In connection with the holding of the Winter Deaflympic games 2015 in Khanty-Mansiysk, the President of the Russian Committee of Deaf Sports Aleksander Romantsov has visited the city. During the visit he met with the representatives of local mass media today, 04th of March.
The purpose of his visit was to observe the conditions of holding the upcoming Deaflympics 2015. As a reminder, an official confirmation of approval of Khanty-Mansiysk as a capital of the XVIII white Deaflympics was signed by the President of the International Committee of Sport for the Deaf Valeriy Rukhledev on 20th of February.
During his visit a working meeting was held, where Aleksander Romantsov and Director of Physical Culture and Sports Department discussed the work plans of the Organizing Committee of the Deaflympics and arrangements for the upcoming event.
«Russia will host the Deaflympic games for the first time. For us it is quite new experience and great responsibility, – Evgeniy Redkin said. – We must hold this outstanding event properly, interestingly, draw attention of the Russians to the Deaf sports», the Director of Physical Culture and Sports Department of autonomous okrug stated.
He also noted, as during the other sport events, the Organizers plan to engage the volunteers, because the problems of communication can come up. With the assistance of the Ministry of Sports and Olympic committee of Russian Federation it is planned to hold training sessions of volunteers, which will work with teams.
«All sports venues are ready to host the competition of such level: two ice palaces, where curling and ice hockey competitions will be held; Alpine skiing complex – venue for snowboard and alpine skiing competitions; Winter sports center will host cross country skiing», – Evgeny Redkin resumed.
The President of the Russian Committee of Deaf Sports shared the admiration of Khanty-Mansiysk with the journalists. «It is incredibly easy, it is takes a few minutes to get one venue from another, everything is at a walking distance. This favorably compares Ugra capital with other cities, – Aleksander Romantsov said. – 31 set of medals will be awarded during the Games. 450 athletes from 30 countries will compete for the title of Champion. Russian team trains according to the pre-approved plan, formed before the approval of Khanty-Mansiysk as a venue of the Deaflympics. Final trainings of our team will be precisely on Ugra land», he noted.