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Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, during a working trip to Sochi on June 1, Children’s Day, met with the pupils, parents and coaching staff of the children’s sports school No. 14.

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Dmitry Chernyshenko at a meeting with the pupils of the children’s sports school No. 14 in Sochi

The Vice Prime Minister discussed with them the specifics of the training process, the importance of the development of hockey and children’s sports at the Olympic facilities in Sochi.

“I am sincerely grateful that parents and coaches from childhood instill a love for sports in our younger generation. Hockey is a real school of skill, friendship and teamwork. Now 776 athletes are engaged in the Sochi sports school, including 137 hockey players. I am sure that each of them will achieve success in sports and in life. For our part, we are doing everything possible so that thousands of children across the country have the opportunity to train freely and achieve success, ”noted Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin.

“Sports activities help children to cultivate character and will to win, to improve their health. There are many talented guys in Russia, and today we are convinced of this again. Perhaps some of them will become a professional hockey player in the future and will defend the honor of our country in the international arena. I am sure that the number of students of this sports school will only grow over the years. Hockey is one of the most popular sports in our country. The victorious traditions of the Russian hockey school are known to the whole world. Our task is to create comfortable conditions for children in all cities of Russia to be able to play sports and achieve success under the guidance of experienced coaches and mentors, ”said Oleg Matytsin.

During the conversation, both children and parents were able to ask Dmitry Chernyshenko questions. For example, young athletes were interested in what kind of sport the Deputy Prime Minister was involved in as a child and what hockey team he now supports.

The parents asked about plans to build an Ice Palace in the central part of Sochi.

“Today, together with the administration of the city of Sochi, work is underway to implement a project for the construction of a number of sports facilities in the city of Sochi, including a multifunctional hall. The city administration is also considering the construction of the Ice Palace, ”said Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The Deputy Prime Minister, together with Aide to the President Igor Levitin, Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin, President of the FHR Vladislav Tretyak, Head of the Talents and Success educational center Elena Shmeleva also inspected the training arena of the Iceberg Ice Palace, where the International Hockey League started on June 1 Tournament – Continent Sledge Hockey Cup.

As part of the Day of Defense of the Days, a master class was held in the arena by the vice-president of the KHL, Olympic champion Valery Kamensky and the president of the KHL, two-time world champion and two-time Gagarin Cup winner Alexei Morozov with pupils of children’s sports school No. 14

At the end of the meeting, Dmitry Chernyshenko wished the young athletes new victories and successes on the ice.

“These are your first steps towards professional sports. I am sure that sports victories and vivid emotions await you ahead. Sport gives a lot in life: discipline, endurance and real camaraderie. You are the future of our sport. I wish you interesting matches, good mood and unforgettable impressions, and your coaches success and a little patience, ”said the Deputy Prime Minister.

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

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