On July 10, Kazan hosted the grand opening of the XIV Summer Sberbankiada. Based on the results of the competition, which will last until July 13 inclusive, the best of 10 sports will be determined: mini football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, table tennis, swimming, running, badminton, crossfit and chess. .
More than 2,500 employees came to Kazan to participate in the competitions and organize them, representing teams from regional banks, the bank’s head office and Sberbank subsidiaries.
It is interesting that the competitions will also be held at the venues where the participants of the World Summer Universiade competed in 2013. The bank athletes will be accommodated in the villa built for the Universiade.
The first medals of the Savings Bank Games will be played on July 11. In total, during the three days of competition, 49 prize games will be played between 18 teams from companies of the Sber Group.
German Gref, Chairman, Chairman of the Board of Sberbank, spoke at the opening ceremony of Sberbankiad:
“For four years we have not celebrated our sports holiday – Sberbankiada, and this year we finally managed to gather in this wonderful city, in this wonderful republic, in our wonderful country. This inauguration ceremony with wonderful emotions that we all live here would not be possible if love did not live on this stage, love for our country, for our company, for the client, love for our team. During these four years, our team has worthily passed unthinkable tests and has shown everyone in our country and abroad an example of unprecedented resilience. Steel fortress! I think that last but not least, the character of Sberbank is “forged” during the Sberbankiada. I would like to wish everyone a successful participation in Sberbankiade, a large number of positive emotions in this wonderful place. I wish that we all emerge victorious from these competitions and from the competitions that life throws at us every day, testing our strength. But Sber got stronger!”
The closing ceremony of the Sberbankiada will take place on July 13 at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Center.