A Russian Bouleodrome in the making

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2003-03-04




In Russia this winter may seem the coldest and the longest in the life for those who became the Petanque lover last year summer. The snow and freezing cold, that are appreciated by skiers and fans of the other winter kinds of sport, do not suit at all to this game that came from the south of France




By Tatiana Preobrazhenskaya of www.petanque.ru.
The basketball or tennis sport territories and even the athletics maneges are not OK, because of the necessity of the special grunt coverage, and still there are no special bouledromes in Russia.



But the situation changes! Last week The reconstruction began in one of the Sport complex Luzniki halls. This complex is considered the best in Russia. It was built for the Olimpic games of the 1980 and It still remains the most well known and favorite place, where the sportsmen gather. The goal is to create the first bouledrome in Russia. This may seem fantastic, but the first games in the hall that You see in the picture are to be held in April…

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