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12.08.2019

EEF 2019 Sporting Programme: Judo Tournament, Race in Support of Rare Animals, and Regatta

Events in 14 different sports have been included in the sporting programme of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum, which is set to be held on 46 September in Vladivostok.

«The sporting programme has brought together major international tournaments and spectacular tournaments of the promotional kind, events for Forum participants and residents of Primorye, and it has become a popular venue for presenting different athletic disciplines and projects. Whats more, many of the sporting events will embrace the theme of expanding international cooperation, one of the main themes of the Forum business programme» Advisor to the President of the Russian Federation and Executive Secretary of the Eastern Economic Forum Organizing Committee Anton Kobyakov said.

EEF 2019s main sporting event looks to be the Annual International Jigoro Kano Judo Tournament under the patronage of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The tournament will bring together teams of young men and women under the age of 18 from Russia, Japan, Mongolia, China, and South Korea. The main trophy will be up for grabs in the mixed tournament. In addition, competition will take place in the 50, 55, 66, 73 and 90 kg weight categories for boys and the 40, 44, 52, 57, and 70 kg categories for girls and has been included in the International Judo Federation calendar. The event is being organized by the Russian Judo Federation, the Ministry of Sports, and the Administration of Primorye Territory. The event is being operated by the Roscongress Foundation. The tournament has been permanently registered at Fetisov Arena, one of the Far Easts largest sporting complexes.

The first day of EEF 2019s main programme kicks off with the traditional race in support of rare animals of the Far East and looks to bring together Forum participants and city residents. This year, distances of 1 and 5 km will pass along the new highway in the picturesque surroundings of the Primorskiy Oceanarium. On 4 September, EEF 2019 participants will also be able to take part in the gala hockey match and the Roscongress Cup curling tournament, which will be held as part of the WCT Pacific Ocean Cup 2019 among mixed pairs with the participation of national teams from Russia, China, South Korea, Australia, and Japan.

On September 5, the Ocean Russian Childrens Centre will host the opening ceremony of the 10th Asia-Pacific Region Youth Athletic Games, held under the auspices of UNESCO. More than 300 young men and women from India, China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Laos, Thailand, and Russia will take part in competitions in nine different sports: badminton, 3 on 3 basketball, judo, athletics, futsal, table tennis, swimming, and chess. A rich cultural programme has been prepared for the participants of the Games: excursions to the sights of Vladivostok, a flower laying ceremony at the S-56 Submarine memorial, and a visit to the Primorskiy Oceanarium.

For the fourth time, the Roscongress Cup regatta will be held in Ajax Bay in the Platu 25 class. In keeping with tradition, it will receive «musical» accompaniment  most of the 14 teams will sail on yachts from the Seven Feet club named after musical groups. The competition format includes short dynamic races close enough to the shore that Forum guests may follow the struggle between participants.

For the first time ever, the RussiaJapan Sumo House will be open at the Far East Street exhibition. The house programme will include master classes, an introduction to this form of Japanese wrestling, interactive contests, and an entertainment programme culminating in a match between the Russian and Japanese National Sumo Teams.

The Far East Street Yakutia Pavilion will host the Kolmar Coal Mining Company Cup International Mas-Wrestling Tournament with the participation of athletes from 11 countries, including three-time world champion Pavel Chernogradsky. Tournament participants will also take part in the Miners Glory strength and agility competition, which will round to an end with a team relay employing 100 kg bags in place of batons.

Athletes from Russia, China, Korea, Japan, and India will compete in the International Go Tournament for the 5th Eastern Economic Forum Cup. In addition to the more traditional competition, tournament guests of honour will test out VR-Go, with a virtual match between the business programme and the Far East Street venues. Workshops and friendly matches will be organized to familiarize EEF delegates with one of the Asia-Pacific regions most important intellectual games. In addition, CEO of Rosgeology JSC Sergey Gorkov and CEO of Polymetal International Vitaliy Nesis will launch the countdown clock for the start of the 41st World Championship Game, which is slated to 2020 in Vladivostok.

Forum participants and city residents will be able to test their strength at Labour and Defence Standards at the Far East Street site. The Russian Olympic Committee site, dedicated to the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympics, will be open on Vladivostoks Sportivnaya Naberezhnaya. Residents of Primorye will also be treated to Dragonboat, streetball, football, and baseball tournaments.

For more information about the Forum sporting programme, please see the official website: forumvostok.ru/en/programme/sport-programme/

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