Tourism and recreation
17th Spartakiade held in Vorkuta
© RIA Novosti. Vera Kostamo

17th Spartakiade held in Vorkuta

Polar Games-2015, the 17th Spartakiade tournament of Northern peoples, are being held in Vorkuta on October 29-November 8.

The tournament involves more than 1,100 athletes from 19 Russian cities this year.

The athletes will compete in boxing, Greco-Roman wrestling, women's and men's basketball, volleyball, swimming, ice hockey, futsal, judo, cross-country skiing, gymnastics and kettlebell lifting.

The cultural part of the tournament includes the traditional reindeer sleigh racing and a national costume competition.