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I N F O R M A T I O N f participation in the VI International Congress " Sport, People and Health". St. Petersburg, 18-20 October, 2013

On the 18 20, October in St. Petersburg in the frames of the cultural program " World Martial Arts Games 2013 " the VI International Congress " Sport, People and Health ", devoted to consideration of the role of combat sports and martial arts in the world was held.

The Congress was held under the patronage of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr. Thorbjorn Jagland . The Congress was attended by:

  • Deputy Minister of Sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov;
  • The President of the Russian Olympic Committee , a member of the International Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov ;
  • President " SportAccord " Marius Vizer;
  • Chairman of International Social Organization for the promotion of Science and Sport Sport, People and Health, Deputy of State Duma of the Russian Federation Vasily Shestakov;
  • head of the directorate of the SportAccord World Combat Games 2013 Pavel Zhuravlev;
  • Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture , Sport and Youth Affairs Igor Ananskikh;
  • the 1st Vice President of FISU, the President of the Russian Student Sports Union Oleg Matytsin;
  • Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Congress "Sport , People , Health , Rector of Lesgaft National State University of physical education, sport and health professor Vladimir Taimazov;
  • Director General of the International Federation*Union " SportAccord " Vlad Marinescu and others.

At the congress, during the plenary sessions were held speech of professor , the dean of Lesgaft National State University of Physical education, sport and health , vice - president of the federation "winter unifight " Sergey Ashkinazi ; President of the International Amateur Federation "Unifight" , the Olympic judo champion , Ph.D. Sergey Novikov on the theme: "Experience and prospects of a new sport "winter unifight".

The report analyzes the new trend in the development of martial arts - the emergence of new species based on the integration and aggregation with other sports , including winter sports.

On 23,October hosted the International Forum " Martial Arts and Combat Sports and Society" at the State Complex " Palace of Congress " - Office of the President of Russian Federation in St. Petersburg ( the Constantine Palace). The forum aims to emphasize the role of martial arts and combat sports in modern society, as well as in the development of key personal values , such as respect, self-control , healthy lifestyle , discipline .

The Forum was attended by representatives of 15 international sports federations.

Organizers : SportAccord, the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, the Government of St. Petersburg , the Russian Union of Martial Arts .

The participation of representatives of the International Amateur Federation "Unifight" in the aforementioned events brings invaluable experience to the federation in communication with experts in the field of martial arts , as well as exchange of experience activities to enhance the role of martial arts in the development of modern society.



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