24 January 2012, Tuesday, 15:29
author: Sergey Zakharov
On January 24 the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has held a work meeting with the general director of the autonomous non-commercial organization “Sports Broadcasting” Basil Kiknadze. The head of the region was discussing the problems of Republican TV’s transition to the digital mode and future broadcasting of the forthcoming international competitions, which Ufa is going to receive, with the director of the Russian company, the public affairs service of the President RB reported.
Rustem Khamitov has reminded that the world ice hockey youth championship will start in Ufa on December 26, 2012. Besides, the International Children’s Games will be held also in Ufa at the end of February 2013.
“These Gamers are found under the patronage of the Olympic Committee and children at the age under 14 take part in it by eight kinds of sport: hockey, Alpine ski, ski sports orienteering, short track and figure skating. According to our calculations we will meet about 800 participants from 20-25 countries plus about 200 sportsmen from Russia. All these events have to be broadcasted on international level and we’d like to suggest that we should start working together here” – the President RB said to the guest.
The President RB has also mentioned that “in the foreseeable future Ufa will pretend to holding of the World Games – the analogue of the Olympic Games but with non-Olympic kinds of sport”.
Basil Kiknadze said many thanks to the President RB for his offer.
“We were established for the main aim – making the national signal of the Olympic Games in Sochi. Our main goal now is to show all Russian sportsmen in Sochi, i.e. we’ve established this huge complex in order to show any our sportsman any time, irrespective of the positions he (she) is holding at present moment, and we are sure that we will be able to cope with this aim successfully” – Basil Kiknadze stated.