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ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. Holds Corporate Olympic Games
On September 21, corporate Olympic Games among employees of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. (JSC Atomredmetzoloto) and its affiliated companies were held on the beach at Serebryany Bor in Moscow. 196 people took part in the competitions. They represented teams of JSC Atomredmetzoloto, JSC PIMCU, JSC Dalur, LLC ESK ARMZ, JSC RUSBURMASH, JSC Elkon MMP, and JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii. For children of the Holding companies’ employees, who made up their own team, a special sports day programme, including a family relay, was developed.
Such corporate competitions were organized for employees of JSC Atomredmetzoloto and its subsidiaries and affiliates for the first time. The contest under the motto “Olympics in Sochi start from ARMZ” was devoted to the XXII Winter Olympic Games to be held in February 2014 in Sochi.
The participants competed in seven kinds of sports – futsal, volleyball, ping pong, chess, darts, relay, and kettlebell lifting.
During the inauguration ceremony, Vladimir Verkhovtsev, Director General of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. delivered a welcome address to the sportsmen. He wished them luck and expressed his hope that in spite of its competitiveness the event would help to strengthen the team spirit. “Such competitions not only give the opportunity to rest from work routine, but also allow each employee to demonstrate his or her individual skills and excellence. The Olympic Games suggest honest sports contest, help people to get to know one another better, and facilitate fellowship. Though you will contest with each other, you will still remain a single team – that of the companies of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.,” noted Vladimir Verkhovtsev.
Address by Director General of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. was followed by ceremonial lighting of the corporate Olympic flame, which was burning for the whole day despite a rainy weather.
JSC PIMCU’s team excelled simultaneously in two kinds of sports – volleyball and futsal. The first place in darts went to the team of JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii. Viktor Yan from JSC RUSBURMASH distinguished himself in individual competitions – he lifted a 24 kg kettlebell 107 times. In ping pong contest, Natalya Polosatova (VNIPIpromtechnologii) won among women, and Igor Zhilkin (ARMZ) took the first place among men. Alina Kruchinina (ARMZ) was the best in a relay. Results of the chess tournament became a pleasant surprise: the first and second places were won by JSC Dalur employees’ children, Valeriya Paderina and Anton Mylnikov, who played chess on equal ground with adult participants.
Based on the overall teams’ scores, gold was won by a joint team of ARMZ and ESK, silver went to JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii, and JSC Dalur’s team came in third place.
During the closing ceremony, cups, medals, and trophies were awarded to the winners. Special gifts were presented to the most active participants and supporters.
The Olympics ended with spectacular fireworks.