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Meeting with winners of 2017–2018 world championships and holders of gold GTO badges

October 10, 2018, Ulyanovsk

After the plenary session Physical Fitness and Sports: New Development Targets of the 7th International Sports Forum Russia – Country of Sports, Vladimir Putin talked to winners of 2017–2018 world championships and holders of gold badges of the Russian physical fitness and sports programme Ready for Labour and Defence (GTO).

The meeting was attended by winners of GTO festivals from Kemerovo Region and Bashkiria, winners of the National Spartakiad of Pensioners and young world champions of 2017–2018 in the sports included in the GTO programme (sambo, shooting, artistic gymnastics, etc).

The GTO programme was revived in 2014 to promote mass sports and involves training and trials in 11 age groups, from 6 to 70 years of age and older. Gold, silver or bronze GTO badges are awarded to those who pass all the tests, depending on difficulty.

October 10, 2018, Ulyanovsk