Monday, November 12, 2018

Gazprom hosts 9th Adult Winter Spartakiada Games

Gazprom OAO hosted the 9th Adult Winter Spartakiada Games and the 4th Children's Winter Spartakiada Games of Gazprom this week at Yekaterinburg's Uralochka competitive sports center.

The event brought together 13 child and 24 adult teams from Gazprom's subsidiaries. The event includes the employees of Gazprom's subsidiaries and units and children active in sports clubs of Gazprom's subsidiaries. The event began with a flag-raising ceremony, continued with a music show and ended with colorful fireworks.

"These (are) the first combined competitions in the history of Gazprom's Winter Spartakiada Games," Alexey Miller, the chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, said. "Grown-up competitors and young sportsmen will fight for medals virtually on the same grounds. It means that children will be able to root for their parents and adult trainers who, on their part, will rejoice over the sporting success and achievements of the coming generation."

In attendance for the event were Mikhail Sereda, the deputy chairman of the management committee, David Gaidt, the director general of Gazprom Transgaz Yekaterinburg, Leonid Rapoport, the sports minister of the Sverdlovsk Oblast, and Mikhail Matveyev, the Yekaterinburg administration's deputy head in charge of social policy. Numerous sportsmen, guests and fans of the games also attended the event.

"Having gained the experience with the Summer Spartakiada, we are glad to host today Gazprom's Winter Spartakiada Games," Gaidt said. "We did our best to create conditions for the competitors to feel at ease and comfortable."

The event is meant to establish a healthy lifestyle for Gazprom's team and the younger generation.