Thursday, July 19, 2018

MegaFon hosts athletic classes in metro areas across Russia

Russian mobile service provider MegaFon recently hosted a series of athletic classes in six Russian cities through a partnership with the Russian Olympic Committee and Sport-FM.

Classes will be held in Novokuznetsk, Krasnoyarsk, Tula, Omsk, Tyumen and Yaroslavl and taught by famous Russian athletes. These workshops are a continuation of the Olympic Committee's lesson series which, to date, have been held in 200 Russian cities and have drawn more than 3,000 participants.

The first class was held on Sept. 1 in Novokuznetsk, where students worked with nine-time Olympic champion Larisa Latynina and Olympic champion Mikhail Ivanov. On Sept. 2, the Tyumen session was held with two-time Paralympic champion Olesya Vladykina and four-time Olympic champion Viktor Krovopuskov. Simultaneously, there was also a Yarslavl session with Olympic champions Yuri Kashkarov, Maksim Tarasov, Natalia Frosin and Alexei Zuev.

The final sessions were held on Wednesday in the cities of Krasnoyarsk, Omsk and Tula. The Krasnoyarsk class featured Olympic athletes Elena Zamolodchilkov and Tamara Bykov. Olympic athletes Alexei Nemov, Victor Sidyak, Alexey Tischenko and Dmitry Lykin will preside over the Omsk session while Michael Nestruevym and Lyubov Kozyreva will lead the Tula meeting.

During the courses, participants learned about the significance of the Olympics and the values of the Olympic and Paralympic games. During their time in each city, the Olympic and Paralympic athletes will visit orphanages and boarding schools to promote good sportsmanship among the children.