Sport allows the person to develop harmoniously. The fact that the movement - that's life, said the ancient Greeks.
Policy of the Russian Government aimed at promoting mass sports, millions of Russians are passionate about racing.
What disciplines are particularly popular?
Football, hockey, basketball can be called "bigtroika "of the Russian team sports. From childhood to old age in thousands of Russians at the mention of the representative of the "Trinity" eyes light up. The schools also popularize volleyball, especially popular in the summer on the beaches of our country.
Football is the most popular leader, not onlyin Russia, but also in most European countries. After all, for the amateur game do not need special conditions for the site, you can play at any time of year, you just have to have soccer ball and collect the makeshift gate. The successes of the Russian national team is impressive: the bronze medal of the European Championship in 2008, reaching the final tournament of the year 2014. Clubs provide a reason for pride in the international arena. And the 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia.
Single game types
Tennis is very love the fans,but the players in tennis in the Russian Federation until a little bit. After all, tennis requires a lot of funding - the construction of tennis courts, a relatively expensive equipment, staff (in fact need to take care of the courts). Nevertheless, Russia is famous for dozens of well-known tennis players (mostly female). Maria Sharapova, Dinara Safina and her brother Marat Safin became the first racket of the world.
Boxing - favorite male sport, but forRussia is famous abroad for its legendary champion Natalia Ragozin, known as "Sledgehammer". Champion Alexander Povetkin also contributes to the popularization of boxing in our country. Wrestling, Karate, Judo - loved in Russia. Four-time champion Alexander Karelin for their money built dozens Youth-oriented Greco-Roman wrestling.
Athletics - the queen of sports. athletics competition was held for centuries - even primitive people competed in throwing shells into the running and swimming speed. Running and long jump competitions are a favorite of Russian at school.
Gymnastics enjoys a special loveparents send their children to sports clubs. Alina Kabaeva is ideal for the thousands of girls involved in rhythmic gymnastics. And Alexei Nemov - for kids to sharpen exercises on uneven bars in gymnastics.
Soviet chess school in the mid-20th centuryconsidered to be the strongest in the world. For the world championship title competed only representatives of the USSR. Mikhail Botvinnik, Vasily Smyslov, Tigran Petrosian, Boris Spassky, Anatoly Karpov, Garry Kasparov, one after another, won the prestigious international competitions and become world champions.
Russian Checkers - a special game, waged on64-cell field. Gaining momentum in Russia and the second - eastern game came to us from Japan. Federation of Russian checkers and regularly arrange tournaments, our compatriots succeed in international forums.