Gazprom's Spartakiada Games concluded in Sochi. The closing ceremony was held yesterday at the Adler-Arena.
The team of Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk took top honors in the adult competition. Gazprom Transgaz Moscow and Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg took the second and third place, respectively.
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.
The contest involves some 3,000 athletes from 29 subsidiaries of Gazprom based in Russia and Belarus. Adults will compete in six categories – volleyball, kettlebell lifting, track-and-field athletics, swimming, chess, and football – while children's teams will only vie for prizes in the last four. A total of 180 medals will be handed out, with 23 prizes in team sports and 157 in individual sports.
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.
The fifth season of Football for Friendship was held in a new format and united participants from Europe, Asia, Africa, and South and North America. Following an open draw that took place at the start of the fifth season, young ambassadors were united into eight international Teams of Friendship and met together in St. Petersburg at the Gazprom F4F 2017 International Championship.