Construction of a new Judo Sports Palace, which will bear the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin, starts in Grozny, the capital city of Chechnya. The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, took part in a groundbreaking ceremony, Interfax news agency reports.
“In recognition of great services of President Vladimir Putin in judo development, the Palace was named after him,” noted Ramzan Kadyrov. The head of the Republic addressed the sportsmen present at the ceremony, wishing them to become champions at 2020 Olympic Games.
“It's necessary to work hard and to train a lot, then one won’t have to look for pretext for the failure. Those deserving always win,” said Kadyrov.
The facility is capable to host several thousand of spectators and will have training rooms, as well as a hotel for one hundred beds.