Russians as a population are very keen in sports and have excelled in a variety of sporting activities. The nation has become a regular feature at the Olympics games procuring high rankings in a very wide variety of games. Though as USSR the country was at its peak in the Olympics, even after the division Russia has been able to keep its position that the Soviets had created.
The Russians have been in the sports news because of their participation in a number of games including football, basketball, tennis, ice hockey, weightlifting, boxing, gymnastics, skiing, figure skating and volleyball along with a host of other sports betting spread.
Basketball developed in the nation in the Soviet era. The Russian team proceeded to win several Olympic medals for their performance in this game. They are also the current winners of the Eurobasket World Championships having defeated Spain in the final game. They’ve also been champions of a number of other European championships such as the Euroleague and also the ULEB Cup. They also have a player in the Utah Jazz that is a NBA team.
Ice hockey is yet another successful sport with the Russians. They have about 30 players who are presently a part of the NHL. Players today continue to be maintaining the tradition built during the Soviet era.
The Russians have carried forth their winning streak by being in news reports for their success in the field of ice skating. Having been a part of the winner team in the Winter Olympics, they have excelled in ice dancing and pair skating.
Football was one of the most successful sports during the Soviet era. With the division of USSR came the division of the national football teams and clubs. The most significant amongst those was the crumbling of the Russian Premier League as it lost many of its players. However, the game recovered its lost glory and presently has six Premier League teams apart from it now strong national team.
Since the end of the Soviet regime, Russia has grown to be a powerhouse in the sport of tennis. A great number of the most successful women tennis players hail from this country together with some formidable men tennis players as well. These strong Russians have been around in the news for their success in the Olympics, Wimbledon, Fed Cup, Davis Cup and many such premier matches.
Chess is another sport which Russians have dominated for a very long time having produced several world champions and Grand Masters. Another of Russias popular sports is the Rugby League. The Russians rank 13th amongst all the teams based on the Rugby League International Federation sports news. Rugby Union is another sport that’s fast gaining popularity among the Russian masses, with the country ranking 17th based on the International Rugby Board online betting.
One of the sports that Russia has won several accolades for is Rhythmic Gymnastics. Together with being probably the most popular sports forms in the nation, it’s highlighted Russia in the world of sports news for having the worlds best rhythmic gymnasts.