Tatarstan intends to open an international centre for the development of water sports

© Fotolia / puckillustrationsПловец in the pool. Archival photoTatarstan intends to open an international centre for the development of water sports© Fotolia / puckillustrations

Tatarstan jointly with the international swimming Federation FINA is planning to open international center of development of water kinds of sport, said President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov on Friday.

«In cooperation with the international swimming Federation FINA plan to open international center of development of water sports,» — said Minnikhanov in the framework of the International conference of Ministers and senior officials responsible for physical education and sport (MINEPS).

According to Tatarstan President, the development of sport is one of the priority directions of policy of the Republic. «The country has more than 10 thousand sports facilities 12 athletic teams regularly participate in international tournaments, much attention is paid to mass sports, which are about half the population of the Republic, we strive to develop relationships with the international federations,» he said.

Minnikhanov also said that Tatarstan has done much to ensure that sports facilities built as part of multi-sports events, were accessible to the entire population of the Republic and guests and was used most effectively. «The more infrastructure, the greater the return in the form of a healthy generation,» stressed the head of Tatarstan.

The capital of Tatarstan Kazan 2015 took the world championship by water kinds of sports, which was voted FINA best in the history of this organization. The championship was a record number of participating countries in history. All the competition was attended by more than 2.4 thousand sportsmen and about 1.5 thousand officials from 190 countries. The competitions were held in six sports were played 75 sets of medals.

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