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38% of Penza region citizens now exercise regularly

10:47 | 18.05.2015 | Sport

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Penza, 18 May 2015. PenzaNews. The portion of regularly exercising Penza region citizens reached 38%, said the region governor Vasily Bochkarev during a report on the 2014 activities of the regional government to the local Legislative Assembly on Monday, May 18 session.

38% of Penza region citizens now exercise regularly

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“The region is leading in the Russian Federation in terms of development of material base for physical education and sports that allows holding country-wide and international competitions. Last year, we opened a football field with artificial turf, a swimming pool, a martial arts palace. A year ago, we began constructing two more swimming pools, in Neverkino and Zarechny. One more in ‘Sputnik’ so three overall. The opening of a new track for active sports in Akhuny is scheduled for this week,” said the head of the region.

To attract people of all ages to sports, the officials helped organize various sports campaigns in 2014, such as “Winter Fun,” “Pull Up,” “Exercising with the Champion” and others, which encompassed over 400,000 people, he added.

“We tested a GTO physical test complex in 2014: over 7,000 people took part in the test,” said Vasily Bochkarev.

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