On February 6-7 the XI annual sports festival “Civil Aviation Day 2016” took place at the Aquarium sport arena.
Representatives of air lines, airports, aircraft factories, research institutes and design bureaus of Russia and the CIS countries gathered in Moscow for the eleventh time in order to find out the strongest sport teams among airline companies. As usual the Organizing Committee offered the guests and participants a versatile and busy program aiming at promotion of healthy lifestyle, development of corporative sport and strengthening of human and business relations between the aviation industry members. Besides competitions, the festive air at the stadium was created by the Sochi Olympic Games mascots and the cheerleading squad Hollywood. The famous football commentators Nobel Arustamyan and Dmitry Derunets commented and held competitions and medal ceremony.
This year the main and one of the most remarkable events was the mini-football tournament where 16 teams from Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus took part. The games were held in two stages, and after the first day games the teams were selected for the Gold and Silver groups. On the second day they continued competition as per the Olympic system.
The Gold series winners and medalists were:
- Almaty International airport
- Group of Companies Aerofuels
- Ural Airlines
Aerofuels team headed by Vladimir Spiridonov, the team captain, became a silver winner in the tough competition and had placed high for the sixth year in a row in the tournament, with Nikolay Shirochenkov, the defender, being recognized the best.
We congratulate our outstanding football players, and are proud that again they displayed unity, real team spirit and high level athletic performance!