The idea of the Spartakiad appeared in the 1930s at Soviet enterprises. Participating in competitions helped employees to rally to a real team, both in sports and in work. In addition, the Spartakiads became a starting point for many professional athletes.
Today Moscow industrialists continue this excellent tradition. 700+ large and medium-sized industrial enterprises are located in the Russian capital. According to statistics, every tenth Muscovite works in production, so it is not surprising that the Mosprom Spartakiad so quickly becomes a mass one. In 2020, the number of participants exceeded 3,000 including representatives of 16 specialized Moscow universities and 106 Moscow enterprises.
The first Spartakiad was held in Moscow from June 1 to September 21 last year. 3,000 employees of industrial enterprises competed in six sports. 7,000+ spectators gathered to watch the final. The venue, Luzhniki Sports Complex, which was built in 1956 just for the summer sports day of the USSR peoples, became in this context very symbolic.
Among the participants of the second Spartakiad, there are both newcomers and experienced athletes who tried their hand last year. But they all have one thing in common - the feeling of being involved in a large-scale sports festival, which was not prevented even by a pandemic.
Sport increases not only motivation for self-development, but also internal discipline. It allows to understand by a real example how important teambuilding is to the collective success. Team sports help employees to find mutual understanding, to get united around an idea and to achieve a joint success.
Positive attitude and friendliness, respect for rivals, sincere pleasure of participation turn sports competitions into a real fest, where the main value is not the prizes, but the joy of communication, friendship and understanding.