In the Kuban 31% of the population is engaged in sports

Krasnodar region has become a leader in the country as the region where systematically involved in sports.

This was reported in Moscow at a meeting chaired by Russian Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko.

The meeting was attended by the Vice-Governor of Kuban Nicholas Doluda and Minister of Physical Culture and Sports of the Krasnodar Territory Lyudmila Chernova, told "Live Kuban" in the press service of the Ministry of Sports of the region.

It was stated that Russia is actively involved in sports for about 20% of the population. In the province — more than 31%. According Mutko by 2020 the proportion of people actively engaged in sports, should be increased to 40%. This requires the implementation of a range of measures — from improved statistical reporting to the modernization of physical education in schools. 

The meeting also touched on the system of mass sports and athletics among the different categories of the population in the province. For example, workers in the Olympics in 2012 was attended by more than 440 thousand Kuban, in the game — more than 90 thousand people. And in the All-Kuban Governor’s Cup tournaments in football, street basketball, athletics, swimming and table tennis — more than 700 thousand students of Kuban.

In the Krasnodar region of 267 sports schools 196 thousand students. In teams of Russia on 55 summer and winter sports today includes 800 athletes of Kuban — A record number in the history.

Nicholas Doluda noted that Since 2006, with the financial support of the Ministry of Sports for federal programs in the Krasnodar region built 38 sports complexes — the most in Russia. For comparison, in all other regions of the Southern Federal District over the years has been built 25 sports complexes.

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