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On June 1, 2021, a sports facility was opened on the territory of 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 the heads of 16 sports federations.

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Dmitry Chernyshenko and Head of the Talent and Success Foundation Elena Shmeleva at the opening of a sports facility on the territory of the Sirius Educational Center

The new Sport building is part of a sports cluster created on the federal territory to organize a unified system of management and operation of Olympic facilities under the supervision of the Talent and Success Foundation. Consolidation will increase their target load in the interests of the entire country and help reduce maintenance costs, including through expanding capabilities or changing functionality.

“On behalf of the President, a sports cluster is being formed on the territory of Sirius, uniting the legacy of the Winter Olympic Games. Thanks to him, hundreds and thousands of children already have the opportunity to train in the city every year. The opening of a new sports complex on Children’s Day is very symbolic. 250 children can study in it at the same time. It is planned that classes in more than 30 sports disciplines will be held here. The most important task for us is to protect the health of the younger generation. Active sports, both professional and mass, are the best fit for solving it, ”said Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.

The construction of the Sirius facility began in October 2018. The total area of ​​construction and improvement is more than 10.7 thousand square meters. About three of them are covered with basketball, volleyball, badminton, handball courts, a mini-football pitch with artificial grass, a 360 m running track, and two modern workout grounds. Outdoor training areas are equipped with modern cycling and rowing machines, treadmills and other high-tech equipment.

Building area – 9.4 thousand sq. m. On the ground floor there are two gyms: one for strength training, the second with exercise bikes and ellipsoids for aerobic training and warm-up. There are also two swimming pools – an indoor one with 25 m paths for sports and recreational swimming and a salt water pool with an area of ​​250 sq. m, part of which goes out into the open air.

On the second floor there are playgrounds: universal for mini-football and volleyball, as well as basketball. You can change the configuration and size of sports zones depending on the type of activity. All gyms are provided with premises for coaches, storage of equipment. The building has a first-aid post, offices for the nurse on duty and lifeguard instructors at the pool, as well as dressing rooms, office and technical rooms.

The new building will host classes in more than 30 sports disciplines, and their program will be formed monthly depending on the goals and content of specialized educational programs.

For six years of work, Sirius has accumulated experience in identifying, selecting and preparing children gifted in sports. Elena Shmeleva, head of the Talent and Success Foundation, said that the pupils of the center’s programs achieve high results thanks to their work with the best Russian trainers. Children have access to equipment that is not always sufficient in their home regions.

Sirius develops infrastructure for athletes and young scientists, musicians, artists who come to the center from all over the country. Together with experienced coaches, we formulate an individual lesson plan for each of the children. For professional athletes, this is an intensive preparation for competing in national teams, for all children, it means maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle, ”said Elena Shmeleva.

The sports cluster will include training and research centers that will provide an advanced level of sports medicine and rehabilitation, a scientific approach in terms of comprehensive research of the physical data of children and youth. The partners in this work will be specialized sports federations, the Sirius University of Science and Technology and the Pirogov National Medical and Surgical Center under the leadership of Oleg Karpov, Doctor of Medical Sciences.

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