On October 20, the world 6v6 football championship for amateur teams came to a close in Greece. The victory in the world tournament was won by the Russian team featuring employees of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol.
The prestigious amateur tournament involved 40 national teams that had come to the Greek island of Crete from all over the world.
On September 12, a karate competition came to a close at the 12th Open All-Russian Youth Martial Arts Games in Anapa. Athletes from the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club won 15 medals at the tournament.
This year, the Youth Games, which were arranged by the Russian Union of Martial Arts, included competitions in 22 sports accredited by Russia's Sports Ministry.
On September 4–7, Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta hosted the final round of its Summer Spartakiada Games.
During three competition days, teams of employees representing 23 branches from the Komi Republic and the Arkhangelsk, Vologda and Yaroslavl Regions vied for the main prizes.
On August 21, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club held the award ceremony for the winners and participants of the Optimists of the Northern Capital. Gazprom Cup regatta – Russia's largest national children's sports tournament, which has been held since 2012 by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club and the Sailing Academy with support from Gazprom and Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg.
The four stages of the 2019 regatta series brought together both experienced athletes and beginners. The competition had five categories: Girls, Boys, Young Girls, Young Boys, and Cadets – yacht racers in the first year of their training.
On August 10–11, Novy Urengoy hosted the Nether-Polar Cross 2019 motocross championship and regional competition for the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area. The Yamburg sports and technical club of Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg was represented by five athletes in different age categories.
First prize in the Open Class (men 35 years & over) was taken by Evgeny Sklyarov, coach of the Yamburg sports and technical club, instructor at the Utility Vehicles and Special-Purpose Machinery Directorate.
On August 2, the 10th annual open track-and-field race was held to mark 49 years since the Gas Production Directorate of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg was established. Fifty-five employees and veterans of Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg together with workers from Gazprom Group companies based in the Orenburg Region and representatives of several regional companies and higher education institutions took part in the race.
The 10-kilometer run started from Comprehensive Gas Treatment Unit (CGTU) No. 6, and the finish line was set up near CGTU No. 2 where the racers laid flowers at the monument to gas production pioneers.
The Silk Way International Rally 2019 came to a close today in the city of Dunhuang, China. The gas-powered KAMAZ crew led by Sergey Kupriyanov finished among the top five in the truck category.
On July 9–14, the International Children's Games were held in the capital of Bashkortostan, bringing together over 1,500 athletes, coaches and guests from 29 countries.
The Ufa-Gazprom team delivered confident wins in 9 different sports during the international competition.
Irkutsk hosted the opening of the Silk Way International Rally 2019. Gazprom is a general partner in the project. This year, the race will traverse Russia (Eastern Siberia), Mongolia, and China.
A sports truck powered by natural gas is participating in the rally as part of the KAMAZ-Master team. The crew of the gas-fueled KAMAZ consists of Sergey Kupriyanov (pilot), Alexander Kupriyanov (navigator), and Akhmet Galyautdinov (mechanic).
On June 22, the second extreme cross-country run named At the Limit took place in the Pangody settlement (Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area), gathering 140 athletes in 35 teams from seven subsidiaries of Gazprom: Gazprom Dobycha Nadym, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, Gazprom Dobycha Yamburg, Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk, Gazprom Pererabotka, Gazprom Energo, and Novy Urengoy Gas Chemical Complex.
The specially created route stretching for about 10 kilometers included sections for cross-country running and 10 challenges.
Pupils of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club won four medals at the JKA European Championships 2019 in the eastern martial art Shotokan, which were taking place from May 25 to 26 in the Czech city of Kadan. The tournament, held under the auspices of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), gathered together karate fighters from 19 European countries.
Many teams brought their strongest athletes to the Czech Republic in order to test their abilities before the World Championships due in September. The Russian team included three fighters from Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol, who had successfully made it through the elimination rounds.
Gazprom’s Football for Friendship international children’s social programme breaks Guinness World Record
The 7th season of the Football for Friendship (F4F) international children's social programme organized by Gazprom concluded in Madrid. The final events of the project, which was carried out with support from FIFA, UEFA, and national football federations and associations, took place from May 28 through June 2 within the framework of the official programme of the UEFA Champions League Final.
The Football for Friendship World Championship – the main sports event of the 7th season – earned the programme the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title for Most Nationalities in a Football Training Session.
On May 26, a charity bike ride took place at the Spartak stadium in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk as part of the Children's Hearts social project implemented by Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Over 30 employees of the company participated in the event with their family members. Donations were collected during the registration for the ride.
The bike ride was organized for three age categories: children up to 10 years old, children up to 16 years old, and adults. The participants were to cover distances of 500 to 1,500 meters.
On May 8, the Fakel-Gazprom table tennis club from Orenburg lifted the trophy of the European Champions League for a fifth time. Two Russian clubs – Fakel-Gazprom from Orenburg and UMMC from Yekaterinburg – vied for the main prize this year.
The winner of the prestigious tournament is decided based on the results of two final matches. The first final was held on May 4 in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, Sverdlovsk Region, where the Orenburg team pulled off a character win by scoring 3–2.
From April 24 to 26, Makhachkala hosted the 9th Spartakiada Games of Gazprom Transgaz Makhachkala marking the company's 40th anniversary.
The competition involved about 300 athletes in 8 teams representing all branches and directorates of the company. The gas workers competed in team and individual sports: chess, track and field athletics, weight lifting, football, volleyball, basketball, and rope pulling. The event was held simultaneously at three sports venues: the Yelena Isinbayeva Republican Stadium, the gym halls of the Dagestan State Medical University, and the Medical Service of the company.
Figure skating competition backed by Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk held in Sakhalin Region
On April 21, a regional figure skating competition concluded at the Kristall sports school in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Region.
The event, which was supported by Gazprom Dobycha Shelf Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, drew more than 70 athletes aged between 8 and 16 from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Vladivostok, Ussuriysk, Khabarovsk, Artyom, and Kholmsk.
Fakel sports and technical club of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy emerges victorious in 2018/2019 snocross season
On April 13–14, Novy Urengoy hosted the 7th round of the 2019 Russian Snocross Championship and Tournament organized by the National Russian Motorcycle Federation. After the final round of the competition, the Fakel sports and technical club of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy was declared the winner of the Russian Snocross Championship in team standings.
Fifty snowmobile racers from Novy Urengoy, Muravlenko, Surgut, Almetyevsk and the Tyumen Region covered a track on a man-made snow surface with ramps and tight turns. The competition was held in the following classes: Juniors, Adults-Supersport A, Adults-Supersport B, and Boys.
From April 5 to 7, the Norwegian city of Stavanger hosted the 24th JKA European Championships in the eastern martial art Shotokan Karate-do. Stanislav Kiryanov, a member of the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club, made a strong showing in the competition.
The international tournament held under the auspices of the Japan Karate Association (JKA) brought together over 300 athletes from 25 European countries. One of the largest teams in the competition was the Russian team, which included Stanislav Kiryanov from the gas transmission company.
The traditional handing over of the trophy cups won in ice yacht tournaments by the Gazprom Racing Team to Georgy Fokin, Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Saint Petersburg, took place at the company's head office on April 1, 2019.
The Gazprom Racing Team, a St. Petersburg-based ice yacht crew consisting of Oleg Vasiliev, Ruslan Rudenko, Vadim Bikhler, Alexander Vostronosov and Valentina Kozlova, took the top spots in all races of the season.
On March 23–24, the finals of the Ski Jumping World Cup for ladies were held in Tchaikovsky, Perm Territory, with Gazprom as a general sponsor.
Based on qualification round results, 42 female athletes, including eight Russians, made it to the starting line. Norway's Maren Lundby won a clear lead on the HS140 hill. She secured her victory with the jumps of 128 meters and 137.5 meters. The silver went to Germany's Juliane Seyfarth, who was behind the leader by 12.9 points, while 19-year-old Nika Kriznar from Slovenia won the bronze.
On March 17, the Gazprom-Ugra futsal club won its fourth Russian Cup title in Yugorsk, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Yugra.
In the final play-off game of the Russian Cup 2018/2019, FC Gazprom-Ugra played on its home turf against FC Tyumen. After a convincing victory, Gazprom-Ugra won the main trophy based on the results of two matches.
Karate fighters from the Shotokan Transgaz Stavropol sports club made a strong showing at the 13th Russian championship in the eastern martial art Shotokan Karate-do held from March 1 to 3 in Shchelkovo, Moscow Region.
The tournament brought together over 1,500 athletes from 40 regions across the country. The Stavropol Territory was represented exclusively by the employees of Gazprom Transgaz Stavropol. The championship served as a mandatory stage in the pre-qualification process for Russia's national team prior to the international competitions in the new sports season.
From February 21 to 24, the city of Novy Urengoy hosted the annual Open Ice Hockey Tournament among adult teams for the Cup of Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy.
The ice arena of the Fakel Sports Center brought together eight teams from Orenburg, Beloyarsky, Strezhevoy, Noyabrsk, and Novy Urengoy.
On February 16, the Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk Spartakiada Games 2019 kicked off the new sports season with an opening ceremony at the Zenit sports and health complex. This year, 16 teams will vie for the cup of the Spartakiada Games in 14 sports disciplines.
The event started with a parade of athletes, more than a thousand of which are taking part in the competition this year. In a following ceremony, winners of the previous Gazprom Dobycha Noyabrsk Spartakiada Games – team captains from the Gubkinsky Gas Production Site and the Shift Worker Camp Management Directorate – raised the Russian flag.
On February 1, the Gazovik sports complex in Tatishchevo, Perevolotsky District, hosted a children’s volleyball tournament sponsored by Gazprom Dobycha Orenburg. The tournament brought together five school volleyball teams.
On February 3, the Molodost sports center in Nadym hosted the opening ceremony of the 2019–2020 season of Gazprom Dobycha Nadym’s Spartakiada Games: the 19th Employees’ Spartakiada Games, the 8th Children’s Spartakiada Games, and the 6th Executives’ Spartakiada Games.
On January 20, the ice hockey rink of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy in the city of Novy Urengoy hosted a charity event of the United Future: Good to Children program. The match, held as part of the Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy men’s ice hockey championship for teams from the company’s branches, had been initiated and supported by the company’s management and the united primary trade union organization, Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy Profsoyuz.
In his opening address, Alexander Koryakin, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Urengoy, stressed the importance of the United Future: Good to Children program, which was developed jointly by the company and the Yamine Charity Foundation at the end of last year, and also thanked all of the guests for their proactive approach in helping young residents of Novy Urengoy. In addition, Alexander Koryakin wished the hockey players good luck in the matches, and all young participants of the program big and small victories in their lives, studies and sports.