IX "Winners' Games" were held in Moscow!



The Ninth World ''Children's Games of Winners'' were held in the LFC CSKA, in Moscow. This is an international sporting event among children who have won oncological diseases. "Winners' Games" are the largest project in the world, helping to rehabilitate children who have been for months in hospitals. The main purpose is to help children to adapt again in the social environment, to learn to communicate with other children again, to overcome fear, to believe in theirself.

One of the main organizers of the playing field for table tennis is the Russian Table Tennis Federation. Start Line LLC is a permanent technical partner of the "Winners' Games" and annually provides its tennis equipment.

The ceremonial opening of the Games took place on 3-d of August. The Guests of the Games have traditionally been the stars of sports, cinema and music.
Live translation of the opening ceremony of the IX World Children's Games of Winners (look video below).

In the program of the Games of Winners there were six kinds of sports: table tennis, swimming, athletics, chess, shooting from an air rifle, football. In addition to 32 teams from Russian regions another 14 foreign delegations came to the Russian capital, including for the first time from Kyrgyzstan. Also, for the first time, there was a table tennis tournament for young people (up to 24 years old). The games were preceded by 10 regional stages - in Russia and one national - in Belarus.

All sets of medals have been played and all the presents have been handed over. In the Ceremonial Closing Ceremony the co-founders of ''Give Life'' foundation Chulpan Khamatova and Dina Korzun, Nelli Uvarova and Daria Moroz actresses, Ivan Chuikov and Pyotr Krasilov actors, two-time world champion in volleyball and Olympic medalist Ekaterina Gamova took part in and commentedeverything on the stage of the LFC CSKA. During the ceremony, footballers of the national team Artem Dzyuba, Alexander Erokhin and Igor Smolnikov turned to the guys with words of support. Then, the leader of the group "Bravo" Yevgeny Khavtan and the author of the words Vitaly Tsvetkov told how an anthem of the winners' games was created by the international team of musicians, producers and sound engineers, and the finalist of the show "The Voice" Jan Blinder performed it with the support of the children who had already memorized the words . And this evening was ended with a concert by the singer Manizha. "Winners' Games" is a unique, largest sporting event, an important rehabilitation project that helps children to believe in themselves again, overcome fear and uncertainty, set goals in life and gain strength to achieve them.
Closing Ceremony of the IX World Games of Winners. Live translation from LFK CSKA

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