The Children's Sledge Hockey League has won the first Game On! all-Russian competition, organized by the National Priorities INO and the RF Sports Ministry as part of a federal project called Sports Are a Way of Life! Set up in 2016, the league today unites 30 teams from 25 provinces. The squad of the Children's Sledge Hockey League medalled at international competitions. Besides sledge hockey, the league promotes hockey for the deaf and the blind and other types of special hockey. “We are happy that sledge hockey, which the Timchenko Foundation started promoting in Russia in 2012, has gained well-deserved recognition. Today, this parasport raises no questions; it has claimed its place in the large hockey family. Wholehearted social acceptance will facilitate further growth of this game, so that special kids could play hockey in any town in this country”, emphasized Igor Baradachov, head of the Sports programme at the Timchenko Foundation. The awards ceremony was hosted by Mercury Space in Moscow 15 April. The Children's Sledge Hockey League was presented with a certificate worth 1000000 roubles for growth. Included in the top three are also the developers of a running app and the organizers of the Crimea X Run tournament. According to the organizers, the competition received more than 2.6 thousand entries in all. Besides sledge hockey, the league promotes hockey for the deaf and the blind and other types of special hockey. . .
Apr 16, 2021 19:46
The first of April is the start of Good Ice, a competition to support children's ice hockey promotion initiatives, organized by the Sports Studies Academy Not-for-Profit Association sponsored by the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko. The competition is designed to promote children's hockey in towns and rural areas, support enthusiasts united by the idea of promoting hockey and making sports available to disadvantaged or at-risk children and those from single-parent or large families, as well as promote hockey for girls. It is open to officially registered non-profits in Russia, as well as local government agencies. The winners will be awarded funding up to 1,500,000 roubles. Entries are solicited from St Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Arkhangelsk Oblast, Vologda Oblast, Kaliningrad Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Novgorod Oblast, Pskov Oblast, Republic of Karelia, Komi Republic, Kirov Oblast, Nizhny-Novgorod Oblast, Perm Krai, Republic of Mordovia, Republic of Tatarstan, Udmurtian Republic, Chuvash Republic, Amur Oblast, Zabaykalsky Krai, Primorsky Krai, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Khabarovsk Krai, Irkutsk Oblast and Altai Republic. The competition accepts entries from 1 April to 5 May 2021. The results will be published by 1 June 2021 on the websites of the Good Ice programme and the Charitable Foundation of Elena and Gennady Timchenko. You can check out the competition rules and submit your entry on the competition's
Apr 11, 2021 11:08
All entries in for the 7th Photo Competition of the Russian Geographical Society, The Most Beautiful Country. Between 14 December 2020 and 5 April 2021, all photographers, whether professional or amateur, were able to upload their best photos to the project's website. A total of 65,661 entries were received. The highest competition was in the categories Landscape and Taken with a Smartphone (21,295 and 15,579 entries respectively). The third most popular one was The Magic of Water: photographers sent in 4735 snapshots of the watery element. And 4728 photos were entered in the Wild Animals category. Apart from that, entries were solicited in categories such as Amusing Pets, A Bird's-Eye View of Russia, Wildlife Art (art photo), The Many Faces of Russia, Photo Project and Live Archive. This year is the first time that the competition accepts videos along with photographs. A total of 1418 videos have been received, which tell the stories behind unique shots. The maker of the best video will receive a special award, Making-of. The Most Beautiful Country will also include a presentation of special awards from the competition's sponsors. The Timchenko Foundation has set up an award called The Aged Faces of Russia and will select the best shot taken in Russian provinces. VTB Bank will confer on the author of the best photo taken in designated conservation areas a special award called Russia Wildlife Sanctuary. As before, the photo competition includes a strand for young photographers up to 16 years old – The Most Beautiful Country Through the Eyes of Children. This year, it has seen 7225 pics entered. They are competing in four categories: Landscape, Animal Kingdom, Human World, and Macrocosm. And the fiercest battle is expected in the category Landscape (4121 snapshots received). For the seventh year now, the photos of Russia sent in to the RGS Photo Competition please, surprise, give food for thought, and delight. One-of-a-kind photos from across this country offer the viewer a virtual journey of thousand kilometres — to the Ai-Petri mountain, Lake Zyuratkul, Lipetsk and Magadan Oblasts, Primorye or the Republic of Dagestan. The photo entries will be judged by 17 members of the
Apr 07, 2021 16:00