Decathlon is a French company specializing in the design, manufacture and retail of sporting goods for more than seventy sports. The company owns the Decathlon brand (Decathlon), as well as more than twenty brands, each of which is “responsible” for a particular sport. As of December 2015, the company controlled about a thousand stores around the world, of which three hundred were in France.
The first store of the company in Russia was opened in 2006 in Moscow, in the Moscow Region, on the 84th kilometer of the Moscow Ring Road, between Altufevskoye and Dmitrovskoye Shosse. By the end of 2017, fifty-three stores under the Decathlon brand were operating in the country.