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The Sirius Sports Cluster will combine coastal and mountain Olympic venues. The creation of the cluster was discussed at an expanded meeting at the Sirius educational center with the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, Presidential Aide Igor Levitin, Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, Head of the Talent and Success Foundation Elena Shmeleva, as well as heads of 16 sports federations.

“On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin, we are forming a large sports cluster in Sirius, which will have no analogues in the world. It will combine almost all of the Olympic heritage sites and will become a year-round base for 36 sports. These are track and field athletics, cycling, triathlon, rowing sports, hockey, skiing and others. The concept implies an integrated approach to the use of the infrastructure facilities of the Olympic Games, which will make it possible to form a uniform and stable attendance at sports facilities both in the summer and in the winter seasons. Not only the participants of the Sirius programs, but also pupils of sports schools from all over the country and from abroad will be able to train at the facilities of the cluster. And these are tens of thousands of children from different regions. At the end of 2022, a Center for Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine will appear on the Sirius federal territory on an area of ​​6 thousand square meters. m “, – said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

Coastal and mountain Olympic facilities, new facilities and scientific and educational programs will be united under the management of the Talent and Success Foundation. A single operator with relevant experience will be able to consistently develop winter and summer sports in the interests of the whole country, increase the payload of the complexes and reduce their operating costs.

“We are already working on specific proposals for the work of the Sirius sports cluster. The Association of Winter Olympic Sports, Norilsk Nickel and Gazprom appealed to President Vladimir Putin with the idea of ​​holding the Winter Olympics. It seems to me that this is a good initiative, we will prepare its regulations together with the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, ”said Igor Levitin, aide to the President of Russia.

It will develop programs for children, students, amateur and professional sports, train a sports reserve, national teams and highly qualified coaching staff, scientific research in the field of sports and sports medicine.

“The potential carrying capacity of the sports cluster is more than 500 thousand people a year. These are children and adults, youth, amateurs and sports professionals. We combine the Olympic infrastructure and the competencies of the foundation and its partners in order to build a systematic work on the training of national teams, specialized specialists, create conditions for mass physical education and sports on the federal territory, “said Elena Shmeleva, head of the Talent and Success Foundation.

The cluster is formed taking into account the foundation’s six years of experience in identifying and training young athletes. Sirius graduates achieve outstanding results in international tournaments. The approaches to teaching children and practice are adopted by trainers from all constituent entities of Russia and regional centers working according to the Sirius model. To implement educational and research projects, the sports cluster uses the capabilities of the Sirius University of Science and Technology, the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sports, Youth and Tourism, and the Russian International Olympic University.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko also added that as part of the creation of the cluster, two existing stadiums will be refurbished. Speed ​​skating “Adler-Arena” – transformed into a full-size 400-meter transformer track and field athletics stadium. With such dimensions, it will become the third indoor track and field stadium in Russia with more than 25 grounds for summer playing sports. The well-known Ice Cube curling center will be converted into a Martial Arts Center. A large-scale construction of the second stage is already being completed at the facility, where the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, organized in partnership with the Pirogov National Medical and Surgical Center, will be located.

A specially created autonomous non-profit organization, the founders of which will include the Talent and Success Foundation, the Sirius Federal Territory Administration, and the Sirius University of Science and Technology, will plan, prepare and conduct sports programs, use existing ones and coordinate the construction of new facilities.

Control over the implementation of the strategy for the development of a sports cluster, examination of sports, educational and research programs, scientific, methodological and analytical support, development of recommendations and advisory functions will be assigned to the expert council of the cluster.

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