Anniversary Winter Spartakiada Games of Gazprom close
Yekaterinburg hosted a closing ceremony of the 10th Anniversary Adult Winter Spartakiada Games and the 5th Anniversary Children's Winter Spartakiada Games of Gazprom. Participants and guests of the competitions were welcomed by Elena Kasyan, Head of the Personnel Management Department and Head of the Gazprom Spartakiada Games Steering Committee, Vladimir Vlasov, First Deputy Chairman of the Sverdlovsk Region Government and David Gaidt, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg.
“I am sure that there are no losers at our Spartakiada Games. All who participated in them are already winners,” said David Gaidt at the closing ceremony.
The Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg team became the winners in the team event of the 10th Adult Winter Spartakiada Games. The Gazprom Transgaz Surgut team were the runners-up and Gazprom Transgaz Moscow took the third prize.
Following the results of the 5th Children's Winter Spartakiada Games, the gold in the team event was won by young athletes from Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk. The Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk team won the silver and the Gazprom Transgaz Moscow team were awarded bronze medals.
Gazprom annually holds Winter and Summer Spartakiada Games, which are subdivided into Adult and Children's ones. The events take place in cities of Gazprom's subsidiaries. The Spartakiada Games are held for the employees of Gazprom's subsidiaries and organizations, as well as for children active in sports clubs of Gazprom's subsidiaries. Members of Russian national teams, participants of zonal competitions, national official events and championships as well as European events and championships, and Olympic Games are not permitted to take place in the competitions.
The main aims of Gazprom's Spartakiada Games are establishing a healthy lifestyle, strengthening the physical and intellectual abilities of Gazprom's employees and their children, maintaining sports traditions and bounds, as well as sharing the experience in physical training and mass sports.
20 adult and 11 children's teams from 22 subsidiaries of Gazprom took part in the 10th Adult and the 5th Children's Winter Spartakiada Games of Gazprom in Yekaterinburg.