Ministry of Sport (Russia)

Coordinates: 55°59′55.47″N 37°12′37.31″E / 55.9987417°N 37.2103639°E / 55.9987417; 37.2103639
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Ministry of Sports

Ministry's seat in Moscow
Agency overview
FormedMay 2008
Preceding agency
  • Federal Agency of Sports (RFSA)
JurisdictionGovernment of Russia
HeadquartersKazakov Street 18, Moscow
55°59′55.47″N 37°12′37.31″E / 55.9987417°N 37.2103639°E / 55.9987417; 37.2103639
Annual budget75.8 billion roubles (2011 FY)[citation needed]
Minister responsible
Vladimir Putin and Minister of Sports Oleg Matytsin

The Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation (Russian: Министерство спорта Российской Федерации), often abbreviated as Minsport (Минспорт), is a ministry of the Government of Russia responsible for sports.

The Ministry of Sports oversees the implementation of government policy and regulation of sport, providing state services and federal funding for athletes, and also managing public property in the area of sport and physical fitness in Russia. The ministry was created by the Medvedev Government in 2008 as the Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy and has existed in its current form since May 21, 2012. It is headquartered at Kazakov Street 18 in Basmanny District, Moscow.

Oleg Matytsin has served as the Minister of Sports since 21 January 2020.


The Ministry is composed of two branches:

  • Department of Sports Development (Департамент государственной политики развития спорта высших достижений)
  • Department of State Policy in Sport (Департамент государственной политики в сфере физической культуры и спорта)


Soviet period[edit]

The State Committee for Sports and Physical Education of the USSR (Спорткомитет СССР, Комитет по физической культуре и спорту при Совете Министров СССР) was established in 1954 as the only governmental body responsible for the management of sports in the Soviet Union. The committee was a result of the merging of all the sports unions and national teams into one organization.[citation needed]


The State Committee for Sports and Physical Education of Russia (Госкомитет по ФКиТ; Госкомспорт России, Государственный комитет Российской Федерации по физической культуре и спорту) was created in 1991. It was the central governing body for Russian sports. The head of the committee was referred to as the Sports Minister. The committee was a federal executive organization that was responsible for the coordination and development of sports in Russia.[citation needed]

Since 2002[edit]

The Federal Agency for Sports and Body Culture (Федеральное агентство по физической культуре и спорту) was created in 2002 as the successor to the previous sports committee. It was dissolved on October 7, 2008, to be re-established with its current name.[citation needed]

Involvement in Russian doping scandal[edit]

An independent investigation led by law professor Richard McLaren found corroborating evidence that Russian Ministry of Sport and the FSB had operated a "state-directed failsafe system" using a "disappearing positive [test] methodology" (DPM) from "at least late 2011 to August 2015".[1]


Ministers of Sport[edit]

Heads of Sports Committee[edit]

Head of Hockey Department[edit]

Heads of Federal Sports Agency[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MCLAREN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION REPORT - PART I". World Anti-Doping Agency. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Former Olympic fencing champion becomes Russia's new sports minister". Russia Beyond The Headlines. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ Abushkin, Ruslan (16 May 2011). "Юрий Королев был избран в Зал Славы Международной хоккейной Федерации". Советский спорт (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-08-05.

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