Athletistic / Others. Former Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin shared his opinion on the BRICS Games. Competitions are held these days in Kazan.

In 10 days of competition, the Russian team won 502 medals, including 262 gold. In second place is the Belarusian team with 55 gold medals. Despite these results, Matytsin said there was competition at the BRICS Games.

The Minister of Sports of Tatarstan spoke about the participation in the Games of the BRICS countries

“I am very happy and proud that Russia has once again offered the world of sports a new format of interaction, the BRICS interstate platform. We expected such a performance from our team. One of our goals was to giving our athletes the opportunity to participate in international competitions with worthy opponents. It worked, there is competition in almost all sports. Russian team, which once again underlines and shows our potential.

This is in no way an alternative; we don’t prove anything to anyone. This is simply a step forward in the development of our system and the new format of BRICS countries, in which we see a very great future. We are ready to work as a single team to promote formats that would allow us to build a multipolar sports world,” Matytsin was quoted as saying by TASS.