeting was chaired by Presidential Aide and Deputy Chairman of the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport Igor Levitin and Sverdlovsk Region Governor and Chairman of the working group Yevgeny Kuivashev.

The meeting was attended by representatives of the Presidential Executive Office, the Government Executive Office, the Federal Assembly, federal and regional executive government bodies, national sports federations, joint stock companies and other organisations.

Yevgeny Kuivashev presented a draft report for the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport session.

Following the President’s instructions, Mr Kuivashev suggested practical measures on further developing modern sports infrastructure, as well as on maintaining sport facilities and bringing them up to proper conditions.

First Deputy Minister of Sport Azat Kadyrov described the amendments that are to be introduced into the Strategy for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport in the Russian Federation until 2030, and spoke of sharing positive regional experiences in this area.

The participants discussed the need to create conditions for athletes on Russian national teams in all Olympic and Paralympic sports. They also spoke about parallel imports of certain categories of sports equipment that are needed by national and regional teams.

The participants put forth proposals on upgrading the Strategy for the Development of the Sports Industry until 2035, with some proposals on increasing the competitiveness of domestic sports equipment and gear in international markets including standardisation and certification.

They also reviewed proposals on upgrading the legal requirements for developing and equipping the sports infrastructure and obtaining state orders.

Reports were given by officials from the Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Health, the Russian Association of Sports Facilities, and other organisations.

The draft report will be finalised and presented at the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sport session.

August 26, 2022