Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
The message reads, in part:
“Today, the final stage of one of the most ambitious sports projects for children and teenagers is opening here in Anapa.
The teams, due to compete in the finals, have made a worthy showing during the qualifiers, displaying cohesion, a real combat spirit and an ability to score results.
I am confident that your talent and a desire to win will certainly make the current competitions exciting and fascinating, and that the packed educational curriculum, as well as meetings with famous award-winning athletes who will attend this event, will help you enjoy your stay here, acquire valuable experience and knowledge and gain an insight into the world of professional sport.”