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10:47 | May 29 | 2014

VOLUNTEERS FROM YAKUTIA TO GO TO ASIAD IN KOREA

 From September 19 to October 4, 2014, the port city of Incheon in Korea is hosting the Asian Games.

The Asian Games (also known as the Asiads) is a sporting event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia since 1951. The Games are regulated under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee. Medals are awarded in each event: gold - for first place, silver - for second , bronze - for the third.

The XV Summer Games were held in Doha, the Qatar's capital, from 1 to 15 December, 2006. The XVI Summer Games were held in Guangzhou, China, from 12 to 27 November, 2010.

The XVII Games are to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4, 2014 .

The competitions in Incheon will consist of 437 events in 36 different sports, including 28 Olympic disciplines. The XVII Asiad official mascots are three multi-colored fur seals .

The field training is one of the traditional areas for regional cooperation in the framework of the volunteer programs of major sporting events. The XXVII World Summer Universiade showed how popular and useful such training is – during the preparation for the World Student Games in 2013 alone,  Kazan was visited by 275 young people from 15 regions of Russia. This is not only an exchange of experience, but also a motivational bonus for volunteers – the most active and professional ones only het a chance to join a regional team.

The XVII Asian Games too are gong to become an arena for training volunteers from partner regions of the volunteer program. It is agreat responsibility to be a volunteer on training, you have to watch everything that happens to be aware of everything, to be most curious an so on. The exchange of best practices is very important and a critical part of such major events.

Under this program, Yakutia will be presented by the lucky five, whose names will be announced later .

PRESS SERVICE OF THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND FAMILY OF YAKUTIA