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Old 05-29-2012, 10:21 AM   #4543
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Google-translated article on nta-nn.ru, 29 May 2012.

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Nizhny Novgorod region is one of the most promising and leading regions in the development of sport - Safin

Nizhny Novgorod. May 29. NTA-Volga - Nizhny Novgorod region is one of the most promising and leading regions in the development of sport. Deputy of State Duma of the Russian Federation, Honored Master of Sports Marat Safin told reporters.

"In my opinion, the Nizhny Novgorod region is one of the most promising and leading regions in the development of sport. You have to understand that until 2005, special attention had not been paid to sport, and as a consequence, healthy lifestyles", said Marat Safin. "Since 2007, 21 sports complexes have already been built, and the statistics confirm the positive effect of this work: juvenile crime has fallen by 40% and has doubled the number of people who play sports, there are almost 650,000 people. In addition, there has been a four-fold increase in the number of Nizhny Novgorod in the Olympic teams. I'm not ashamed to talk about it, and even to use the Nizhny Novgorod region as an example. I think there are very few of these regions.

"I've been where, watched in other countries in building, and I can confidently say that these sports and recreation centers, or almost no analogues. Building a sports complex is, of course, costly exercise, so many countries do not go at it and some other ways of trying to develop mass sports, but am not sure that is just as effective. But Valery Shantsev took a chance and built in the region as much as two dozen sports and recreation centers. Also, if you don't work with young people, we lose another generation, and it's incomprehensible how this could backfire. ( Could a Russian speaker translate this last sentence properly, please? )

"Also, as far as I know, for the first time in the history of Nizhny Novgorod Region team in the major leagues are the five most popular sports,"Volga", "Torpedo", "BKNN" and others. Shantsev, one might say, brought sport into vogue in the region, and fans had the opportunity to watch their favorite teams. Several times I myself was present at the games "BKNN" and "Torpedo" and I say the Sports Palace was full. People came with their families," said the deputy.

Recall that in the framework of regional development programs of social and engineering infrastructure, and, in particular, sports and recreation centers construction program, only the last five years have been built about 30 sports facilities. In addition, at the initiative of Governor Valery Shantsev, sports complexes (FOKs) appear in every district of Nizhny Novgorod region, as well as two in each district of Nizhny Novgorod. Construction of sports and recreation centers fundamentally change the social situation in the districts. In localities where the work is complex, the number engaged in physical culture and sports increased at times, and juvenile crime has decreased by an average of 40%.

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