Physical culture and sports
The region’s sports structure embraces 1 stadium, 2 swimming pools, 26 gyms, 13 shooting-ranges and 102 outdoor sports facilities. About 1,000 people attend three sports schools. Most popular sports in the region are football, weightlifting, volleyball /women/, chess, track and field athletics, table tennis and swimming. Over 5,000 people go in for sport on a regular basis.
Over the last decade the region trained 1 international master of sports and over 20 masters of sports.