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Sports and Physical Education

Support of the Russian sports has been one of the most important aspects of PJSC LUKOIL’s social policy. The Company is working hard to implement social programs in professional and mass sports, the Olympic movement and corporate health promotion programs.
The Company’s key priorities in promoting physical fitness and sports include:

  • support for the professional sports teams in Russia, national federations and the national Olympic movement;

  • promotion of sports and a healthy lifestyle among the Company’s personnel and their families, and mass sports;

  • promote development of children’s sports in Russia.

Starting in 2001 PJSC LUKOIL has been sponsoring one of Russia's largest children's sports organizations, the Children's Football League (CFL), which is a regional NGO. About 3,000 teams and 48,000 football players from all over Russia participate in the CFL tournaments every year. The major 2015 sports events include:
  • Championships “Bigger Stars Shining upon the Smaller Ones” held under the wing of famous football players and coaches in 16 Russian cities (summer).

  • Tournament to mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War “Battlefield of Honor”.

  • Open CFL championship in 8 Russian cities (summer).

  • Traditional tournament in the memory of the Fedotov Brothers held in Moscow (spring).

  • Traditional tournament in the memory of the Honored Coach of the USSR K. Beskov in Moscow (autumn).

Since 1998 LUKOIL has been supporting the men’s national team, and since 2006 the Company has been the title sponsor of the Cross Country Ski Federation of Russia, thus becoming a sponsor of both men's and women's national teams.

Russia is traditionally considered one of the world's strongest competitors in winter sports, in which Russian athletes have consistently won the most prestigious trophies. Our skiers confirmed their stature at the last 20th Sochi Winter Olympics.

Russians took up the entire medals stand in the 50 km marathon, came in second in the men’s 4х10 km relay race, and won the silver medal in the men’s team sprint. Aleksandr Legkov, Maksim Vylegzhanin, Ilya Chernousov, Nikita Kruykov, Dmitry Yaparov and Aleksandr Bessmertnykh became national heroes that the entire nation rooted for.

The LUKOIL Racing Team is number one in the national motor racing. Over 17 years the racing team has won more than 50 championships and Cups of Russia and roughly 500 Russian and international tournaments. No other Soviet or Russian team ever achieved such high results. LUKOIL-backed drivers participate in the top ranking European and World racing cups, thus promoting gasolines and lubricating oils produced by the Company.

In 2015 the young racing team LADA Sport LUKOIL did well at the FIA WTCC grand prix. Mikhail Kozlovsky, Rob Huff and James Thompson came in 3rd in the manufacturer teams competition.

LUKOIL’s most seasoned racing driver Aleksey Dudukalo came up big during the 2015 season of the Russian championship, winning the second stage of the Moscow Raceway, thus disrupting the winning streak of the BMW.

For many years PJSC LUKOIL has been official partner of the Russian Olympic Committee.

Later on LUKOIL became one of the founders of the Russian Olympians Support Foundation and has been using this organization to sponsor the Olympic movement.

The Fund offers targeted assistance to athletes on the Russian national Olympic teams, thus making it possible for the future champions to prepare for the Olympic Games and reach high scores.

PJSC LUKOIL provided financial assistance to the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee fund, helping address the issues related to the nomination of Sochi to host the 22nd Winter Olympics in 2014.

Since 2008 PJSC LUKOIL has been sponsoring the United Basketball League, a club tournament intended to bring together the leading Eastern European clubs. The fundamental principles of the League proclaimed by the clubs and national basketball federations of the member countries are democracy and fair play.

The first season of the League, the 2009/10 championship, numbered 8 clubs from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. During the subsequent season there were 12 competing clubs from eight European nations.

In the third season of the League they had 22 clubs from 10 countries, including Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Finland, Czech Republic and Kazakhstan.

In its fourth year the United League had top 20 European clubs competing in it. Noteworthy is the fact that this season not only were they competing for the champion title, but also sought to secure a berth in the European League qualifying round.

The 2013/14 season was similar to the preceding one: 20 clubs from same nine countries competed with one another. Alongside with the title and berth secured in the European League qualifying round, at stake was the official title of the Champion of Russia, which was awarded to the best Russian club following the season of the United Basketball League. The winner of the League was CSKA Moscow.

The 2014/15 championship had 16 clubs from Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Finland that re-joined the League after five years. The tournament evolved into a two-round tournament without division into groups in the regular season followed by playoffs.

In the new season that is the seventh in succession the competitors will include 16 clubs from 8 countries i.e. Russia, Latvia, Estonia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Finland and Georgia that will make debut as a member of the United Basketball League. The competition format remained unchanged: regular championship with two rounds of games followed by the playoffs.

The United Basketball League was officially recognized by the ULEB (Union of European Leagues of Basketball).

LUKOIL has been supporting professional sports clubs for years. These include Spartak-Moscow Football Club, Spartak-Volgograd Water Polo Club, Zarya Kaspia Handball Club (Astrakhan), Dynamo Volleyball Club (Krasnodar), Vodnik Hockey Club (Arkhangelsk), Torpedo Hockey Club (Nizhny Novgorod). LUKOIL takes pride in the accomplishments of the athletes and puts faith in their potential and prospects.