Company’s Key Priorities in Promotion of Physical Training and
Support of the Russian sport has been one of the most important
aspects of OAO LUKOIL’s social policy for years. The Company’s key priorities in
promotion of physical training and sports include:
offer assistance to professional sport teams in Russia, national
federations and the national Olympic movement;
promote sports and healthy lifestyles amongst the Company’s employees
and their families, and promote participant sports;
promote development of children’s sports in
Spartak-Moscow Football Club
LUKOIL is the title sponsor of one of the most popular Russian football
clubs. The team is a 12-time champion of the Soviet Union and a 9-time champion
LUKOIL became the team’s sponsor in 2000. Since then, Spartak has
won the Russian Championship twice (in 2000 and 2001), five times it has been runner-up in the national championships of 2005, 2006, 2007,
and 2009 and once won the bronze medal of the national championship in 2002. In
2003, the team won the Cup of Russia and in 2006, advanced to the finals of this
tournament. Spartak is a two-time winner of the Commonwealth of Independent
States Cup (2000 and 2001).
The club has set up the v Spartak Soccer Academy named after F.F.
Cherenkov, which trains 600 young players.
Official website: http://spartak.com
Cross Country Ski Federation of Russia
Russia is traditionally viewed as one of the world's strongest
competitors in the winter sports, in which Russian athletes have consistently
won many of the most prestigious prizes.
Since 1998, LUKOIL has supported the men’s national team, and
starting in 2006, the Company has been the title sponsor of the Cross Country
Ski Federation of Russia and, consequently, of both the men's and women's
Russian skiers did well at the Olympics in Nagano, Salt Lake City and
At the World Ski Championship of 2011 in Norway, the Russian men's
team won two silver and two bronze medals.
Junior national teams were also quite successful in 2011. At the
World Junior (ages 18-20) and Youth (not older than 23) Ski Championships in
Estonia, the Russians secured the second position in the overall ranking,
capturing 12 medals, including four gold. Our Nordic skiers ranked first at the
25th Winter Universiade in Turkey, winning six gold, five silver and two bronze
In 2012, the men’s national cross-country skiing team won the World
Cup for the first time in its history.
Official website http://www.flgr.ru
Lukoil Racing Team
The LUKOIL Racing Team is the leader of the national racing sport.
During its 17-year history, the racing team has won more than 50 championships
and Cups of Russia and approximately 500 Russian and international tournaments.
In the entire Soviet and Russian history it is the only racing team to have
achieved such high results. Its drivers participate in the top-ranked European
and World racing cups, thus promoting the gasoline and oils manufactured by the
Since 2003, the Company has been implementing the LUKOIL Drivers
Support Program, which offers talented racers an opportunity to promote
their racing careers.
In 2012, the LUKOIL Racing Team won the WTCC among independent
teams. This is the highest achievement for Russian teams. As part of the RRC
(Touring), the LUKOIL Racing Team Lada participated for the first time in
the highest Russian racing category, driving the Russian-made car Lada Granta Sport.
In 2013, Yvan Mueller, a driver of the team, won the
Racers Sergey Afanasyev and Andreas Simonsen won the first prize two
races prior to the season's end, driving Mercedes Benz SLS GT3,
as part of the international FIA GT.
Official website: http://racing.lukoil.ru/
Zarya Kaspiya Team Handball
The Zarya Kaspiya Handball Club is one of the top Russian handball
teams. During the period of LUKOIL’s sponsorship the club became a multiple
silver-prize (2001-2008) and bronze-prize (2000) winner of the national
The team has consistently taken part in European Cup events. The
club’s best finish dates back to 2003 when the Astrakhan players made it to the
finals and won the silver medal.
The team has been crowned champions of the professional handball
league (2002, 2005), won the league cup (2006) and won prizes at various
The team has nurtured 8 Honored Masters of Sports, 10 World-class
Masters of Sports and more than 70 Masters of
A children's and youth sports school, set up under the auspices of
the club, offers regular training to some 900 young handball
Official website: http://zarya-kaspiya.ru
Spartak Water Polo Club,
The professional water polo club Spartak is among the leaders of the
Russian water polo Superleague.
The club was founded back in 1994 with the assistance of OAO LUKOIL
and today is the most decorated one in the country:
Champion of Russia (1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012,
Vice-champion of Russia (1995, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005,
Bronze-medal winner of the Russian championship (1994, 2007,
Russia’s cup winner (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009,
Finalist of Russia’s cup (1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2006, 2008,
Finalist of the European Champions Cup (1998).
The club set up 15 water polo training groups which provide
instruction and coaching to 2,500 children.
In 2010, an Aquatics Center, built with the financial assistance of OAO
LUKOIL, was opened in Volgograd, serving as a venue for the team’s training
Official website http://www.spartak-volgograd.ru
The team participated in the 2009-2010 Superleague for the first time
and came in at third place. In 2010-2011, the female volleyball players from
Krasnodar succeeded in repeating the previous year's results and became
finalists of the Russian Cup and the European Challenge Cup.
Dynamo-Krasnodar has been supported by OAO LUKOIL since 2011.
In 2013, the team won the European Challenge Cup, the first volleyball
cup won by Russian women in the last 15 years.
Official website: http://www.dynamokrasnodar.ru/
Children’s Soccer League
Since 2001, LUKOIL has been sponsoring one of Russia's largest
children's sports organizations, the Children's Soccer League (CSL), an allied
member of the Russian Soccer Union. Sporting events held by the League each year
attract about 3,000 participating teams and over fifty thousand young soccer
players aged 9-13 years from 80 constituent entities of Russia and also from
European and Asian countries.
Since 2002, the Children’s Soccer League has been holding its
large-scale international tournament called the “Children’s International
Champion League of LUKOIL” jointly with the LUKOIL Sports Club. In 2011–2012,
the competitions were held in Bulgaria, Latvia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkey
and were attended by children’s teams from 18 countries.
In 2013, a tournament dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the LUKOIL
Sports Club was held in a new organizational format. The competitions were held
in six European countries, while such famous soccer players as Khristo Stoichkov
(Bulgaria), Igor Dobrovolsky (Moldova), Edgaras Yankauskas (Latvia), Vladimir
Šmicer (Czech Republic), Savo Milošević (Serbia) and Rüştü Reçber (Turkey) acted
League’s official website: http://dfl.org.ru
Torpedo Ice-Hockey Club, Nizhny
Since 2008 LUKOIL has been a sponsor of the Torpedo Ice Hockey Club.
Torpedo was founded back in 1946. Since the 1947-1948 season, it has
been taking part in the national championships. It was the first ever team from
outside of Moscow to win medals in the USSR championships and make it to the
finals of the National Cup (1961). The team came in fourth at the USSR
championships (1981-1982 and 1984-1985), advanced to the quarterfinals of the
Youth Hockey League (1994-1995) and made it to the round of the last 16 of the
Super-League (1999-2000 and 2008-2009).
The children’s and youth hockey school, run under the auspices of the
team, provides training to 450 children.
Official website: http://www.hctorpedo.ru
For a number of years LUKOIL has been an official partner of the Russian
LUKOIL became one of the founders of the Fund for the Support of
Olympians in Russia and has been using this organization to sponsor the Olympic
movement. The Fund offers targeted assistance to athletes on the Russian
national teams of the Olympic sports, thus enabling future champions to prepare
for the Olympic Games and achieve successful results.
The Company provided financial assistance to the Sochi 2014
Organizing Committee fund, thus helping address issues related to the nomination
of Sochi to be the host of the 22th Winter Olympics in 2014
Official website: http://www.olympians.ru