A parade of Sochi sports schools was held in the Olympic Park

A parade of Sochi sports schools was held in the Olympic Park: Photo
On December 21, a large-scale citywide event «"Parade of sports schools of Sochi - the final of the Olympic Year» took place in the Olympic Park on Medal Square. The solemn event is dedicated to the closing of the sports year in the capital of the XXII Olympic Winter and XI Paralympic Winter Games. The event was organized by the Sochi City Administration with the support and assistance of the Omega Center OJSC.

4,500 pupils of Sochi sports schools took part in the parade. The specialized children's and youth sports school of the Olympic Reserve in equestrian sports debuted at the sports festival. 14 riders on horseback gracefully galloped across the square to the applause of the athletes. The parade ended with the anthem of the Russian Federation and the equalization of the national flag of Russia.

«Dear students of sports schools of Olympic Sochi, dear athletes, coaches, teachers. I am glad to welcome you here on the Medal Square of the Olympic Park, and a year has not yet passed since the Olympians received their medals here, and today the athletes of the Olympic Sochi are summing up the results of the sports year. I want to tell you - we have something to be proud of. During this Olympic Year, our awards have been replenished by 4,000. We are proud that Sochi residents also became Olympic champions during the Olympic Games. And today we are doing everything to ensure that there are more and more of these Olympic athletes.

There are 29 municipal regional sports schools in Sochi. Today, 25,000 citizens are engaged in sports schools, and this is not the limit: we strive to ensure that every Sochi resident has the opportunity to play sports, and we have everything for this. I congratulate everyone on the successful completion of the sports year,» Anatoly Pakhomov, the head of Sochi, stressed in his speech.

The culmination of the sports event was the celebration of the 10 best athletes of 2014 in Sochi.

Press service of JSC «Omega Center».