27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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Kazan to play host to major sporting events in years to come
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Sports projects due to be held in Kazan in the coming years were today on the agenda of the briefing at the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Tatarstan. Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rafis Burganov, and Director General of the Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate, Azat Kadyrov, met with journalists and briefed them on the sporting events that are soon to be hosted in the sports capital of Russia.

FREEBOOKS library expands collection

The free book exchange library, which has been recently opened in the Universiade Village, enjoys popularity among residents of the campus. The FREEBOOKS library is currently gathering momentum and it needs to expand its collection in order to meet the demand.

Badminton and Me competition launched ahead of INTERSPORT European ...

The Badminton and Me competition was announced in the lead-up to the INTERSPORT European Championships (European Badminton Championships), which are due to be held in the Gymnastics Centre, Kazan on April 23-27. If you are a badminton fan and you want to get gifts autographed by top badminton players, this contest is for you. To enter the competition, all you need is to take a photo related to the Badminton and Me topic, post it on Instagram with the hashtag #bdmkzn2014 and to attend the tournament.

Ildar Khalikov presents awards for staging best Summer Universiade
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The Russian Federation National Awards and state awards of the Republic of Tatarstan were presented today, April 15, in the Government House of the Republic of Tatarstan to all those who contributed to a successful staging of the 27th World University Summer Games. The ceremony was hosted by Tatarstan Prime Minister Ildar Khalikov.

Kazan announced as host city for 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships

Kazan has proved its status as one of the world's sports cities as it was chosen to play host to yet another major sporting event. During the meeting in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, the IAAF Council decided that the Russian city will be the host of the 2016 edition of the IAAF World Junior Championships.

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Andy Hibbert
Chef de Mission for Team GBR

All people we came across during the Universiade were very friendly and kind. Most citizens of Kazan speak English...


Evgeniya Kanaeva
Kazan 2013 Ambassador

Surely, the Universiade will give a strong impetus to sports development in the country. I think that the fact we ...


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55 first aid teams, 148 sport doctors, 1,350 medical staff and 635 medical volunteers were enlisted to provide medical assistance for the athletes.

Weather in Kazan

+18 °C mostly cloudy

Wind: west, 8.94 m/s
Humidity: 49.0%