2. Swimming• Swimming is a very popular Russian sport.• 1st swimming competition was held in the 15-16 century in England. In 1896 swimming was added to the list of Olympic competitions.• Today, there a lot of countries swimming to win awards. Europe unites sportsmen in LEN – European national league of swimming.• A lot of Russian people take part in swimming competitions. Yulia Efimova is a famous Russian swimmer. She has won 7 gold awards, 5 silver and 2 bronze awards. Alekseeva Rita 7A
3. BiathlonBiathlon is a winter Olympic sport. This sport combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. The most popular stars of Biathlon are Magdalena Neuner and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen. Bjoerndalen has won a lot of rounds. He has received five prizes. Ole Einar won theworld cup five times in 1997, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007. Greece was the first country to compete in Biathlon.
4. BasketballBasketball is a popular sport in Russia. In fact, a lot of Russian people like this sport a lot.Russian people have played basketball for long time. It came to Russia in 1901. In 1900 James Stocks arrived in Russia to learn young men to play basketball.Nowadays basketball is popular, but not like football or hockey.Today, there are thousands of basketball clubs in Russia, including professional clubs, such as CSKA and Veko.Basketball is very popular among Russian teens. Many Russian children have basketball lessons at school. I think in the future more people will be interested in basketball.Nagorskaya Taisia.
5. Chess Chess is a popular sport in Russia. Chess appeared in the 6th century in India. In the 9th and 10th century chess appeared in Europe. In 1886 championships all over the world began.Today, many people play chess for pleasure, they alsotake part in different competitions.
6. Russian World Champions Alexander Alekhine 1927-1935. Garry Kasparov 1985-1993. Anatoliy Karpov 1999-2000. Vladimir Kramin 2006-2007.
7. Figure skating Figure skating is a popular sport in Russia. Russian people have been going in for figure skating for a longtime. This sport appeared in Russia in 1865. Then, there a skatingrink in Yusupov park was opened. On March 5, 1878 the rinkhosted the first competition of Russian figure skaters. Many sportsmen, who studied at Russianskating schools, have become famous: IrinaSlytskaya, Alexey Yagudin, Evgeniy Pluschenkoand many others. Their coaches are world-known.
8. The Greek-Roman Wrestling
9. VolleyballVolleyball is the most popular sport in Russia.In fact a lot of people in Russia say that they love playing volleyball .Russian people have played volleyball for a very long time. It is a game with a ball. First played in 1895. Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net.Today, this sport is very popular in our school, a lot of teenagers play volleyball. We have a volleyball club in where the best teacher of the world works.