IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluparticipated in the "Sports Istanbul Stars League Promotion Program", which will bring the excitement of competition to a total of 12 child athletes in 827 different branches. İmamoğlu, who had colorful and emotional moments when meeting with little athletes, said, “It is imperative that we all contribute to the dreams of our children. If children and young people in a country can dream about the future, then we can always think good things about the future of that country, that nation. In this sense, we should all allow our children and youth to grow their dreams as they walk towards a healthy future combined with sports. Therefore, we will all ensure our future.”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu, participated in the “Little Stars Big Dreams Sports Schools Promotion Program” organized by Spor Istanbul, the subsidiary of the institution. İmamoğlu, at the event held at Cebeci Sports Complex in Sultangazi; A total of 12 children from 827 different branches came together with the athletes and their families. Meeting with the tiny athletes on the field together with Fatih Keleş, the President of the İBB Sports Club, and Renay Onur, the General Manager of Sports Istanbul, İmamoğlu was greeted with the affectionate displays of his little fellow countrymen. There were colorful and emotional moments at the meeting of İmamoğlu and the little athletes. The event, which started with a moment of silence and the singing of the National Anthem, peaked with the performance of the “Dance Academy” students. Child athletes named Alya Karagöz and Arda Kümbül accompanied İmamoğlu during the protocol lines.
"WE WANT TO GUIDE"
Emphasizing that the energy in the hall increases the motivation to work, İmamoğlu said, "Sports is an extraordinary thing that keeps people alive, connects them to life and makes them energetic." Saying, "Sports should never be missing from our lives," İmamoğlu said, "In this sense, what we deem worthy of Istanbul and the goal in the Sports Master Plan we have announced is to promise a city of 16 million people that is fit, energetic, can do sports at every moment, and can feel itself in it." … In this respect, I find today's organization very, very valuable.” Sharing the information that İBB has 43 sports facilities and 96 school gyms throughout Istanbul, İmamoğlu said, “Currently, 5 thousand athletes aged between 14-60 years were screened in these areas in one year. Our goal is to increase this number to 2022 by 120. If we increase this figure to 120 thousand, we introduce one out of every 30 children in Istanbul to different branches in sports schools. At this point, we both measure our children and try to determine their abilities. Therefore, we want to create opportunities for our children to do sports in the branches that suit them. We want to guide them,” he said.
“I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT YOU WILL BECOME A QUALITY WORLD ATHLETE”
process; Expressing that they aim to continue with scientific and rational methods, İmamoğlu shared the knowledge that he has also been involved in sports since his early ages. Saying “We all want all our children and youth to be successful both in sports and at school”, İmamoğlu said, “I; He emphasized that the word "I like the smart, agile and moral person of the athlete" will shed light on every athlete. Imamoglu said:
“You will be smart, you will study, you will fulfill your duties, you will also be agile. In other words, you will do your sports-related work in the best way. At the same time, to be moral, that is, to be a gentleman, that is, to respect each other, to love people… Therefore, when you act in accordance with the character described by sports and Atatürk; I have no doubt that you will become a very qualified, very qualified world athlete.”
“WE WILL GUARANTEE OUR FUTURE”
Addressing the parents who attended the event, İmamoğlu said, “Just before, there was Arda, who wanted to be a football player on one side of me, and Alya, who wanted to be a tennis player on the other. These dreams are very important. It is imperative that we all contribute to these dreams of our children. Indeed, if children and young people can dream about the future in a country, then we can always think good things about the future of that country, that nation. In this sense, we should all allow our children and youth to grow their dreams as they walk towards a healthy future combined with sports. You will give them that opportunity, and we will give them these good opportunities. Therefore, we will all ensure our future, in fact," he said.
“I ALREADY SEE THE OLYMPIC ATHLETES THAT WILL FROM OUR CHILDREN”
Emphasizing that there will be no losers in this process, İmamoğlu said, “Especially our children, our mothers, our fathers, our city and our nation, our Turkey. kazanhe's eating. In this respect, I already see the Olympic athletes who will emerge from these beautiful children. With our Sports Master Plan, we want an Olympic awareness and an Olympic spirit to be created in our city. Maybe we are laying a foundation, it doesn't matter who will speak here in the future. But to our Istanbul, the most beautiful city in the world, at the end of this journey, we also have the 2036 Olympic Games. kazanWe want to move the city and make Istanbul a host. We will achieve this together. Together, with all our children, we will succeed. Dear children; I wish you all success. I believe you will be very successful. I see each of you as champions. Support each other. Love each other, love education. Life will offer you many beautiful things. You will see. You will be very valuable athletes, managers and even mayors in the future of our country.
Activity; It ended with taking a group photo with the athletes who ranked in 12 different branches and trained in XNUMX different branches.
THEY WILL TASTE THE EXCITEMENT OF THE TOURNAMENT
Young talents of Istanbul come together in the “Sports Istanbul Stars League”. IMM Sports Schools, opened by Sports Istanbul for children aged 5-15 all over the city, provide sports training in 17 different branches in two-month periods throughout the year. 43 children from the 'Pre-Performance Groups' and 692 children selected from the school gyms will participate in the Sports Istanbul Stars League, studying at the IMM Sports Schools located in 135 different facilities. A total of 12 children from 827 different branches will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and experience the excitement of the tournament in the Sports Istanbul Stars League.