Russian youth from Belgium received diplomas for participation in the Games of Young Compatriots in Khanty-Mansiysk

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The ceremony of awarding a joint delegation from Belgium and the Netherlands took place in Liege. Russian youth took part in the V Games of Young Compatriots in Khanty-Mansiysk.

The team received commemorative diplomas and a prize for the 1st place in the Olympiad "Dialogues in Russian" by Pushkin State Institute of the Russian Language. The diplomas were presented by Vera Bunina, the head of the Russian Center for Science and Culture, she underlined the significance of the participation of young people in Russian projects. As a reward, participants received the trip to the Artek Children's Camp on the Black Sea coast.

From May 31 to June 6, 2019 in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk, the V World Games of Young Compatriots were held. About 650 children from 12 to 14 years old from more than 60 countries of Europe, Asia and America took part in them. They competed in 7 sports: 3x3 basketball, futsal, volleyball, chess, table tennis, swimming and rhythmic gymnastics.  From the Belgian team 4 swimmers and a gymnast, winners of regional competitions were represented, from the Dutch team three chess players, tennis player and gymnast.

Guys, swimmers for many years engaged in swimming in various clubs in Belgium. They successfully participated in regional competitions and won prizes: Zasedatel Denis (Brussels), Zuhad Adam (Liege), Antonyan Mavses (Vottem). Adeline Sitdikova (Liege), also showed good results in swimming and was taken to the team.

Timan Victoria, the second time participating in the World Games, she is the winner of the competition in gymnastics in 2018.

The head of the delegation was selected Bondareva Ella, head of the organization "Meridian" from the city of Liege, as coach Vasilyeva Zoya from the Netherlands.

Denis's review: “I really enjoyed participating in the Games. We got acquainted with guys from all over the world, made friends. There were a lot of interesting activities after the competition. I liked the people, friendly and kind. I really enjoyed participating in the Russian language quests. I would like to go to the following Games of compatriots and bring the team more points. Thanks for Games!"

During all the days of the competition, Denis the Chairperson and Artem Zubakov filmed reports about the participants of the Games from different countries, and are now preparing to show a film at the Short Film Festival in Brussels on October 26 at the Russian Center for Science and Culture.

The first Competitions of the Games of Young Social Employees took place in 2015 in Sochi on the initiative of Irina Rodnina.

Rossotrudnichestvo acts as a co-organizer of the World Games along with the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Department of Physical Culture and Sports of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Ugra, the All-Russian School Sport Federation. The selection of participants traditionally takes place on the basis of Rossotrudnichestvo representative offices - Russian centers of science and culture.

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