Gazprom’s Spartakiada Games concluded in Sochi. The closing ceremony was held yesterday at the Adler-Arena.
The opening ceremony for Gazprom’s Spartakiada Games was held at the Adler-Arena in Sochi. The event was attended by Sergey Khomyakov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Igor Tkachenko, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Krasnodar, and Alexander Voloshin, Minister of the Fuel and Energy Complex and Housing and Utilities Sector of the Krasnodar Region.
St. Petersburg hosts Fifth Football for Friendship 2017 International Children’s Forum featuring young participants from 64 countries
Gazprom Football for Friendship 2017 International Children’s Forum organized by Gazprom, Official Partner of FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, was held in St. Petersburg. The event was attended by more than 1,000 guests from 64 countries all over the world. Young participants of different genders, ethnic origins and physical capacities, journalists representing top international mass media, football stars, Olympic and Paralympic champions, FIFA legends, top management of FIFA, the Russian Olympic Committee and international children’s charity funds, and the heads of football federations took part in the Forum. The main values of the programme are peace, equality and a healthy lifestyle.
Gazprom Pererabotka’s employee Maria Karlova won a gold medal in the World Diamond Cup, an international kickboxing tournament, held from September 21 through 26 in Anapa under the auspices of the World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO) and the Russian Kickboxing Federation.
On September 5, 2016, young tennis player Vladislav Bannikov was honored in Orenburg for winning the 12th EuroMiniChamp’s table tennis competition in the mini cadet boys category.
The round-robin (all-play-all) tournament pitted the home players – the Fakel Sports School for Children and Youth – against such teams as Khrizotil (Asbest), Foton (Yekaterinburg), and Belye Volki (Revda).
Russia's reigning champion, FC Gazprom-UGRA, confirmed its status at an international level. Russia won the UEFA Cup eight years after its last victory.
On March 2–4, 2016, Gazprom's Mountain Tourist Center hosted the Krasnaya Polyana. Starts of Hopes (Starty Nadezhd) competition, the annual all-Russian children's skiing contest. This year, 90 young athletes from different Russian regions vied for the main prize.
The Gazprom-RusVelo team unites young cyclists from across Russia.
On April 29, 2015 the 9th International KHL Youth Ice Hockey Tournament – Gazprom Neft Cup ended up in Omsk. The cup was taken away by Dinamo (Moscow), which won Superfinal against Avangard Omsk, the score was 4 to 0.
The final Canadian hockey men’s teams game of the II Open Championship of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy took place on March 13, 2015, at the ice rink of the Fakel Sports Center. This year the II Open Championship was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.
Qualifying matches of the first round of the Europe/Africa Zone of Davis Cup took place in Novy Urengoy between March 6 and 8. Men’s national teams of Russia and Denmark met at the court of the Health and Sports Center of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg.
From October 16 to 19, 2014 the Olymp Stadium of Sukhodol settlement, Sergievsk District, Samara Region hosted the 15th annual football tournament of youth teams for the Lev Yashin Cup.
We’re Same as Everyone! Spartakiada Games held in Sakhalin with assistance of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk
Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk provided assistance in holding the We’re Same as Everyone! Spartakiada Games for physically challenged children, organized by the Sakhalin Region Ministry of Social Protection.
Forty children from 6 to 17 years old from the Kirovskoye orphanage (Tymovskoye District) and the Preodoleniye social rehabilitation center (Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk) took part in the event held in the Chaika medical & social rehabilitation center in Pionery village, Kholmsk District.
On September 10 Klintsy (Bryansk Region) hosted an opening ceremony of an ice palace constructed under the Gazprom for Children program. Gazprom Transgaz Moscow acted as the building contractor of the new sports facility.
The ice palace with the total area of 3,317.67 square meters is designed for training and local competitions in ice hockey, figure skating as well as popular (mass) skating.
Four sports grounds constructed under the Gazprom for Children program opened at once on September 1 and 2 in Ryazan schools. The representatives of the Regional and Municipal Administrations as well as famous Ryazan athletes took part in the ceremonies.
These sports grounds provide an opportunity for playing tennis, basketball or streetball, volleyball, futsal, handball, hockey. They have an eco-friendly hardwearing surface manufactured in compliance with the most cutting-edge technologies, which is quick to dry after rain, freeze-resistant and may be easily transformed into a skating rink in winter.
Sports ground constructed in Chesnokovka settlement of Orenburg Region under Gazprom for Children program
September 4 saw the opening of a versatile sports ground constructed under the Gazprom for Children program in Chesnokovka settlement of the Perevolotsk District, Orenburg Region.
A versatile hockey court with artificial surface situated at the Chesnokovka secondary school premises is designed for playing hockey, futsal, volleyball, basketball, handball and tennis.
The sports & recreation complex will include a 50 meter Olympic swimming pool, a versatile gym, a hall of martial arts as well as training grounds. Both amateur and professional athletes, children and adults will be able to comfortably train in the complex.
The opening ceremony of a versatile sports ground constructed under the Gazprom for Children program took place in school No. 3 of Kumertau on August 25.
Within the Gazprom for Children target program, Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol opened five children’s sports grounds in Ptichye village, Ryzdvyany settlement as well as Baklanovskaya, Novotroitskaya and Kamennobrodskaya settlements of the Stavropol Territory.
For the young residents of these localities the new sports facilities became yet another present from gas workers who take active part in developing social and sports infrastructure across the region. Outdoor sports grounds are modern versatile facilities, including the volleyball and basketball courts, parallel bars, horizontal bars and the jungle gym for the youngest athletes.
The decisive match of the European Champions League in table tennis was held between the Russian Fakel Gazproma club and French Pontoise-Cergy at the Russian Table Tennis Center on May 31.
As Ronald Kramer, President of the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU) stressed at the medal ceremony, “the game was stunningly intense and beautiful.”
From May 23 to 25 Samara hosted the Volga Federal District Basketball Championship among men’s amateur teams. Taking part in the competitions were sportsmen from Samara, Tolyatti, Saratov, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Penza, Kirov, Almetyevsk. Not only did the Gazprom Transgaz Samara basketball team defend the company’s honor, but also represented the Samara Region as the winner of the regional competitions.
Gazprom brings together hundreds of children from different countries at second Football for Friendship forum
On May 24, 2014 Lisbon hosted the second International Children's Forum organized within the Football for Friendship global social project of Gazprom. The event was attended by over 450 children and teenagers from 16 European countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UK.
On May 17 Novy Urengoy hosted the 5th Regular Open International Kumite Kyokushin Championship Yamburg Cup – Yamal 2014. The competition took place in the sports and recreation complex of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg. The company organized the tournament jointly with the International Federation of Karate (IFK), Kyokushin.
80 athletes from 15 countries, namely Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Turkmenistan, the UK and Uzbekistan came to compete for the champion title. Andrey Bura, Chairman of the Russian Kyokushin Federation was the chief referee of the competition. Alexey Shepelev, Alexey Gorokhov, Felix Anisimov, Vasily Bogushov, Dmitry Savelyev, Evgeny Yermolin, Jansen Conchita were the referees on tatami. IFK President Steve Arneil and IFK Vice President David Pickthall were the honorary guests of the Championship.
On April 5 Pangody hosted a car race for the Gazprom Dobycha Nadym Cup.
The competitions were held for three vehicle classes: customized VAZ 2108 and VAZ 2109 cars with two-wheel drives and up to 1,600 cubic centimeters displacement (A-1,600), the same car models in standard arrangement (D2N) and four-wheel drives UAZs (T1–2500).
As part of the Gazprom for Children program, the 9th Pavlovskaya Raketka Children and Youth Table Tennis Tournament for the prizes of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg took place on March 28 in the Helios sports complex of Pavlovka settlement, Orenburg District, Orenburg Region.
Taking part in the competition were 140 young athletes from 7 to 18 years old from towns and villages of the Region. Trainees of the sports school under the Russian Table Tennis Center and Children and Youth Sports School No. 3 represented Orenburg at the Tournament.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hosted the 15th International Ski Marathon in tribute to Igor Farkhutdinov, former Governor of the Sakhalin Region. Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk was the general sponsor of the event for the second year in a row.
About three hundred people participated in the marathon: ski lovers from the Sakhalin Island, the Far East and other Russian regions covered the distance of 30 kilometers.
The fighters of the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan Club won eight gold medals in the Shotokan Karate-Do Championship, Competition and the Russian National Shotokan Karate-Do Games in Moscow.
Taking part in the tournaments were about a thousand karate fighters from over 50 Russian regions. The athletes competed for a place in the Russian national team taking part in the major international competitions of the season.
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.
Gazprom Dobycha Nadym took part in holding the 19th Open Traditional Reindeer Herders’ Competitions in Nadym for the cup of Yamal’s Governor. The company provided financial and organizational support and prepared a special prize.
Over 160 reindeer herders participated in the event. They competed in triple national jumps, stick pulling, vaults over sleds, skiing relay and tynyan throwing onto a khorey (throwing a lasso onto a wooden pole).
On March 2 the Uralochka competitive sports center of Yekaterinburg hosted a festive opening of Gazprom's Winter Spartakiada Games.
The ceremony was introduced with a theatrical show about the history of Yekaterinburg, capital of the Middle Urals. After the show, 20 adult and 11 children's teams from 22 Gazprom's subsidiaries took part in a festive parade.
On December 24, the day the Olympic Torch arrived in the Samara Region, the opening ceremony of the Olymp sports complex took place in Samara.
The sports complex is built as part of the Gazprom for Children program. It is designed for team sports such as futsal, volleyball, basketball as well as body-building. The competition hall can accommodate 147 spectators and is wheelchair accessible. Also, there are two gyms, coaching staff’s rooms and changing rooms.
The employees of the Sakhalin branch of Gazprom Transgaz Tomsk jointly with their colleagues from Gazprom’s subsidiaries and the representative office in the Sakhalin Region held the Happy Day charity campaign in the Kristall sports palace for the children from the orphanage of Pravda settlement and the social rehabilitation center of Uglezavodsk. The event was held involving the personal funds raised by the gasmen.
The Happy Day continued in the tour around the Kristall sports palace after which each child was presented with a soccer ball with Olympic branding and sweet New Year gifts.
Record-setting performance by karate fighters of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan Club in Portugal
The 28th European Shotokan Karate-Do Championship and the 28th Old World Shotokan Karate-Do Championship finished in Povoa de Varzim in Portugal, where the fighters of the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan Club, members of the Russian national team, won five gold medals.
Taking part in the tournaments held under the auspices of the European Shotokan Karate-Do Association (ESKA) were 522 strongest athletes from 20 European countries. With the direct involvement of the company’s karate fighters, the Russian team set a new record: for the first time a single country won at the Old World Championship and the European Championship all three team kumites among adults, juniors and cadets. No other country has ever shown such a high result before.
13th Traditional International Boxing Tournament in tribute to Vladislav Strizhov finishes in Nadym on November 26
This year the competition brought together 148 sportsmen from Israel, the USA, Serbia, Spain, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Lithuania and Kyrgyzstan.
32 gold, 32 silver and 64 bronze medals were awarded. All the winners got prizes and souvenirs from the sponsor – Gazprom Dobycha Nadym. The Best Boxer of the Tournament title went to Nazhmudin Shamsudinov (Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Area). The company’s Director General Sergey Menshikov awarded him the special prize.
Yakutsk hosted an opening ceremony of the Sterkh versatile sports complex constructed under the auspices of Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk within the Gazprom for Children target program.
The new sports facility is comprised of a two-storey administrative building and a gym with an extensible grandstand admitting 500 spectators. It cost RUB 190 million to construct the facility with the area exceeding 2,500 square meters.
Dmitry Kulikov, a trainee of the Children and Youth Sports School of the Gazovik Cultural and Sports Palace is the first Orenburg citizen to have become the Judo Champion of Russia.
On his way to the finals the Orenburg citizen came out victorious 4 times. In the decisive battle Kulikov faced Roman Gorshenin from Izhevsk who had previously overcame Ervand Mgdsyan, 2012 Champion of Russia. During the third minute of the finals Dmitry Kulikov executed a throw for Ippon, thus gaining a flawless victory.
On October 4, 2013 the employees of Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (Kazakhstan) took part in the Aksai – Orenburg bike ride.
The autumn bike ride was a return one. From June 20 to 21 the Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg team cycled across the Orenburg and West Kazakhstan regions dedicating the ride to the 45th anniversary of their company.
As part of the All-Russian Running Day, the Nation’s Cross-Country Race wide-scale competition took place on September 22 in the Dedurovka settlement of the Orenburg District and the Perevolotsky settlement of the Perevolotsk District, Orenburg Region.
This sports celebration is organized every year by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg jointly with the authorities of the Orenburg and Perevolotsk Districts, Orenburg Region.
All in all, over six thousand employees of the companies affiliated to Gazprom in Orenburzhye non-commercial partnership as well as the population of rural areas entered the Race.
Russia’s Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy awarded the Russian Master of Sports of International Class in Oriental Martial Arts titles to karate fighters of the Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan sports club.
Vladislav Ivanov, Mkhitar Mkhitaryan, Islam Nagoev and Sergey Umrikhin, repeat winners and awardees of prestigious Russian and international tournaments became the honorary title holders.
Gazovik Cultural and Sports Complex inaugurated by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg in Tatishchevo settlement of Perevolotsk District, Orenburg Region
The Gazovik Cultural and Sports Center was inaugurated on September 10 in the Tatishchevo settlement of the Perevolotsk District, Orenburg Region. It was constructed by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg under the Gazprom for Children program. This Center will be the main venue for sporting activities of the Tatishchevo settlement as well as the nearby settlements of Zubochistka, Zubochistka-2, Rodnichny Dol and Chesnokovka. In this way, about 500 schoolchildren will take part in District-wide sporting events.
“Owing to the Gazprom for Children program, young citizens of the Orenburg Region have a chance to exercise in comfortable conditions,” stressed Sergey Ivanov, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg. “They may not necessarily become Olympic champions, but they will surely grow up healthy people.”
Kazan hosted a solemn opening ceremony of the 10th Adult Summer Spartakiada Games and the 5th Children’s Summer Spartakiada Games of Gazprom. Taking part in the event were over 2.5 thousand athletes representing 25 adult and 17 children’s teams from Gazprom’s 29 subsidiaries.
The Gazprom Swan European Regatta featuring 40 crews on Swan yachts from seven largest European countries ended at Cowes (UK).
As part of the Regatta, the first Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship took place. The crew of Vladimir Lyubomirov, skipper of Russian yacht Bronenosec, Commodore of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club took the title of World Champions by winning 6 races out of 12. The team is sponsored by Gazprom.
The first Football for Friendship International Children's Forum organized by Gazprom within the Company's eponymous social project was rounded off today at the Gazprom headquarters.
The meeting was led by Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Director General of Gazprom Export and Franz Beckenbauer, an official ambassador for the project. They pointed out that Gazprom would continue implementing Football for Friendship.
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg, Shamil Tarpischev, President of the Russian Tennis Federation as well as famous tennis players: Elena Dementieva, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Marat Safin and Martina Hingis took part today in St. Petersburg in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Lakhta Tennis Club.
“Another event is the start of the Tennis Academy construction. Gazprom and the Administration of St. Petersburg decided to revive the tennis traditions in Lakhta. Gazprom is a socially responsible Company and it will help train new world-class tennis players,” said Alexey Miller.
On June 9–14 Velikiye Luki hosted the 18th International Balloon Meet. For the third time Gazprom acted as the general sponsor of this annual event.
Nearly 50 balloon pilots from Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine came to the town of Velikiye Luki to take part in the Meet. They competed for winning several prizes, namely the International Cup of Friendship, golden medals of the Women’s Championship of Russia (national competition), the Cup of Russia (national competition), the Cup of Velikiye Luki (international competition among repeat participants) and the Cup of Princess Olga.
London hosted today the first International Children's Forum organized within the Football for Friendship social project of Gazprom.
Taking part in the Forum were 31 children's and youth football teams from eight countries: Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Serbia, Slovenia and the UK. Franz Beckenbauer, International Ambassador for the Football for Friendship project also took part in the event.
On April 26 Fakel Gazproma club won in Orenburg its second consecutive European Champions League Cup in table tennis. In the final match the Russian team competed with French Chartres.
A total of twelve teams fought for the Cup. At the group stage Fakel Gazproma competed with German Saarbrucken and French Hennebont. Having beaten their adversaries, the sportsmen from Orenburg advanced to the quarter-final as the group winners. Fakel Gazproma’s victory over German Liebherr Ochsenhausen got them into the semi-final where the Orenburg table tennis players won the match against French Pontoise-Cergy.
In early 2013 the Lider sports and recreation center built under the auspices of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg was inaugurated in the Kholm-Zhirkovsky settlement of the Smolensk Region.
The two-storey sports and recreation center includes a multi-purpose gym for sports activities, dancing and competitions, a weight room equipped with cardio-vascular and press machines, an aerobics room, a 60x30 meters open hockey rink, as well as a health and leisure area with a swimming pool, a sauna, massage and medical rooms.
Gazprom as the official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League launched the Football for Friendship international social project in the framework of the Gazprom for Children global program. The project is aimed at using love of sport to instill modern values in the younger generation, namely, respect for other cultures and nationalities, equality, as well as interest in a healthy lifestyle.
Children's and youth football teams from eight European countries: the UK, Germany, Russia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia and Greece will take part in the project. A total of four groups will be made up of boys and girls between 10 and 16 years old.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hosted the inauguration of the Kristall Ice Palace built under the auspices of Gazprom.
The Kristall Ice Palace comprises a 60 by 30 meter ice arena, a grandstand admitting 1,526 spectators, aerobic halls and multi-purpose sports halls. Kristall is designed for holding ice shows and concerts.
Taking part in the competitions were 27 teams from Omsk, Nizhnevartovsk, Surgut, Nefteyugansk, Novy Urengoy, Nadym and Pangody settlement.
The competitions were held in T1 class comprising 4×4 four-wheeled off-road vehicles produced in Russia and having the engine size of up to 3,000 cubic centimeters as well as in A-1600 class made up of front-drive cars with the engine size of up to 1,600 cubic centimeters.
Orenburg hosted today a ceremonial opening of the Russian Table Tennis Center built within the Gazprom for Children program. Taking part in the event were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Yuri Berg, Governor of the Orenburg Region.
On March 27 Slavyansk-on-Kuban hosted an open futsal tournament among trainees of football schools. 8 teams comprised of young sportsmen from 12 to 14 years old entered the competition for the grand prize. The footballers played 11 matches in the course of which the Slavyanski Football Club team took the first place. In the end of the sports celebration gas workers congratulated the children on the start of spring vacations and awarded them cups and medals.
In the run-up to 22nd Winter Olympic Games a series of trial competitions took place at the Integrated Biathlon and Ski Complex of Gazprom, including the Biathlon World Cup round, Russian Cross-Country Skiing Championship as well as the Russian Championship and the final round of the Paralympic Cross-Country Skiing and Biathlon World Cup among athletes with orthopedic and visual impairment.
On December 24, 2012 Lomonosov hosted a festive opening of the health and fitness center built as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
The new sports facility is designed for a variety of sports activities. In particular, it has a multi-purpose gym with equipment for futsal, handball, basketball and volleyball, aerobic and weight rooms, as well as Lomonosovo's first large 25 meter swimming pool.
The last stage of the offshore Baltic Nord Stream Race has finished on October 26, 2012. Taking part in the race were five teams – from Russia, the European Union, France, Germany and the Netherlands. According to the results of the Race, the Russian team led by Vladimir Lyubomirov, Commodore of the Saint Petersburg Yacht Club on the Bronenosets yacht won the first prize. The team is sponsored by Gazprom Group.
Alexey Miller: Avangard Hockey Academy will considerably enhance training possibilities for the national team reserve squad
Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Viktor Nazarov, Governor of the Omsk Region took on October 24, 2012 in the groundbreaking ceremony for the Avangard Hockey Academy sports complex in Omsk.
“In May we promised that in the nearest future Gazprom would start the construction of several sports complexes in Omsk. We keep our promise. Our first step is the start of the Avangard Hockey Academy construction,” Alexey Miller said.
The Morki urban settlement of the Mari El Republic hosted a festive opening of the Olymp health and fitness center on October 17, 2012. Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod built the center as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
The opening ceremony was attended by Vyacheslav Yugai, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Nizhny Novgorod, Vladimir Chumakov, Minister of Physical Training, Sports and Tourism of the Mari El Republic and Roman Bersenev, Chief Federal Inspector of the Mari El Republic.
On May 2012, prior to Victory Day two children’s and youth tournaments took place in Orenburg. The sports events were dedicated to veterans of the national gas industry, former heads of Orenburggazprom: a football competition was held in memory of Vasily Nikolaev and a judo competition – Yury Vysheslavtsev, Hero of Socialist Labor. Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg organized the tournaments.
The Fakel stadium hosted matches between 12 sports teams from the Orenburg and Samara Oblasts, Bashkortostan and Kazakhstan.
Gazprom Torch table tennis club (Orenburg) has become the champion of Russia for the fifth time.
On April 28, 2012 Yekaterinburg hosted the final round of the national championship among men's table tennis teams. Russia's top eight clubs of the Premiere League fought for medals.
The Orenburg club took a lead during the eight-month national table tennis “marathon”. Finally, they confirmed their title of Russia's best table tennis club by winning the 2 points required defeat the Urals Mining & Metallurgical Company team from Verkhnaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk Oblast.
Between April 5 and 8 , 2012 the Ice Arena of Rostoshi settlement (Orenburg) hosted the All-Russian Ice Hockey Tournament for the prizes of Anatoly Zibarev – Hero of Socialist Labor, veteran of the gas industry. The tournament was arranged by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
Taking part in the games were more than 100 children born in 2000 and representing 6 teams from Yekaterinburg, Orenburg, Perm, Samara, Ufa and Novosergievka regional center in the Orenburg Oblast.
The capital of the Czech Republic hosted the European Karate Cup in the beginning of April 2012. Ivan Kiryanov, member of the Russian national team from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol Shotokan Club became the winner in the team tournaments. The sportsman had a clear lead and won every fight bringing the national team on top – as a result, the Russian team took the first place.
Novy Urengoy hosted the 3rd final round of the Russian Snowcross Championship and the National Snowcross Competition between April 7 and 8, 2012.
50 snowmobile racers came from Kirov, Megion, Nadym, Nefteyugansk, Novy Urengoy, Samara, Saint Petersburg, Strezhevoy, Surgut, Tyumen and Yaroslavl to take part in the final tournaments.
On April 7, 2012 the Pangody settlement hosted the Gazprom Dobycha Nadym Cup Car Racing Competitions. The competitions were held in T1 class comprising 4x4 four-wheeled off-road vehicles produced in Russia and having the engine size of up to 3,000 cubic centimeters as well as in A-1600 class made up of front-drive cars with the engine size of up to 1,600 cubic centimeters.
9th Adult Winter Spartakiada Games and 4th Children’s Winter Spartakiada Games of Gazprom opened in Yekaterinburg
In February 2012 Yekaterinburg hosted a festive opening of the 9th Adult Winter Spartakiada Games and the 4th Children’s Winter Spartakiada Games of Gazprom. The event brought together 24 adult and 13 children’s teams from Gazprom’s subsidiaries.
On February 10 the Gornozavodsk city, Perm Krai hosted a festive opening of the Olympia sports and recreation complex built at Gazprom Transgaz Tchaikovsky’s expense as part of the Gazprom for Children program.
In November 15–25, 2011 Moscow hosted the 6th Tal Memorial, a traditional Grand Master tournament. The Russian Chess Federation, sponsored by Gazprom.
Anapa hosted a festive opening of the 4th Summer Children's Spartakiada Games of Gazprom.
The Spartakiada Games brought together teams from 20 subsidiary companies and organizations of Gazprom.They will compete in four kinds of sports: track and field athletics, swimming, table tennis and foosball. The total number of the Spartakiada Games participants and guests exceeds 1,000 people.
Krasnoselsky, Frunzensky, Petrodvortsovy, Kalininsky, and Primorsky Districts of St. Petersburg and Kronshtadt hosted the opening of sports and recreation complexes (SRC) built as part of the Gazprom to Children program.
Today the Start stadium in Saransk hosted the Opening Ceremony for the Gazprom's 9th Summer Spartakiada Games. 30 Gazprom's subsidiary companies and organizations will compete during the Spartakiada Games.
As football to the English and hockey to the Canadians, so is rhythmic gymnastics to the Russians – an object of national pride. Russian female rhythmic gymnasts have been traditionally considered one of the most prominent athletes in World Championships and Olympic Games. Beginning from 2002 Gazprom has been the primary sponsor of the All-Russian Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Russia cherishes deep-rooted traditions in biathlon and Gazprom actively assists this sport development: since 2007 the Company has been arranging and sponsoring the International Biathlon Competition for the Prize in memory of the Russian Honored Coach Vitaly Fatyanov.
On July 15, 2011 the Pikalevo town of the Boksitogorsky District (Leningrad Oblast) hosted inauguration of the Leader sports and health complex constructed by Gazprom transgaz Saint Petersburg as part of the Gazprom to Children program.
Revival of interest in sports is largely associated with the success of our sportsmen in major international competitions especially in such popular kinds of sports as football and hockey. This is why Gazprom nowadays sponsors the leading Russian hockey clubs: SKA Saint Petersburg and Avangard Omsk.
The Zenit football club being sponsored by Gazprom for several years is among Russia’s best teams nowadays.
On April 25–28, 2013 Omsk will host the 7th International KHL Tournament among Children's Hockey Teams – Gazprom Neft Cup involving 16. Set up seven years ago as a competition of children’s hockey teams from where Gazprom Group is present, Gazprom Neft Cup has nowadays turned into Europe’s largest children’s tournament.
In December 2010 Tomsk hosted the opening of a track and field facility. Construction of the facility lasted two years – from September 2008 through December 2010. The track and field facility worth RUB 713 million was built at Gazprom’s expense. Over the recent years Gazprom has opened more than 600 sports facilities throughout Russia. The track and field facility in Tomsk is the largest and the most versatile of them.
Between November 28 and December 1, 2010 Nadym hosted the 10th traditional International Youth Boxing Tournament dedicated to the memory of Vladislav Strizhov, the first Director General of Gazprom dobycha Nadym.
Helios sports center opened in Orenburg District
The Helios sports center was built as part of the Gazprom to Children program. The construction costs equaled RUB 238 million. Between 2007 and 2009 a total of 30 social facilities were built and reconstructed in the Orenburg region as part of the Gazprom to Children program.
With a view to promote its brand in the foreign market, Gazprom became in 2010 the general sponsor of Crvena Zvezda (Red Star), a Serbian football club with a rich history. The sponsorship support also stipulates building up reserves to finance the club’s youth team.
Between 18 and 23 April 2010 the Moscow – Saint Petersburg bike ride took place in honor of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. The event supporters were the Board of Guardians of the Russian Bicycle Sports Federation, Gazprom, Russian Technologies State Corporation and ITERA International Group.
Germany is a large consumer of Russian gas and a long-standing partner of Gazprom. Beginning from 2007 Gazprom has been a sponsor of the most popular Bundesliga club – FC Schalke 04. Thanks to the established partnership, the logo of Gazprom may be seen now on the sporting gear of Schalke football players.
After a six-year break, the International Football Tournament among gas companies was held on May 24–27 in Tula on the initiative of Gazprom and with the assistance of foreign partners.