Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR

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Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR
First event1956
Occur every4 years
Last event1991
PurposeOlympic reserves exhibition
HeadquartersMoscow, Soviet Union

Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR (Russian: Спартакиада народов СССР, Spartakiada narodov SSSR[1]) were mass multi-event competitions in the Soviet Union in 1956–1991, descendants of the 1928 All-Union Spartakiad that took place in Moscow. The competitions were conducted between constituent republics of the Soviet Union. The competitions also were organized as winter and summer. There were 10 summer Spartakiads and 7 winter Spartakiads.

Background[edit]

In 1952 the Soviet Union decided to join the Olympic movement, and international Spartakiads ceased. However the term contrinued to exist for internal sports events in the Soviet Union of different levels, from local up to the Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR. The latter event was held twice in four years: Winter Spartakiad and Summer Spartakiad.

The first Soviet Spartakiad was held in 1956. Catalogue of Postage Stamps of the USSR 1918–1974, “Soyuzpechat” Central Philatelic Agency [Wikidata] (CPA) of the Ministry of Communications of the USSR publisher, Moscow, 1976. See also subsequent yearly catalogues. Until 1975 all summer finals were held in Moscow, later in some other cities throughout the Soviet Union (though most events were still held in Moscow). The winter finals were often held in Sverdlovsk.

List of Spartakiades of Peoples of USSR[edit]

  • Summer (1956, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1986, 1991)
  • Winter (1962, 1966, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990)

Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR[edit]

Summer Spartakiads[edit]

Sports 1956 1959 1963 1967 1971 1975 1979 1983 1986 1991 Total
Acrobatics X X 2
Badminton X X 2
Basketball X X X X X X X X X 9
Boxing X X X X X X X X X X 10
Track cycling X X X X X X X X 8
Road bicycle racing X X X X X X X X X X 10
Water polo X X X X X X X X X 9
Water skiing X 1
Volleyball (men) X X X X X X X X X X 10
Volleyball (women) X X X X X X X X X 9
Freestyle wrestling X X X X X X X X X X 10
Handball X X X X X 5
Kettlebell lifting X 1
Gorodki X X 2
Rowing X X X X X X X X 8
Kayak and Canoe X X X X X X X X X X 10
Judo X X X X 4
Greco-Roman wrestling X X X X X X X X X X 10
Equestrian sport X X X X X X X X X X 10
Athletics X X X X X X X X X X 10
Motorcycle sport X 1
Table tennis X X X X X 5
Sailing X X X X X X 6
Swimming X X X X X X X X X X 10
Underwater sports X 1
Diving X X X X X X X X X X 10
Trampolining X X 2
Sambo X X X X X X 6
Synchronized swimming X X X 3
Modern pentathlon X X X X X X X X X 9
Artistic gymnastics X X X X X X X X X X 10
Shooting X X X X X X X X X 9
Skeet shooting X X X X X X X X X 9
Arching X X X X X X 6
Tennis X X X X X X X X X 9
Powerlifting X X X X X X X X X X 10
Fencing X X X X X X X X X X 10
Association football X X X X 4
Field hockey X X X 3
Rhythmic gymnastics X X X X 4
Chess X X X X X X X X 8

Winter Spartakiads[edit]

1982 Winter Spartakiad (post stamp)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ukrainian: Спартакіада народів СРСР; Lithuanian: TSRS tautų spartakiada; Latvian: PSRS tautu spartakiāda

External links[edit]

  • Spartakiads at RSSSF
  • Spartakiad at Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia
  • Spartakiad in the Soviet Union
  • Spartakiad of Peoples of the USSR in 1956 and 1959.
  • Kostenko, A. Summer spartakiads of peoples of the USSR. Blogs at sovsport.ru. 2011
  • Spartakiads of Peoples of the USSR. Dynamo Encyclopedia at Google Books. "OLMA Media Group", 2003. ISBN 9785224043996