Kids 8-10 years old don’t have the right to participate in the fighting in the tournament in mixed martial arts (MMA) Grand Prix in Grozny Akhmat, reported in a press release of the Ministry of sports of Russia: “In the demonstrations in the framework of this event was attended by children aged 8-10 years, which is a violation of the rules of the sport “mixed martial arts (MMA)”.

In addition, it appeared that the tournament was not an official sports competition, as has not been agreed with the Ministry of sports of Russia and the Russian public organization “Union of the mixed fighting single combats of MMA of Russia” and was absent in the Unified calendar plan of interregional, all-Russian and international physical culture events and sport events in 2016. Moreover, this event was not included into the Calendar plan of sport competitions and athletic events in the Chechen Republic.

The Deputy Minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov said that his Department has “no authority to punish” those who organized the tournament in Grozny, reports “R-Sport”.

To prevent such irregularities in the conduct of sporting events in Chechnya, it was decided to recommend to the regional MST continue to conform them to the Ministry of sports and national sports federations.

Also the Ministry of sports further directed the heads of higher Executive bodies of state power of subjects of the Russian Federation and all-Russian sports federations reminder letters about the inadmissibility of sporting events without taking into account the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation in the sphere of physical culture and sports, paying particular attention to the observance of the minimum age of participants of competitions.

October 4 in Grozny passed tournament on the mixed single combats Grand Prix Akhmat-2016. In addition to adults, the competition was attended by children, including three sons of Kadyrov. They won the fights one of the fights ended with a knockout.

The President of the Union of mixed martial arts (MMA) Fedor Emelianenko next day, October 5, said that children 12 years old and not even allowed in the room as the audience. “But there are kids who are eight years old, punching each other in the eyes of joyful adults,” he wrote on Instagram. After that Kadyrov’s supporters started harassing Emelianenko in social networks. Later, Kadyrov called for them to stop the attacks.

In the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation stated that it would study the incident. “We will deal with this situation, ask for information about it,” – said the Deputy Minister of sports of Russia Pavel Kolobkov.

The Kremlin is urged to investigate children’s participation in the tournament in mixed martial arts. “If it was on TV, if true, probably, nokautiroval child, and even live, is a reason that the relevant Supervisory authorities interested in this event,” – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

A few days after the scandal with the fighting man assaulted the daughter of Fedor Emelianenko. At the moment 16-year-old athlete was discharged from the hospital. Police investigation: according to police, the perpetrator was the one to find it is only a matter of time. Also the head of the inquiry GU MVD in Moscow, Pavel Milovanov said that the assailant – a man of Slavic appearance. Earlier a criminal case was instituted under article 116 of the criminal code (assault) into the incident.

According to the rules of the competition under the auspices of the MMA Union of Russia fights is only permitted to children from the age of 12. In the age groups 12-13, 14-15 and 16-17 years old athletes must be dressed in a special form and use protective gear.



The Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation recognized the children’s participation in the tournament MMA in Grozny against the rules 19.10.2016

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