Journal article Open Access
Gruza, Maria Sergeevna, Ishmuratova, Anna Maratovna, Dushkin, Oleg Anatolyevich, Voitovich, Denis Igorevich
The article discusses the historical aspects of the sports Universiades in Russia. It is shown that the Universiades have a significant impact on the development of youth sports in Russia, increase its international status and efficiency and create conditions for the formation of youth motivation to sports and recreational activities, taking into account its needs and interests. Particular attention is paid to the history of the Universiades, which should be a reliable pillar of the formation of national identity. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen the position of youth sports with the introduction of a system of grants for student-athletes-winners of the Russian student championships.