A new uniform, a new kind of sport and “Soul of Tundra”. What is waiting for “Yamal” in Canada
10:45 5 марта 2020
Категории: News in English
Sportspeople from Yamal will represent Russia at the Arctic Winter Games, which will be held in Canada from the 15th to the 21st of March. It was announced on the 5th of March at the press conference in news agency “Sever-Press” by Lyudmila Kholokholova, the head of the regional department on physical culture and sports, the head coach of the team of Yamal at the Arctic Winter Games.
The team of Yamal included figure skaters, skiers, biathletes, sportspeople, who play table tennis and futsal. Both very young athletes, for whom this is the first international competitions in their lives, and already experienced sportspeople, who have several golden medals of the Arctic games, will go to the competitions. In total, about 100 people will participate in the 25th jubilee games. They will compete in snowshoes running, mini-football, table tennis, arctic all-around, biathlon on skis, figure skating and other sports. For the first time, the sportspeople from Yamal will compete in a new sport — archery.
The young people will live in an educational institution, where there are bunk beds and sleeping bags. The head coach of the team hopes that the living conditions will help to ensure that nothing will prevent the athletes from successful performance. In addition, the organizers will pay great attention to nutrition and movement of the sportspeople.
Lyudmila Kholokholova notes that every athlete within the team will compete for awards. The team of Yamal always shows good results at the Arctic games, winning more than a hundred medals, majority of them are golden. In Canada the athletes promised to improve the result significantly.
“By tradition, in northern all-around the sportspeople from Yamal not only win medals, but also set new records, and young figure skaters still gather full halls for their performances in addition to awards”, Lyudmila Kholokholova said.
The Arctic Winter Games are competitions that promote sports, healthy lifestyle and strengthen friendship between participating countries. The games have been held every two years since 1970 with participants from Russia, Canada, the USA, Greenland, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. Since 2004 Russia has been represented at the games by the team of Yamal. In 15 years the team won about 600 medals: 275 golden, 218 silver and 94 bronze.
In connection with the coronavirus epidemics, doctors will monitor health of the young people very carefully. The young people will be given reminders with safety information, their temperature will be measured every day, and no one has canceled the safety mask mode, thorough hand washing, and so on.
“According to our information, there are no cases in the Canadian city of Whitehorse, so we hope for a favorable time”, said the head coach of the team of Yamal.
The Nenets folk group “Vy’sey” will perform within the cultural program, the name is translated into Russian as “Soul of Tundra”. It was founded in 2003 and is headed by the famous singer Tatyana Lar. Young performers participate in the collective.
In addition, the athlete-coach Alexander Longortov demonstrated a new line of sports uniform, in which the athletes from Yamal will perform.