Energia at the Roscosmos Spartakiad

October 2, 2017

The Corporations athletes are taking part in the Second departmental Spartakiad of Roscosmos which started on September 30 and will last till October 7. More than 1100 employees of 30 companies in the rocket and space industry gathered from all over the country to take part in the competition which is held in the sports venues belonging to the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center.

Our picked team consists of 44 participants, who had already defended the honor of Energia before at many other competitions. They are entered in all of the eight events: five-a-side football, lawn and table tennis, volleyball, streetball, polyathlon, swimming and chess. During the period of October 1 through 5 the group stage of the competition will be held, and October 6 will see the title fight of the teams. Statistics of the sports events and the most interesting episodes of the matches will be shown online at The organizers also took care of the cultural program free-of-charge tours of Moscow are planned for the competition participants during their rest periods.

At the Spartakiad opening ceremony held at the sports and recreation center Zvezda of Khrunichev, first general director of Roscosmos Alexander Ivanov officially launched the competition and wished all the participants fair competition, good results and successes not only in sports, but in space activities as well. Among those who also expressed their support of these wishes were the general director of the Khrunichev Center Alexander Varochko, cosmonaut Alexander Samokutyaev and director of the personnel department Vladimir Matveichuk. Welcoming addresses were also given from onboard the ISS by cosmonauts Sergei Ryazansky and Alexander Misurkin.

To the stains of a fanfare of trumpets a representative of the team from the Rocket and Space Center Progress of Samara which won the last years Spartakiad, returned the challenge cup to its pedestal. To what Roscosmos company the prize will go this time, we will learn on October 7 at the Spartakiad closing ceremony. By the way, on that day, after all the celebrations, there will be a five-a-side football gala match between the winning team of the Second Space Spartakiad and the stars of Soviet and Russian soccer.

Looking back, a year ago, at the First departmental Spartakiad of Roscosmos the Energia team won two gold and one bronze medals, and also placed high in three more events at the group stage and in seven individual events. Lets wish our athletes success this time as well!


Photos from ROSCOSMOS site



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