Sport at Penza State University is an essential part of the educational process. Well-organised and successfully implemented sports leisure for PSU students helps them relax and reduce stress after hard weekdays full of studies, as well as create useful habits, improve their mood and health, and find new friends.

PSU has created the stimulating and favourable environment for advancing both high-performance sport and recreational sport among students, namely, modern sport facilities, inspired and skilled trainers and coaches, and well-structured system of training.

The area of indoor and outdoor sport facilities is about 13 thousand square metres. The university operates:
•    Temp Sports and Culture Centre
•    Delfin Swimming Pool
•    Politekhnik Stadium
•    6 sports halls (including for team sports, aerobic dancing, and Olympic-style weightlifting)
•    2 skiing centres
•    gyms in the residence halls
•    tennis court
•    Trud Sport and Fitness Complex

PSU runs approximately 40 clubs in 18 sports, namely competitive skiing, artistic gymnastics, basketball, swimming, track-and-field athletics, football, boxing, chess, short track speed skating, volleyball, weightlifting, triathlon, aerobic dancing, sambo, powerlifting, mini-football, body-building, and table tennis. The university sport teams represent PSU in the various regional and national competitions.

Penza State University has its sports traditions. The essential part of students’ sport life includes such annual events as Smaller Olympics, Institutes and Faculties Olympics, Residence Halls Olympics, and Ski Campaign.

Smaller Olympic Games

This traditional sports event for international students has been held at PSU since 2013. Before the event, national teams are formed and kick-off meetings with coaches and referees are arranged. The sports programme includes competitions in mini football, volleyball, streetball, chess, table tennis, arm wrestling, track-and-field athletics, badminton, swimming, etc. The event starts with the procession of sports teams, on-stage groups performances, opening speeches by PSU management and referee boards.

Institutes and Faculties Olympic Games

Institutes and Faculties Olympics help identifying the most talented athletes and the strongest teams in different sports. Following the results of the games, the top students are invited to the university teams. The Olympics include competitions in the following sports: track-and-field athletics, chess, volleyball, table tennis, speed skiing, swimming, powerlifting, football, etc.

Residence Halls Olympic Games

Residence Halls Olympics for the students living in the university dormitories are aimed at entertaining, enforcing discipline, shaping healthy lifestyle, encouraging bonding and friendship among students who come to study at PSU from different regions and states.

Ski Campaign

Traditional ski campaign is a significant event in sports life of the university. In winter, student multidisciplinary teams “Adrenalin”, “Flammeous” and others provide loads of entertainment within ski tours around the Penza Region, such as active recreation, communication with peers, and games with children. During the campaign, students also help to decorate schools and give amateur concerts for local people.


If you would like to find out more about sports at Penza State University, please contact the Department of Student Affairs or visit its official group in Vkontakte.

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