Every tenth of Ossetians – ATHLETE thrust the sport people Ossetia – in the genes. Even indifferent to the sport Ossetians are proud of the accomplishments of its athletes, and when they met for hours you will talk about their successes. One of the most small regions of Russia fostered 12 Olympic champions, four of whom – two-time winners of the Games. The first gold medal won by representatives of the Republic at the Olympics-76. Since then, the Ossetians mined "gold" at each Olympics, with the exception of the Games, 84, of participation in which the Soviet Union refused for political reasons. They say that in South Ossetia where no spit, be sure you get into the Olympic champion or world champion.

And the winners of the European Championships and country so that they do and do not belong to a cohort of selected athletes. Olympic glory Ossetia was not only a source of pride for its residents, but also a serious social factor. The head of North Ossetia, Teimuraz Mamsurov at appointment to that post in June 2005, the first thing signed a decree on the development of mass sports, providing for the creation of new sports clubs and facilities with modern sports equipment is available. On oral order of the republican authorities focus on creating conditions for the sport in rural areas. Rural youth have a more robust, and most of the Ossetian Olympians – from rural areas.

"Today in the republic of sport takes up about 72 thousand people, with 40,000 attending gyms, fitness clubs, swimming pools, ice arena on a regular basis. Of these, about 25 thousand people engaged in sports professionally ", – said Head of the Ministry of Youth and sports Oleg Zukang. For the country with just over 700-thousand population 70 000 athletes and athletes – a considerable figure. COACHES – DISC Piece Most Ossetians like freestyle wrestling (it deals with more than 8.5 thousand) and football (almost eight thousand).