On the initiative of the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, the All-Russian sports complex GTO will be presented as a national physical education system at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students 2017 which will take place at the Sochi Olympic Park on 15-22 October.
The interactive exhibit site will enable a closer acquaintance with the major Russian project designed to promote sports, healthy lifestyles, and harmonious personal development.
The GTO exhibit site, organised as part of the festival’s sports programme, will feature several zones:
- interactive zone where participants can get acquainted with the history, implementation, and deployment of the project;
- sports ground with the official GTO equipment where everyone can try to take tests;
- welcome zone with information stands and motivational videos.
In addition, anyone interested will be able to take a photo with their personal achievements in a special photo zone.
Festival participants will be able to take GTO tests during the Check Up Yourself!, Give It a Try! and Join the Movement! events.
After a short warm-up, participants will be invited to checkup points and to test themselves in the presented types of physical activities. Competent instructors will explain the exercise technique and record their results.
There will be daily standings on the basis of test results which will unveil the most physically prepared countries and continents.
The participants with the best results will be awarded presents and souvenirs branded with the official GTO logo, which were produced specially for the festival.
"It's great that we have such a chance to represent the complex at the international event which brings together thousands of young leaders from all over the world. The involvement of festival participants into GTO tests will demonstrate not in word but in deed Russia's experience of promoting the values of sports, healthy lifestyle, and longevity as an integral part of a modern human being's success! And we are pleased to provide everyone with a chance to test their skills in the GTO complex, which is gaining more and more popularity among Russian people," said Alexander Karpov, Deputy Director General of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects, the organisation responsible for implementing the GTO complex at the federal level.
The GTO complex is a national project aimed at promoting grassroots sport and preserving the nation's health.
GTO features 11 stages in accordance with age groups from 6 to 70 years and older, and 3 difficulty levels corresponding to gold, silver, and bronze pins.
Media and Communications Department of Directorate for Sports and Social Projects