MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
With the aim of popularizing urban sports, as well as useful employment among convicts in correctional colonies in the Lipetsk region, competitions were held in the national Russian game in small towns.
It should be noted that gorodok sports, formed from the oldest Russian game Gorodki, is the only primordially Russian sport that is considered national and popular. The town game consists of knocking figures or other structures out of a certain number of towns with a limited area, called a “city”. Knocking out is done with bits from a certain distance.
Before the start of the competition, the convicts were shown a training video on the game in townships, during which they could familiarize themselves with the history of the game, the rules of its conduct, and the requirements for equipment.
In IK-2 of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Lipetsk region, Alexei Loginov, chairman of the Federation of Gorod Sports of the Lipetsk region, was invited to hold a tournament among convicts of the correctional institution.
The competition aroused genuine interest among the convicts of the region’s correctional institutions, most of whom played this game for the first time in their lives. The most accurate players received the winner’s diplomas.
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Lipetsk Region
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