Vladimir Putin chaired a meeting of the Council for the Development of Physical Culture and Sports, during which issues related to the possible introduction of quarantine were discussed. The President instructed to provide for the possibility of sports and training during additional restrictions.
Vladimir Putin noted the need to take into account the fact that since 2009 the number of people involved in sports has increased by 2.5 times in the country. Now the number of citizens who maintain their physical condition through training reaches 60 million people. We are talking about representatives of different generations. The head of state noted that when developing a new strategy for the development of sports, it is necessary to take into account such force majeure factors as quarantine restrictions so that citizens do not lose the opportunity to practice. It is necessary to develop mechanisms to support sports facilities so that professional athletes representing the Russian Federation in the international arena do not stop training.
The meeting was held in connection with the need to develop a new strategy for the development of sports for the next 10 years. Previous plans have reached the end of the deadline. Thanks to their implementation, the number of people involved in sports has increased by 43% in the country.