On Tuesday at a meeting of the Council for development of physical culture and sport, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that professional sports are supposed to earn for their needs himself. Due to lower costs regions and state-owned companies to professional sports it is necessary to increase funding of mass sport.

“That professionals can and must earn, we have said more than once”, – TASS quoted the head of state, who sent in this regard to the government to analyze the costs of state-owned companies and to make relevant proposals.

Meanwhile, Putin warned that this work should be phased, not to destroy, but rather to create.

At the Council meeting the President also ordered to solve the problem of chronic backwardness of Russian athletes for a number of Olympic sports.

According to him, held in Rio de Janeiro Olympics showed including problem areas.

“Unfortunately, in some sports – and 11 – lag has become a chronic problem. Moreover, in seven kinds of sports – and this is very much our athletes at the Olympics are generally not qualified”, – said the President of the Russian Federation.

“With all that you need certainly to carefully understand and sports Ministry and the Olympic Committee of Russia – and to take concrete measures, and management of sports federations to draw the appropriate conclusions,” he instructed the head of state.

Vladimir Putin: professional sports needs to work for your needs 11.10.2016

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