MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In order to organize useful employment for convicts and expand the forms of sports-mass work in correctional institutions of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Pskov region, gorodok sports are actively developing. Thus, among the convicts of IK-6, as well as convicts of IK-2, who are serving their sentences at the site of the colony-settlement, tournaments in urban sports were held.
In each institution, convicts made sports equipment with their own hands, prepared playgrounds for the games. Such competitions were held for the first time and were of an introductory nature.
Before the start of the tournament, an instruction was given on the rules of the game and safety precautions. After that, the participants divided into teams, each of which played three rounds of the game, but in each of them the city figures became more and more difficult. After the qualifying rounds, the best participants met in the final.
“The display of interest of convicts in sports can be for many of them the first step towards a healthy lifestyle,” said Vyacheslav Ivanov, head of the department for educational and social work with convicts of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia in the Pskov region.
We add that in the hostels of the detachments of convicts, on the stands of visual agitation, information is also posted about the possibility of practicing urban sports in the institution. In addition, as part of the work of the sports club, the convicts were shown a training video on the game “Gorodki”.
Press service of the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia for the Pskov Region
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