Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of
articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. St.
Petersburg hosted part of the football (soccer) tournament during
the 1980 Summer Olympics. The 1994 Goodwill Games were held here.
The first competition here was the 1703 rowing event initiated by
Peter the Great, after the victory over the Swedish fleet. Yachting
events were held by the Russian Navy since the foundation of the
city. Yacht clubs: St. Petersburg River Yacht Club, Neva Yacht
Club, the latter is the oldest yacht club in the world. In the
winter, when the sea and lake surfaces are frozen and yachts and
dinghies cannot be used, local people sail on ice boats.
Equestrianism has been a long tradition, popular among the Tsars
and aristocracy, as well as part of the military training. Several
historic sports arenas were built for Equestrianism since the 18th
century, to maintain training all year round, such as the Zimny
Stadion and Konnogvardeisky Manezh among others.
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