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Minister: 300 Talents of the Queen project helps attract children to sport

Sport 12.12.2019 | 16:44
Sergei Kovalchuk
Sergei Kovalchuk

MINSK, 12 December (BelTA) – The 300 Talents of the Queen project helps attract children to sport, Belarus' Sport and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk told BelTA after a ceremony to launch the children's athletics event on 12 December.

“We keep an eye on the children that take part in the project. We see the results. Young athletes are developing and growing. The primary goal for us to attract children to athletics, to interest them. The 300 Talents of the Queen is a unique project which should be viewed as a basis for the development of other sports. It helps attract boys and girls to sport,” Sergei Kovalchuk said.

Attending the opening ceremony was also Chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Federation Vadim Devyatovsky, President of the European Athletics Association Svein Arne Hansen, Deputy Education Minister Aleksandr Kadlubai, Rector of the Belarusian State University of Physical Education Sergei Repkin.

The final stage of the project is taking place at the athletics center of the Belarusian State University of Physical Education. Taking part in the competitions are 300 children. Children from Grodno won the event in 2018.

The 300 Talents of the Queen project was launched in 2015. It was initiated by the Belarusian Athletics Federation jointly with the Education Ministry and the Sport and Tourism Ministry, and also the national center of physical education and sport.

Photos by Maksim Guchek

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