This year sunny Rio de Janeiro hosts summer Olympic Games. Within the first week Russian sportsmen got inside the top five on the medal standings. A great deal of Olympic athletes, supported by the whole country, come from Petersburg. Peterburgers, by the way, like all Russian residents, follow sports competitions tirelessly, wait for new medals and send their best regards to the hot capital of Olympic Games. There was a time when Petersburg itself welcomed sportsmen of Summer Olympics 1980. Several football matches were held here, at Kirov Stadium.Sport is well-developed in Saint Petersburg. A number of professional sports clubs are located in the city as well as the Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sports and Health. In total, the Northern Capital comprises 17 stadiums with tribunes designed for 1500 places, 1573 gyms, and more others.
For the sake of good sports mood of our readers, Visit-Petersburg has prepared a selection of interesting sports sights, a list of events and a list of Petersburg sports bars.
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