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  • Russian Football Leagues: History and Overview

    Football is one of the most popular sports worldwide and Russia is not an exception. The league system is supposed to structurize this sport, and yet one might find it confusing in itself: what is the difference between professional, national, and premier leagues? Which one is most significant? Where do they come from? You can find it all out in our article.


  • Ivan Kalashnikov: You Must Be 100% Focused, Especially When Training as a Group

    Rowing is more than a sport for Ivan Kalashnikov, captain of ITMO University's rowing team. He started in sports when he was 15 and has had several victories, including the 400-meter championship in the Republic of Udmurt. For Ivan, sports is also the way of life.


  • Yagodnoe: More Than a Summer Camp

    In case you didn’t know, ITMO University has its own outdoor sports and leisure camp – Yagodnoe. Situated by the beautiful Lake Berestovoye and just an hour’s ride from St. Petersburg, it allows students, staff and alumni to relax, play sports, and enjoy the region’s beautiful nature while building shared experiences.


  • Nikita Bubnov: If You’re Dying to Do Something, You're Bound to Succeed

    Nikita Bubnov first started training in gymnastics when he was just seven years old. Even though sports and training are a great part of his life, they have never been an obstacle in his professional development at ITMO University. You can follow Nikita’s adventures in sports and studies on his Instagram.


  • Top Football Clubs in Russia: Who to Root for This Season

    The new season of the Russian Premier League starts soon and it’s the perfect time to pick your club. Let’s take a look at the possible options.


  • Lyubov Petrova: You Have to Come up With Tactics That Will Help You Win the Competition

    ITMO student Lyubov Petrova has been practicing sports tourism since she was 11. Now in her 4th year of the Intelligent Infocommunication Systems Bachelor’s program, she is a member of two sports clubs and a city-wide team.


  • ITMO Master’s Student Creates Software to Settle Controversial Moments in Hockey

    Dmitry Kukin, a Master’s student from ITMO’s program in Multimedia Technologies, Design and Usability, works at INTV, a company specializing in developing software and TV equipment for recording and broadcasting of sports events, as well as the graphics side of livestreams and stadium screens. As an employee of the company, Dmitry has been working on a project called Meteora-Referee, which will function as a video goal system. ITMO.NEWS asked Dmitry about the project and the current stage of its development. 


  • At-Home Sports: How to Stay Active While Self-Isolating

    The sedentary conditions of self-isolation can be a serious blow to your mental and physical health. Even when stuck at home, it’s important to engage in some physical activity and not turn your back on sports. The World Health Organization recommends 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity per week – this is enough to keep fit and feel energized and motivated. How to ensure the necessary amount of physical activity when gyms and swimming pools are closed, and running and walking cautioned against? ITMO.NEWS has made a list of online resources that will allow you to do sports without leaving your home.


  • ITMO Students Can Now Exchange Esports Wins for P.E. Grades

    Many had expected to spend the quarantine playing video games, but online learning turned out to be just as challenging as regular studies. ITMO University has found the best way to have your cake and eat it, too: now, students can receive points to go towards their physical education grades by playing video games alongside their peers and taking part in online competitions.


  • ITMO's KronBars Sports Club: Benefits and How to Join

    In less than 7 years since it was founded, ITMO University’s KronBars club has already been named Russia’s top student sports club three times in a row! Both students and staff members of the University can join the club and make use of its facilities, as well as partake in over 50 different types of sports. Let’s go ahead and find out how you can get in on the fun.