1223In February-October 2016 “Office for European Expertise and Communications” was implementing the local initiative “Sport Region” in Mstislavl region in Mogilev area. The initiative was aimed at involving the local people in sport and motivating professionals and amateurs to train more. During these months coaches, physical education teachers and volunteers met the expert coaches and active athletes on practical and theoretical master classes. For all the participants of the initiative were held sports movie screenings, contests and competitions, meetings with famous sport stars and the large final marathon.

The main activities took place in the “Olympus” sports complex in Khodosy village and Mstislavl town. Thank to modern equipment and outfit purchased within the “Sport Region” initiative residents of Mstislavl region have the opportunity to discover new types of sport activities and improve their physical fitness.

Short video lessons of handball, football and swimming workouts with the participation of Belarus national teams players and coaches were shot during the initiative.

For all local residents was held a photo contest, aimed at promoting the popularity of physical culture, healthy lifestyle and active recreation among the population of Mstislavl region.

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The local initiative is implemented by “Office for European Expertise and Communications” in cooperation with the Department of Education, Sports and Tourism of the Mstislavl region Executive Committee and LLC (Limited liability company) “Mike Diesel” under the EU / UNDP project “Support to Local Development in the Republic of Belarus”.

If you are interested to learn more about this initiative or cooperate with OEEC, please contact us by email: oeec.ngo@gmail.com.

Translated by Veta Zhukovskaya