ICG Secretary General Richard Smith Inspects Sport Venues of Ufa
6 December 2017
Richard Smith, Secretary General of the International Children`s Games (ICG),
is on a visit to Ufa. Today on 6 December he examined preparations to Summer International Children`s Games which will take place in Ufa in 2019. He visited the venues where competitions and entertaining events will be held for children in the frames of the Games.
The first venue examined was Sports Training Center on Kamyshlinskaya Street. These venues are planned to be used for fencing and swimming competitions during the Games in 2019. The area with the square of 37 thousand square meters will contain a sports and demonstration complex with the square of 8.5 thousand square meters and the stands for 3 thousand spectators, swimming pools area with the square of 13.7 thousand square meters and the stands for 500 spectators as well as medical center, café and hotel for 200 people. According to the supervisors of the venues all the necessary conditions will be provided here in order to conduct high level competitions corresponding to the modern requirements. As they explain the construction of the sports part of the Center will be finished by the end of 2018.
Richard Smith is confident that the venue will be finished on time. He underlined the necessary conditions which should be taken into account when holding competitions at the ICG.
Afterwards the ICG Secretary General visited «Neftyanik” stadium where the solemn ICG opening ceremony will take place as well as football and track and field competitions. He underlined the good quality of football fields and spectator stands and examined the catering facilities where the athletes would have a lunch.
The ICG venues include “Kashkadan” Park where beach volleyball competitions will take place. The sports zone of the park has been very popular among Ufa citizens for a quite long time. However it needs to be reconstructed today. Serious and necessary reconstruction works are planned here for 2018 which will help repair the citizens` favorite active recreation zones and prepare the areas for the ICG.
One of the main events in any competitions is awards ceremony. During the ICG in Ufa it is planned to be held annually in “VDNKh-EXPO” (National Economy Achievements Exhibition) venue. Besides that different entertaining events will be organized here during the ICG-2019.
- This is my 10th time in Ufa, - Secretary General Said. – The City has changed significantly since my last visit. There is a lot to do yet to hold Summer Games in 2019 on a high level. I hope we will successfully carry out the Games in Ufa.