25 February 2013, Monday, 10:03
author: Dmitry Slezin
On the holiday — Defender of the Fatherland Day — the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov visited the "Olympic-Park" sports complex. It should be mentioned that the VI Winter International Children's Games will be held there from February 26 till March 3, 2013.
In the "Olympic-Park" sports complex, which is one of four venues of the forthcoming Games, the head of our republic took part in the official opening of the specialised Children and Youth Sports School of Olympic Reserve on Mountain Skiing.
A new building of mountain-skiing school of Olympic Reserve is constructed less than for a year. The slopes were widened by 15 metres, new systems of illumination, sound support, timing were established for carrying out of the VI Winter International Children's Games in the sports complex. Also two small cabins for judges and a multilevel car parking were erected there.
The new building was constructed less than for a year. It includes the gym, premises for sportsmen and coaches, shower rooms, medical aid station and locker rooms.
Rustem Khamitov greeted the young sportsmen who gathered at the opening, their parents and coaches, visitors of the holiday. The President said that one of the best mountain-skiing schools of Russia was putting into operation. He mentioned the merits of "Gazprom" corporation which managed to find considerable funds to construct that building. Gratitude should be also expressed to builders and all those who organised this work. Rustem Khamitov congratulated all present with the new large step in the mountain skiing development.
Svetlana Gladysheva, the President of Mountain Skiing and Snowboard Federation RF and the mayor of the capital Irek Yalalov cut a red ribbon and everybody entered into the modern sports centre.
Rustem Khamitov visited a storehouse for the mountain-skiing equipment. Here on the special equipment by Reichmann Austrian Company professional sportsmen will prepare their skis and snowboards for competitions. The President examined the workout room, locker rooms, first-aid post, and was satisfied with the seen.
Then, having put on a mountain-skiing outfit, Rustem Khamitov personally tested snow slopes where after three-four days young champions of the Games will celebrate their victories.