The most popular kind of sport in Russia

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Photo: Alexander Kryazhev / RIA Novosti

Hockey was the most popular sport amongst the Russians. The data of research company Nielsen Sports has published the newspaper “Kommersant”.

The Agency interviewed 4.4 thousand respondents aged from 16 to 65 years. Hockey “just interested” or “very interested” 57 percent of Russians. Football this figure is 55 percent. The third sport for the Russians was the biathlon (45 percent). It is noted that hockey has remained in the top three at the polls in all eight Federal districts. In three of them the sport took first place.

26 percent of Russians, according to the study, are hockey fans. 26.4 million people are closely watching this sport.

The reasons for the leadership of hockey attributed the success of the national team. Over the past ten years, Russian hockey eight times became world Champions. Also, the Russian team became the winner of the hockey tournament at the Olympics-2018 in Pyeongchang.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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