Healthy and strong people are the principal wealth in the Far North. That' why since the very beginning of the region's economic development the conditions were created for physical culture and health-improvement. Sports are very popular with the people of Yamal.

In the 1960s together with the traditional sports the new kinds of sports became prominent in Autonomous District: tourism, motor-cycle races, skating. Skiers Boris Istomin, Sergei Oblivin and Vitaliy Taratunin were the first who received the titles of the USSR Masters of Sport.

At present every town if Autonomous District has its sports complex with a large variety of sections and health-improvement groups meeting the requirements of grown-ups and children.