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From the SPIEF Sports Games to the World Friendship Games

Date: June 19, 2024 Time: 01:09:37

Secretary of the Council of the President of Russia for the development of physical culture and sports Marat Filippov at the session “Sovereignty in Sport” announced the holding of the World Friendship Games in September 2024 in Moscow. “This will be one of the flagship tournaments of the world sports system. I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this is not an alternative to the Olympic Games. It will be a commercially successful tournament for world sports stars,” said Marat Filippov.

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At the same session, Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin spoke about the project to hold the BRICS Games in 2024. “We do not need approval or agreement from international federations, this is a state decision. We will position this project at the meeting of the Ministers of Sports of the BRICS countries”, said Oleg Matytsin.

Opening the session “From Competition to Product”, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko noted that Russia is preparing to host the innovative “Games of the Future” international tournament in 2024, which will bring together both fans of classic sports and fans of sports. video game fans.

“Sports withstood the pressure of sanctions, responding with innovative super-formats both in our leading sports and in the BRICS Games, Friendship Games, Games of the Future projects. This was possible thanks to the powerful support of Russian companies, which also effectively used the opportunities of the SPIEF Sports Games to promote their sports projects,” said Anton Kobyakov, Adviser to the President of Russia, Executive Secretary of the Organizing Committee of St. Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum

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The role of business in the development of sport was emphasized by the Champion sports and business award, organized by the Roscongress Foundation’s RK-Sport sports platform and the educational business forum Reputation. The first ceremony was held in the home theater of the Yusupov Palace. Winners in various categories supporting sports were Gazprom, Norilsk Nickel, Liga Stavok, Uralchem, Russian Railways, Lukoil, PhosAgro, Rosneft, VSK, as well as philanthropist, Vice President of the Russian Judo Federation, Mikhail Cherkasov. The winners were awarded by Olympic champions Alexander Karelin, Vladimir Salnikov, Elena Vyalbe, Svetlana Zhurova and other sports legends.

A large-scale event program was implemented in the pavilion of the Ministry of Sports. The Deputy Minister of Sports Odes Baisultanov, the General Director of the Unified Betting Regulator (ERAI) Alexei Grachev and the Chairman of the Board, Director of the Roscongress Foundation Alexander Stuglev signed an agreement to hold a forum on cooperation between sports and bookmakers. Oleg Matytsin, Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan Radiy Khabirov and President of the All-Russian Sports Federation for Deaf Sports Dmitry Rebrov signed an agreement to hold the International Summer Games for the Deaf in Ufa “We are together. Sport”.

The stands of the Russian Boxing Federation, the Russian Football Union and RK-Sport were also presented. A new project of the Ministry of Sports, the Russian Cycling Federation and RK-Sport – the Gold of Ladoga cycling race – was presented on the SPIEF site. The multi-day route will cover eight cities and more than 40 settlements in the Leningrad region and the Republic of Karelia.

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As part of the SPIEF Sports Games, matches and tournaments were held in 18 sports supported by sports legends. Olympic champions figure skater Alina Zagitova and gymnast Artur Dalaloyan performed exercises for the participants of the “We are together” race. Two-time Olympic champion Vyacheslav Fetisov, UEFA Cup champions Roman Shirokov, Yuri Zhirkov and Pavel Pogrebnyak, Olympic basketball medalist Sergei Monya and badminton player Nina Vislova took part in matches and tournaments for Forum participants.

This year’s sporting events program has been significantly expanded. The hockey gala match was replaced by a four-team tournament “Stavok League. Roscongreso Cup. The Roscongress Football Cup was held for the first time at the Gazprom Arena. The squash tournament was held for the first time in a corporate format. The program premiered the Energy of the First badminton tournament, the SUP Swim “(From)Personal Petersburg”, the equestrian polo tournament, the Padel Premier paddle tennis tournament, the Clean Games team competition for cleaning green areas and the At the We Are Together run, for the first time, participants were able to use the Uralchem ​​​​Run Factory excursion format.

The Mendeleev Chess artificial intelligence program made its debut at SPIEF and assisted Forum participants in a simultaneous chess game with famous grandmasters Sergey Karyakin and Teimour Radjabov.

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World Championship medalist Vsevolod Shumkov helped Leningrad win the quarterfinals of the Team Victory Boxing Cup. Athletes from 12 countries participated in the international judo tournaments Anatoly Rakhlin Cup and Yawara Challenge. The legends of Zenit and the Russian national team celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Blue and Whites’ UEFA Cup and Super Cup victories and the team’s bronze medal at Euro 2008 with a retro match.

For the first time, the SPIEF Sports Games program included the annual State Authorities Football Cup. The tournament took place on Russia Day at the Luzhniki Grand Sports Arena in Moscow.

Three regional leaders took part in the events of the SPIEF 2023 Sports Games: the Head of the Republic of Kalmykia Batu Khasikov, the Governor of the Astrakhan Region Igor Babushkin and the Governor of the Bryansk Region Alexander Bogomaz.

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Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Alexei Bezprozvannykh, Deputy Minister of Agriculture Andrey Razin, Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service Pyotr Ivanov, Head of Rosreestr Oleg Skufinsky, Head of the Federal Fisheries Agency Ilya Shestakov, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Political Federation Council Andrey Kutepov also played in gala matches and tournaments, Head of the Sports Department of the City of Moscow Alexei Kondarantsev, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg Alexander Belsky, Chairman of AvtoVAZ Maxim Sokolov, Executive Director of Zenit Alexander Medvedev, Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of Alfa Bank Oleg Sysuev and other participants of SPIEF-2023.

The SPIEF Sports Games are operated by the sports platform of the Roscongress Foundation, RK-Sport. The general partner is Liga Stavok. The strategic partner is the fuel brand G-Drive. “Soviet Sport” became a partner of the Games.

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