This weekend the visitors of malls and supermarkets of Khanty-Mansiysk and Surgut could see the initiatives for promoting the forthcoming Winter Deaflympics. Guests and citizens of Ugra capital and the biggest city of the region were told about this outstanding sport event. In Khanty-Mansiysk the program included dancing performances of local crews. In Surgut the mascot of the games – Mammoth – was walking around the shopping mall “Aura” taking pictures with people.
The mascot was also distributing souvenirs of the Deaflympics – flags, badges, magnets. Ofcause, kidsweregreatlyimpressedbyMammoth.
These promoting initiatives were made in order to remind Ugra people of the biggest sport competitions of this spring that will start on March’28. The Deaflympics are also getting a substantial support of federal authorities. The day before the Minister of Sport of Russian Federation Vitaliy Mutko has mentioned again the forthcoming Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk in live program on TV channel “Russia-2”.
The media applications for taking part in the coverage of the Deaflympics on TV, radio and in newspaper were accepted till March’01. The list of media that will send their representatives to the Deaflympics includes 80 companies.
It is to be reminded that in Khanty-Mansiysk Deaflympic teams will be competing in cross-country skiing, snowboard, curling and ice-hockey. Magnitogorsk will host alpine skiing disciplines. The entrance to all competitions will be free of charge.