Grand welcome of the torch relay team of the 7th International Sports Games “Children of Asia” – 2022 took place in the gateway of Primorye. Passengers and guests of the airport, representatives of mass media and Vladivostok city Administration witnessed the historical event.
On June 27, the flame of the 7th International Sports Games “Children of Asia” arrived in Primorye land on a direct flight from Yakutsk. The relay delegation was greeted at the landside of the airport in a festive atmosphere. With the welcome sports march, the flame team handed over the torch to Primorye keepers.
Andrey Vinichenko, General Director of Vladivostok International Airport:
— We are glad to greet for the first time the torch relay team of the 7th International Sports Games “Children of Asia” in the gateway of Primorye. Vladivostok Airport’s personnel will put the most efforts for the athletes and guests of children’s sports games to feel a hearty welcome.
In Primorye, the torch relay will begin its way in Bolshoy Kamen on June 30. Over the course of a month 400 outstanding Primorye athletes — flame keepers — will accompany it during the relay that will be held in 32 municipalities of the region. The relay will end at the games’ opening ceremony with cauldron lighting in Fetisov Arena sports and concert complex in Vladivostok on July 28.
It is worth reminding that the Children of Asia competitions will be held in 19 athletic disciplines at 8 sports facilities of Vladivostok. About 2,000 athletes from 26 countries of the Asian continent and Russia’s regions and more than 600 qualified referees who meet international sports federations’ requirements will participate in the games.