Maria Sharapova: 'My heart beats for Moscow'
Speaking at a press conference, following the Federation Cup draw in Israel, Maria Sharapova noted: “I am confident Moscow has all it needs to deliver an unforgettable global youth festival.”
For more than 50 years, Russia has developed sport as a tool for providing its youth with healthier lives. Sports education is an integral part of its educational system. Moscow has over 208 sports facilities to serve youth sport. The city of Moscow currently is home to 96 large stadiums, over 2,500 gyms, 184 swimming pools, 26 ice rinks, 18 sports palaces, 10 schools dedicated to athletic advancement, 5 educational centres and 3 Olympic reserve training schools. Thousands of kids take part in Moscow’s multiple sports events and dedicated programs every year.
For further information, please contact Alexei Sorokin, strategic director Moscow 2010 Youth Olympic Games Bid committee, +7 499 2428490, firstname.lastname@example.org Alexander Chernov, external affairs Moscow 2010 Youth Olympic Games Bid committee, +7 495 7891626, mailto:email@example.com