On October 31, the spectacular sports and theatrical show "Legends of Sports. Olympic History" directed by Alexei Nemov took place. Bosco was the official partner of the event and the official outfitter of the participating athletes.
This year's "Legends of Sports" show was a tribute to the history of the Olympic Games from 1952 to 2016. Each performance was dedicated to different countries-hosts of the Summer Olympics. A realistic panorama of victories achieved by Soviet and Russian athletes unfolded in front of the audience. One of the performances unveiled the past, present, and future of Russian national sport.
The show featured champions of international gymnastics, Olympic champions, and future star athletes: Alexei Nemov, Elena Zamolodchikova, Aliya Mustafina, Oksana Chusovitina, Jordan Jovchev, Ekaterina Selezneva, Yana Kudryavtseva, Alexey Bondarenko, Maria Paseka, Daria Spiridonova, Seda Tutkhalyan, Tatiana Nabieva and many others, including the youngest athletes who are just beginning their careers.
The show was presented as an opening ceremony of the Olympic Games where various sports and arts meet on one stage: rhythmic gymnastics, aesthetic and air gymnastics, acrobatics and trampoline jumping, acrobatic rock and roll, breakdance, classical ballet, and modern choreography. Over 200 athletes from all over Russia took part in the show.
Prominent athletes performed to live performances by Tamara Gverdtsiteli, Valery Syutkin, Teona Dolnikova, Zara, Gleb Matveychuk, and Elmira Kalimullina. The song "Goodbye, Moscow" performed by Lev Leshchenko under the footage of the flying Mishka Bear, the mascot of the 1980 Olympics, was one of the most touching moments of the show.
Alexei Nemov addressed the audience: “In all times and eras, our gymnasts remained the strongest on the planet. The Olympics in Tokyo will start soon, and I am sure that they will bring us quite a few new victories and medals. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank our partners for their support and all the people who came to Luzhniki in a great mood. To our youngest spectators and participants, I want to say: believe in your dreams, go for them, despite all obstacles, and they will certainly come true.”
The theme of the Olympics is a subject near and dear to Bosco brand: in the brand’s collections, designers have repeatedly emphasized the theme of competitions, the spirit of Olympic victories, and a holiday ambiance. Bosco actively cooperates with sports organizations, supports Olympic athletes, and takes an active part in developing sports in Russia.