Physical fitness gaining popularity across regions
By Nadezhda Radionova
The new sites are part of the Minsk Region’s investment programme for 2012, with construction works already begun in Stolbtsy. Cherven and Volozhin are still preparing their architectural plans. The centres will include swimming pools, gyms and recreational facilities. Additionally, Logoisk is to have its stadium reconstructed and the construction of another is to continue in Borisov. A swimming pool is planned for Berezino.
Last year, sports centres opened in the Minsk Region’s Myadel, Berezino, Lyuban and Borisov. The facility in Myadel includes a sports hall seating 350, a gym, a fitness hall and a recreational centre with mini swimming pool. Residents of this district centre can play mini-football, volleyball, basketball and table tennis, while enjoying a range of other sporting activities — such as gymnastics. The Minsk Region hosts sportsmen of the highest level.
The state programme for rural revival and development is promoting physical fitness while encouraging rural tourism; over 2,000 sports facilities operate in the Minsk Region at present.