The proposal was made by Oleg Matytsin at this week’s assembly of the heads of ministries accountable for growth of bodily schooling and sports activities within the SCO. The assembly introduced collectively officers from sports activities ministries and companies from Russia, India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
“Sports cooperation within the SCO area has a wealthy potential and develops within the spirit of true partnership, mutual respect and absence of any type of discrimination,” mentioned Matytsin.
“The Meeting of SCO Sports Ministers is held for the second time, and it’s a platform for direct and open dialogue. Our frequent activity is to be certain that athletes and main worldwide competitions don’t develop into the article of political video games,” the Russian minister mentioned. “This is feasible solely on situation of equality and respect amongst all members. I suggest to counteract these harmful tendencies and collectively kind frequent authorized and political mechanisms to shield the rights of athletes within the SCO area.”
Matytsin burdened that Russia’s expertise in internet hosting main worldwide sporting occasions will allow the SCO athletes of any stage and format to compete. “We recommend contemplating the venue of the Russian Federation as a potential host nation for the SCO Games in coordination with the SCO chair nation for the subsequent calendar interval,” Matytsin mentioned.
The SCO assembly mentioned the potential of establishing the Association of SCO Sports Organisations. The initiative was introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the SCO Summit in Samarkand final yr.
“The Association could also be targeted on strengthening ties in growth of Olympic, non-Olympic, Paralympic and nationwide sports activities. The Association will promote sports activities occasions among the many SCO member states,” the minister mentioned. “The Russian facet has drafted Regulations for the Working Group, which is required to deepen cooperation in sports activities throughout the SCO. This could also be a standing physique accountable, amongst different issues, for the preparation and staging of sporting occasions such because the SCO Games.”Matytsin additionally invited the delegations of the assembly’s members to participate within the sports activities and official occasions held in Russia. “We recommend contemplating the venue of the Russian Federation as a potential host nation for the SCO Games in coordination with the SCO Chair nation for the subsequent calendar interval,” mentioned Matytsin, who met his Indian counterpart, Anurag Singh Thakur, to talk about bilateral cooperation.
The Russian minister additionally invited the delegations of the assembly’s members to participate within the sports activities and official occasions held in Russia–the International University Sports Festival in Yekaterinburg, to be held in 2023; the Games of the Future in Kazan, in 2024; the International Festival of National and Non-Olympic Sports and the World Martial Arts Games, in 2023; Kazan Summit 2023 and International Forum “Russia – is a Sport Power”, Perm, 2023.