Nizhny Novgorod is one of the most sportive cities with a glorious history and traditions. The first sport associations were set up in the beginning of XX century.
Nowadays, we have a well-developed infrastructure in sport sphere, our citizens have a lot of possibilities to take part in world sport competitions, the Olympic Games and other different contests of the highest level.

Sports Facilities

The largest sports facilities in Nizhny Novgorod:
Palaces of Sport” with artificial ice - 2;
Complex of  Ski Jumps "Pechora";
Rowing canal;
Swimming pools – 15 and there are 3 swimming pools, located in the shopping and entertainment centers.
Stadiums - 14, including the largest stadium in the city "Locomotive", which promotes football matches of the Premier League;
Hippodrome was founded in 1894;
Houses of Sports - 8.

The city has an extensive network of sports and recreational facilities:
fitness centers - 8;
gyms - 321;
playgrounds - 522.

Moreover, Nizhny Novgorod is famous for its yacht clubs such as «Oka", "Torpedo", "ECONT".  Equestrian sport is submitted by a number of schools, for example youth equestrian school GR, equestrian school "Allure" (Avtozavodskiy district), Sport School COP (Vysokovo). Also there are developed such sports as hockey ("Torpedo", "Start"), football ("Volga"), table tennis, basketball etc.

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