On December 23, the grand opening of the Republican Badminton Tournament “Sporty Donbass” took place on the basis of the complex children’s and youth sports school No. 5 in Donetsk.
As guests of honor at the event, Chairman of the DPR People’s Council Denis Pushilin, Acting Minister of Youth Policy, Sports and Tourism Alexander Gromakov, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Natalia Nikonorova were present.
In his speech to the participants and spectators of the competitions, the Speaker of Parliament stressed the special importance of holding such tournaments in the Republic.
“This kind of sport is just beginning to gain momentum here, many are only getting used to it. I already personally know this sport and I can say that it is very energy-consuming, but at the same time very interesting.
I am very glad that we have the capacity to host such tournaments, and I like that our youth pay attention to this,” Denis Pushilin said.
At the end of the first day of the tournament an exhibition game took place with the participation of the Chairman of the People’s Council. The final part of the competition will be held on December 24.