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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko spoke at a meeting of the board of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, dedicated to the results of the activities of the Ministry of Sports in 2020 and tasks for 2021.

Dmitry Chernyshenko noted that in 2020 the Government approved the Strategy for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports until 2030. “It is important that we have developed this strategy with our entire sports world. It seems to us well thought out and of high quality. The matter remains in order to effectively implement it, ”said the Deputy Prime Minister.

“It is extremely important that the interests of each person are at the forefront of the strategy. The target indicator by which we will directly measure the effectiveness of the implementation of the strategy is whether the citizens of Russia are satisfied with the quality of our work and the state of the sports sector. For us, these will no longer be just numbers, but a specific opinion about our work. The strategy focuses on achieving national goals. One of them is a healthy lifestyle, life expectancy of the population. The quality of life and health of people is the effect that we expect from the implementation of our strategy, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The Deputy Prime Minister noted the right actions taken in the sports industry in 2020 amid a pandemic. “The government and the Ministry of Sports reacted very promptly and made it possible to reduce financial losses, especially in the non-profit sector of the economy in the sports field, and to continue training our teams. For citizens, including the older generation, mobile applications and various video courses were developed for people with disabilities, which made it possible to survive this pause and play sports using digital services during the period of self-isolation, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

He also recalled the participation of sports organizations in the volunteer movement: “It is gratifying to note that our sports organizations have become active participants in the volunteer movement to help elderly Russians and citizens with disabilities. I thank everyone who, by the will of my heart, participated in this movement. Your help has helped save lives and support people in difficult situations. “

Dmitry Chernyshenko noted the importance of the final phase of the preparation of the Russian national teams for the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. “A little less than three months are left before the Olympic Games, so the Ministry of Sports, FMBA, constituent entities of the Russian Federation need to provide all conditions for training teams at this final stage. A special role is assigned to the subjects of the Far Eastern Federal District, ”said the Deputy Prime Minister.

The Ministry of Sports needs to continue active work in key areas, Dmitry Chernyshenko stressed. “It is important to develop new approaches to involve business and the non-governmental sector in the sports sector, to create ready-made solutions that can be scaled. Information work and business support in social and sports projects are also important, ”he said.

“Secondly, it is necessary to keep the focus on training and retraining of qualified personnel. Almost 25 thousand specialists in our country must improve their qualifications or undergo retraining. Thirdly, it is necessary to focus on the fulfillment of obligations by the regions to commission sports facilities and develop infrastructure. Also important areas of work are the development of amateur corporate sports, club movement, improvement of the system of training the sports reserve and the fight against doping, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

In 2021, Russia will host several important international events, noted the Deputy Prime Minister. “We will host the European Football Championship, the Beach Football World Championship, and the Games of the CIS countries,” Dmitry Chernyshenko said. – Kazan will host a very important international forum “Russia – a country of sports”, in Yekaterinburg – the SportAccord World Summit of Sports and Business. 2021 is also a landmark year, because it is an anniversary year: on March 11, the TRP complex turned 90 years old. The Days of the TRP were held throughout the country, and the multimillion-dollar audience continues to systematically engage in physical education and sports, handing over complexes in numerous centers. “

Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin made a report in which he summed up the work of the Ministry of Sports in 2020 and spoke about the tasks for 2021. The Ministry of Sports met the main indicators in 2020. The share of citizens who systematically go in for physical culture and sports at the age of 3 to 79 has reached 45.4%.

“Many of the usual stereotypes have been destroyed, but at the same time we understand that the year has offered us new opportunities and solutions. The primary goal that we identified last year was to restore the industry and remove the restrictions associated with the pandemic, ”said Oleg Matytsin.

As a result of the implementation of the FTP in 2020, 335 new and modern sports facilities were created in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, including low-budget sports facilities within walking distance. At the same time, due to the pandemic, a number of activities have not yet been completed. By the end of 2021, it is necessary to complete the construction and commission another 45 sports facilities in 22 constituent entities of the Russian Federation.

At the end of 2020, within the framework of the federal project “Sport is the Norm of Life”, the regions received more than 400 sets of modern sports equipment for a total of 4.9 billion rubles. Open planar sports facilities, TRP grounds, including in the adjoining and rural areas, and easily accessible budget grounds for athletics, football, basketball, volleyball and hockey have been built.

Within the framework of the state program of the Russian Federation “Accessible Environment”, the number of available facilities for practicing adaptive physical education and sports in 2020 alone increased by 13% compared to the previous year and amounted to 100.4 thousand. The number of people involved was 1.5 million people, or 20 , 3% (19.4% in 2019) of the number of people with disabilities in Russia.

In the context of a pandemic, the Russian Federation in a short time managed to take unprecedented measures to ensure the participation of national teams in competitions abroad and the holding of international sports events in Russia, Oleg Matytsin said.

The most important event of 2021 will be the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. “Our common task is to create all the necessary conditions for the successful performance of Russian athletes at the 2021 Games. I would like to wish you all success, health and victories in this Olympic year. I wish our team victories at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We will be proud of our guys. Now nationwide support is especially important for them, ”the Minister of Sports emphasized.

To date, Russian athletes have already won 180 Olympic licenses to participate in the Olympic Games and 136 licenses to participate in the Paralympic Games. The fight is still underway for 194 Olympic licenses in 28 sports. The Paralympians will compete for another 96 licenses.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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