MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
On September 4, Kazan will host the grand opening of the first Games of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Dmitry Chernyshenko: We welcome the participants of the 1st Games of the CIS countries to Kazan. Athletes representing 9 national teams will compete for medals in 16 sports – this is more than 180 sets of awards.
The I Games of the CIS countries bring together representatives of friendly states with a long common history on sports grounds. The games will show the rich sports and cultural diversity of the CIS, because the program also includes national sports – belt wrestling, Koresh wrestling.
This tournament is an excellent platform for the exchange of experience and the continuation of a positive dialogue between the countries of the Commonwealth. The idea of holding the Games back in 2018 was supported by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and since then there has been active preparation, the results of which we will see this week.
Kazan, a multinational city with an excellent sports infrastructure, capable of receiving participants and guests of international competitions at the highest level, was chosen as the venue for the I Games of the CIS countries. I am sure that following the results of the first tournament, the Games of the CIS countries will become an excellent new tradition.
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