July 1 in Helsinki concluded European Championships in Athletics. Russian national team won 15 medals: 5 gold, 4 silver and 6 bronze.
"Gold" in Russian football team put Yuri Borzakovsky, Sergey Shubenkov, Golovkin Olga, Irina and Elena Davydova Arzhakova. Silver medals won back Alex Zagorny, Valerie Jordan, Xenia Zadorina and Irina Tarasova. "Bronze" — on account of Eugenia Rybakova, Ilya Shkureneva, Marachevoy Irina, Irina Gordeeva, Anna Bulgakov and Yana Borodina.
Total in the tournament played 42 sets of medals. The winning team at the European Championships in Germany with 6 gold, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals. In third place was the French team (5 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals).
In Russia actively being built sports infrastructure facilities for the development of athletics. For example, in the coming years as part of the Federal Target Program "Development of physical culture and sports in the Russian Federation for 2006-2015" The Regional Sports Centre will be the Athletics in the Stavropol region. The center will include an indoor athletics arena, universal gym to practice competitive sports and a 25-meter swimming pool.