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On Monday 34 Russian cities will host the 2005-Russia's Ski-Track competition
On Monday 34 Russian cities will host the 2005-Russia's Ski-Track competition. Over 250,000 people all across Russia will participate in the competition, Vyacheslav Fetisov, the Head of the Russian Federal Agency of Physical Culture and Sports, said at the press-conference. According to him, the Russia's Ski-Track competition is the mostly attended athletic event in Europe. Tatyana Podorozhnaya, the director of the competition, noted that the Russia's Ski-Track was held for the first time in 1982 upon the initiative of Vitaly Smirnov, the current Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). According to her, the number of participants in the competition grows from year to year. The competition includes the following stages - three-kilometer distance for young women; five-kilometer distance for young men and women; and, ten-kilometer distance for men. Moreover, the participants will be proposed to compete on a 50-kilometer distance. It will be for the second time, when the participants will cover a symbolic distance of 2012 kilometers in support of Moscow, which competes to host the 2012-Olympics. According to Mrs. Podorozhnaya, each participant will compete for the main prize, which is a Mercedes car
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