Dear colleagues and friends! On behalf of the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation and on my own behalf, I congratulate the workers of physical culture and sports, athletes, coaches and all sports fans on the Day of the athlete!
It is a good tradition to celebrate the main sports festival in our country on the second Saturday of August for 80 years. Over these decades, our country has become one of the leaders in the world of sports and firmly holds its position.
More than 384 thousand coaches, trainers and professionals working today in the field of sports. Thanks to their efforts and devotion to their favorite cause, new names of great athletes are opened, the number of citizens systematically engaged in physical culture and sports increases.
The Federal project "Sport – norm of life", which is implemented by the Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation, is designed to create equal conditions for all age categories of citizens to lead a sporting lifestyle. Our goal is to involve at least 55% of the population of our country in physical culture and sport by 2024. This is one of the key priorities of state policy.
I am sincerely grateful to everyone who shows by example that it is possible and necessary to engage in sports at any age, who contributes to the popularization of physical culture and sports by sports records, who puts all their efforts into the victories of our athletes in international arenas, who works hard for the benefit of the development of physical culture and sports in Russia.
Congratulations on the Day of the athlete! Happy holidays!