Sport in Russia
Sport has been always popular in Russia and today it is an essential part of daily life. Russia proves to be successful at a number of sports holding top positions in European and World Championships.
There are more than 2500 stadiums and over 3000 swimming pools in the country. The sports infrastructure has been renovated before Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan, Winter Olympics of 2014 in Sochi and 2018 FIFA World Cup held in a number of Russian cities. More important international sports events are planned to be held in Russia in the following decade.
Among the most popular sports in the country are football, hockey, volleyball, basketball, athletics, figure skating, cross-country skiing, biathlon, tennis, boxing, figure-skating, swimming and others.