“Dear friends, I congratulate you on the 50th anniversary of the creation of the famous Sambo-70 center. For half a century, your organization has come a long way - from the district section to one of the largest and most reputable sports educational centers in the country. You are justly proud of the history of "Sambo-70", which is inextricably linked with the development of the mass movement of physical culture and sports. Pay tribute to outstanding teachers, mentors and graduates, martial arts, rhythmic gymnastics and figure skating masters. They have written many bright pages in the glorious chronicle of our country's victories at the Olympic Games, as well as the most prestigious world and European competitions. I would like to thank you for your loyalty to traditions, for your professional and creative attitude to your work. I am convinced that the center will continue to keep the bar for the quality of education, sports training,involving new young talents in its orbit, ”TASS quotes the text of the president's address.

The Sambo-70 Center was founded on September 28, 1970 by David Rudman.

13 of her students became winners and medalists of the Olympic Games.

At the moment, Sambo-70 has departments in 25 sports.

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