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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.