Minister Matytsin called professional sports do not count on state support
assist professional sports, affected by the pandemic coronavirus, is not a priority program of government support. State support in the field of sports in the first place will be schools and coaches. On Friday, during an online conference said the Minister of sport of the Russian Federation Oleg Matytsin.
“I Understand that professional sports and commercial projects suffered, – quotes matytsina TASS. But we need to understand measures of state support should be directed to the social sphere – sports schools, government organizations, training teams. Hate to say it, but professional sports will not be a priority. The government is not planning to Fund professional sports in those volumes in which he suffered losses.”
the Minister noted that the leaders of the commercial projects may apply for assistance to offset the losses, but the task of the Ministry of sports to ensure the protection of public institutions and trainers.
“With unconditional respect for professional sport leagues we are unable to take on commitments that had never been the area of our responsibility. At the regional level we know some of them allocated funds to support sports clubs. But we see examples of how because of the crisis there is a revision of priorities,” he said.
According to Matytsin, the Ministry is ready to immediately restore the competition calendar as soon as the President will announce the end of the pandemic. Only togYes, it will be possible to assess the extent of impact on the sports industry.