The 11th Gazprom Spartakiade Winter Games for adult and junior athletes will be held in Ufa, the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan, on 12-19 February 2016. The opening ceremony will take place on 13 February at Ufa-Arena, the largest venue of Bashkortostan.
The Spartakiade Winter Games will be attended by the company’s employees and junior athletes representing Gazprom’s subsidiaries from various regions of Russia as well as Belarus and Armenia. 26 teams of Gazprom employees and 10 junior teams will be competing. A total of more than 2000 athletes and visitors are expected to take part in the Games. Over the course of the week-long event, which will be hosted by 8 venues in Ufa, 138 sets of medals in six disciplines will be awarded. The athletes will compete for medals in cross-country skiing, basketball, volleyball, futsal, shooting and table tennis.
The final celebration of the winners of the Spartakiade Winter Games and the closing ceremony of the sports festival are scheduled to take place on 18 February in the VDNH-EXPO exhibition center.
The event marks the 20th anniversary of the Gazprom Spartakiade Games. The 2016 competition will be the debut for Ufa as the host of the corporate competition and for the Armenian team, representing Gazprom Armenia, as a participant. In addition, this will be the first time junior teams compete in volleyball.
Gazprom International wishes all the participants the best of success at the Gazprom Spartakiade Games!
The official website of Gazprom Games: http://gazpromspartakiada.ru