Football (soccer) is the most watched sporting event and has the most followers in the world. According to official Fifa data, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was watched by three thousand two hundred million people on television.–2745549

Although the Fifa World Cup 2018 figures are not available, it is estimated that this number would have increased.


Kazán, Nizhni Nóvgorod

For many people names of Russian cities such as Kazan or Nizhny Novgorod, became much more known after being named venues of several of the 64 games played in the World Cup. And the history and development of ozone therapy is very linked to these two cities.

In Kazan, one of the venues of the World Cup, for the first time in Russia in 1876 scientific research was conducted on the influence of ozone on animal tissues. “Through the passage of ozone through subcutaneous cellular tissue channels, a vasoconstriction effect was first noticed followed by a vasodilatory effect, dehydration and inhibition of the peripheral nerves.”

In another Russian city of the World Cup venue, Nizhny Novgorod, was performed at the Academy of State Medicine in 1977, the first experiment, in a dog, of the intravenous administration of ozonated saline solution. Two years later, for the first time in the world, “an ozonized cardioplegic solution in the coronary system of a patient during the operation of a congenital heart lesion was administered.” Also in Nizhny Novgorod for the first time was performed “ozonization by artificial circulation of blood during the placement of a mitral valve prosthesis “in 1986.

Throughout these same years the ozonized saline solution was investigated and “methodological approaches for the parenteral application of ozonated solutions during the execution of transfusion therapies, the processing of conserved and proper blood of patients in the post-operative stage were developed, and after resuscitation. ”

Adriana Schwartz, Manual de Ozonoterapia Clínica, Medizeus – Soluciones Médicas, 2017, pp. 2-3.


In Nizhny Novgorod, where the only ozone therapy research center in the world operates, the 11th Russian Congress of Ozone Therapy and the 7th International Congress of IMEOF “Ozone, Reactive Oxygen Species, Nitric Oxide and High Intensive Physical Factors in Biology and Medicine” will take place in English and Russian  on September 19-21, 2018.


Ozone Therapy officially recognized

In Russia, the country of the 2018 World Football Cup ozone therapy is officially recognized and widely practiced in the public health sector.

Roberto Quintero et al., Ozone Therapy and Legislation – Analysis for its Regularization, 2nd updated and extended edition May 20, 2015, p. 22 et following.


San Petersburgo, Moscú

Surely many of one million of fans who attended the Russian World Cup drank water from ozonation plants, being the first built in St. Petersburg (other venue of the world cup) in 1911. In Moscow, where France was crowned world champion, since 1968 began the ozonization of water on a large scale in its East purification plant.

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