A raccoon called Zavodila has won a tough competition to become the new mascot for the Mosprom Spartakiad. From now on he will be the permanent symbol of this annual sports festival.
The contest to choose the most appealing character for the Spartakiad was organized on the festival's website spartakiadamosprom.ru from the end of April to the beginning of May. The different characters received almost 38 000 votes from their fans! The winner got 13 742 votes while his rivals - a horse named Promgrom "Industrial Thunder" and a hawk Technokryl "Techno-wing" received 13 551 and 10 459 votes respectively.
Today Zavodila is not only preparing with athletes for competitions, but also posts news and answers the questions from the followers' on the Mosprom Spartakiad telegram account.
IGOR AKINFEEV, A FOOTBALL PLAYER, AND MURAT GASSIEV, A BOXER, ARE THE 2021 MOSPROM SPARTAKIAD AMBASSADORS
The Mosprom Spartakiad is a major sports event for Moscow industrial companies' employees and technical universities' students. It will be held from 17 July to 25 September in Moscow. The 16 best teams from industrial companies' staff members and university students will compete in the final round of the festival on the Luzhniki Stadium.
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The Mosprom Spartakiad was first held in 2019. More than 5.5 thousand people have participated in this event since then. 15 Moscow universities and 106 companies took part in the festival in 2020.
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This year the Spartakiad program features two extra sports disciplines, swimming and cyber sport, in addition to mini-football, 3x3 basketball, volleyball, table tennis, athletics, chess, hockey and boxing.