Channel One launched an action with virtual support at the Russian Cup in Sochi
Competitions due to coronavirus will be held without spectators in the stands.
“Athletes perform in front of empty stands. Without the support of spectators and fans. We invite all spectators, fans and figure skating fans to fix it! Support athletes and coaches right from the stands - and become virtual fans!
How? You can record a video or take a photo with a poster, upload a video or a photo with the hashtag #хочунакубок (EDITED - thanks to ice coverage), upload a video or photo on your page or in the comments.
During the competition at the Ice Arenas, we will install video screens on which your photos and videos with posters will be displayed. Athletes and coaches will see you, feel your energy, and you can visit the stands and see yourself during a live broadcast - on the air of Channel One or on the website.
We will not only show your videos and photos on the podium, but also the most active of you will receive tickets for the next competition with spectators, autographs of your favorite athletes and mementos. City and country of residence do not matter, everyone can become a virtual fan! The next competition is already on October 23rd, we are waiting for your photos and videos! " - said in the message of the First Channel.
The action on Instagram was supported by many figure skaters: Evgenia Medvedeva, Anna Shcherbakova, Alexey Yagudin, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva and others.
The third stage of the Russian Cup in Sochi will take place from 23 to 27 October.
Source: https://www.sports.ru/figure-skatin...s-virtualnym-boleniem-na-etape-kubka-ros.html via Google Translate