Ufa is famous for its athletes. Ufa hockey club “Salavat Yulaev” is one of the strongest clubs in Russia and Europe. Speedway is traditionally well developed in Ufa. All-Russia bike rides take place here. There is also an excellent biathlon complex with international “A” category.

Ufa is a capital of major international sports events: in September 2013 Summer Biathlon World Championship took place in Ufa; from December 26, 2012 to January 5, 2013 the city hosted U20 World Hockey Championship; in February-March 2013 Ufa hosted International Children’s Winter Games.