The VII VTB Olympics took place on the 10th of September 2011 in Moscow, in the Olympic sport complex Luzhniki. The one of the leading banks of Russia holds for its employees this corporate festive sports and health occasion, which has already become traditional. On that day employees of the VTB Group from more than eleven countries of the world and fifty cities of the RF: sportsmen from Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Georgia, Armenia, Germany, England, France, Vietnam, India, etc. have appeared at sports grounds. Besides subsidiary banks, the affiliated companies such as: Bank VTB24, VTB Capital, VTB Insurance, VTB Pension Fund, VTB Factoring, etc., took active part in the Olympics.
The Olympics were held among team and individual sport events: mini football, street ball, volleyball, track and field rounds, shooting, carting, chess, bowling, family competitions. Besides sports section, a special children’s program and cheer leaders’ competition were organized (pep squads).
The sports stars (Tatyana Popova – the basketballer of the Moscow Dinamo and the national team of Russia, the championess of Europe, Vinicius – the forward of IFC “Dinamo”, leader of the national team of Brasilia) and the sports officials (Valentin Balakhnichev – the President of the All-Russia Federation of Track and Field Athletics, etc.) came to the amateur grounds of the Olympics.
Andrey Leonidovich Kostin – the President-Chairman of the Management Board of Bank VTB OJSC (Russia) – has sent video message of greetings to the participants of the Olympics. Vassiliy Nikolayevich Titov, the First Vice-President-Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank OJSC (Russia), spoke during solemn opening ceremony.
The team of Bank VTB (Kazakhstan) consisting of 17 persons headed by the Chairman of the Management Board – Sergey Nikolayevich Gussarov, competed in mini football, street ball, track and field rounds, shooting, carting, and chess. “The corporate spirit and solidarity are becoming stronger due to similar events. Gathering fans of sport – employees of the VTB Group from all over the world – at one sports ground is a large-scale and important step. The Kazakhstani Bank VTB took part in the Olympics for the first time and we are proud of participation in that event”, - Sergey Gussarov noted.
The corporate sport is a method of self-expression of a successful team, movement to new victories, honest fight with colleagues. In the course of sports corporate events, the tasks aimed at integration of one team, “leaders’” team, creation of the system of strategic communications inside business are solved. The company’s image is increasing, internal and external corporate relations are strengthened under condition of sport contest.
Social trend of the VTB Group, which concerns about health of the nation and popularizes not only child’s and youthful, but also amateur sports – is known to everybody. These Olympics is an example for all corporate structures in ability to create all conditions to go in for physical training of its employees, to strengthen their health.
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Bank VTB (Kazakhstan) SO JSC is a universal Bank oriented to customers of big, medium-size, small and retail business. Today the Bank is represented by 15 points of sale in 11 cities of the Republic of Kazakhstan, it is planned to open up to 23 offices until the end of the year 2011.
Bank VTB OJSC and its subsidiary organizations (VTB Group) are the leading Russian financial group. Major shareholder of VTB is the Government of the RF, which holds 75,5% of share capital. The VTB Group is present in more than 19 countries of the world.
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