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Moscow has 96 stadia, more than 2,500 gyms, 184 swimming pools, 26 ice rinks, 60 shooting centres and almost 3,500 sports fields.

Luzhniki Olympic Stadium is the largest and the fourth biggest stadium in Europe (it hosted the 1999 UEFA Cup, 2008 UEFA Champions League finals, and the 1980 Summer Olympics). Forty other sport complexes are located within the city, including 24 ice palaces with artificial ice. The Olympic Stadium was the world's first indoor arena for bandy and has hosted the Bandy World Championships three times (most recently in January 2010). There are also seven horse racing tracks in Moscow, of which Central Moscow Hippodrome, founded in 1834, is the largest. Moscow has a significant local talent pool of sports administration, coaching and refereeing personnel at its disposal. The city is home to over 170 youth sports schools, nine sports colleges, three colleges dedicated purely to Olympic sport and the Moscow State Academy for Sports and Tourism. Sixty–five percent of the venues that Moscow proposed for the 2012 Olympic Games already existed along with a sports administrative, coaching and management infrastructure. Current and future sports facilities in MoscowStadia# Venue name Capacity1. Luzhniki Olympic Complex 84, 7452. Grand Sports Arena Dynamo 36, 8803. Sports complex Olympiyski 35, 0004. Stadium Lokomotiv 28, 8005. Stadium Torpedo Streltsov 13, 2006. Stadium Krilya Sovetov 5, 0007. Stadium CSKA named G Fedotova 5, 0008. Stadium Young Pioneers 5, 0009. Stadium October 3, 06010. Stadium Krasnaya Presnya 2, 50011. Stadium Metallurg 50012. Stadium Red October 30013. State Unitary Enterprise Sport complex Otradnoe? 80014. Educational and Sports Complex Iskra 20015. Sport Center Strogino, Stadium Yantar 20016. MSU ballpark 15017. Sport complex Spartak 150Pools# Venue name Length Capacity1. Swimming pool CSKA 50 meters 2, 5002. Swimming poolOlympiysky 50 m 1093 Training and Sports Centre Trud 50 meters 5004. Marina Club 50 meters 2005. Swimming pool Chaika 1. 50 meters 2. 25 meters 2, 0006. Luzhniki Sport Complex 50 meters 25 meters 8, 5007. Palace of Water Sports Fili 50 meters 6008. Swimming pool of MSU of Bauman 50 meters 5009. DTM Pool 50 meters 010. Swimming Sports Palace AZLK Moskvich 50 meters 40011. Izmailovo Universal sports and entertainment complex 1. 50 meters2. 25 meters 80012. Swimming at the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (MISA) 25 meters 013. Pool House of MSU graduate 25 meters 5014. Torpedo Sport complex 25 meters 20015. Swimming Youth Sports School № 30 Children and Youth Sports School 25 meters 10016. Sport Сomplex Krylatskoye 25 meters 017. Sport Complex Kuzminki 25 meters 5018. Pool Sports Complex Kuntsevo 25 meters 019. Pool Sports Complex Brateevo 25 meters 5020. Swimming pool Maryino 25 meters 5021. Pool Palace for Children and Adolescents Khoroshevo 25 meters 022. Swimming training complex Kurianovo 25 meters 023. Swimming Sport Complex Rodina 25 meters 50–10024. Sport Complex Medvedkovo 25 meters 5025. Pool MSU 25 meters 50–10026. Swimming pool Chertanovo 25 meters 50 –10027. 30. Swimming pool Equestrian Sports Complex Bitza 25 meters 50–100Hockey Rinks# Venue name Capacity1. Sports Palace Megasport 14, 0002. Luzhniki Small sports arena 8, 0003. Ice Palace Lokomotiv 10, 0004. Sport Complex Krylatskoye 8, 0005. Universal Sports Palace Krilya Sovetov 8006. Central Palace of Ice Sports 2007. Indoor ice rink Universal sports and entertainment complexes of the Russian State University of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism 4, 0008. Ice Sports Complex, CSKA 5, 6009. MGFSO Youth Hockey 50–10010. Youth sport school 8470; 10 19011. Youth sport school 8470; 2 (Sports Complex Medvedkovo) 150–20012. Youth sport school # 3 30013. Youth sport school # 4 150–20014. Youth sport school # 5 200–30015. Youth sport school # 6 Yasenevo 10016. Youth sport school #7 Rainbow 50–10017. Youth sport school # 8 Serebryannii 100–20018. Educational and Sports Complex Iskra 100–15019. Sports School Rus 50–100Future Stadia# Venue name Capacity (net)1. Luzhniki Stadium (reconstruction) 90, 0002. Spartak Football Stadium 42, 0003. Dynamo Stadium (reconstruction) 40, 0004. CSKA 30, 000

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