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Large volleyball center opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

On September 12, the first volleyball center "Sakhalin" was opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The governor of the region, Alexander Khoroshavin, handed over to young volleyball players a symbolic key to the new facility at a solemn ceremony, the governor's press service reports.

In the future, the center will be able to receive up to 1000 people daily. It is also planned to hold matches of the Russian volleyball championship among women's teams of the major league "A" and men's teams of the major league "B".

“Together we have realized the long-term dream of several generations of volleyball players. The complex built using modern technologies will become a place of residence for athletes of other sports - gymnasts and weightlifters,” the press service quotes Alexander Khoroshavin as saying.

According to him, within the framework of the regional program for the development of physical culture and sports at 2010-2020 years, 13 large sports facilities have already been built and put into operation, and up to 2020 there are still plans to build about 50 objects. In plans - to build several training halls for game sports in different parts of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

A. Khoroshavin instructed to explore the possibility of building in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk another large sports complex for team sports, where international competitions could be organized.

He also added that the regional authorities will continue to develop mass amateur sports on the islands, seek to increase the number of Sakhalin and Kuril residents leading a healthy lifestyle. A. Khoroshavin noted that currently the Sakhalin Region has become the venue for a number of prestigious all-Russian and international competitions. "Today, a quarter of all residents of the Sakhalin region regularly go in for sports, this is the highest figure among the Far Eastern regions," the governor emphasized.

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