27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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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.

Kazan accepts SportBusiness International's Best Newcomer award

Kazan was announced as the Best Newcomer at the SportBusiness International Ultimate Sports Cities Awards, the internationally recognised and longest established rankings of the world’s top sports hosts, which took place today, April 10, on the sidelines of the SportAccord International Convention in Belek, Turkey. The Tatarstan capital was acknowledged for its efforts in hosting the best World University Summer Games ever and planning other international sporting events.

Kazan gets ready to host more international sporting events

Director General of the Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate, Azat Kadyrov, had meetings today with heads of international sports federations on the sidelines of the SportAccord International Convention, which takes place in Belek, Turkey between April 6 and 11.

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Claude-Louis Gallien
FISU President

The Universiade is more than just two weeks of sport, it is the years of hard work. Quite possibly, the Games...


Vitaly Mutko
Russia's Minister of Sport

I am confident that the 27th World University Summer Games will hugely contribute to developing and promoting univ...


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According to media monitoring during the Universiade, the Games were cited in a positive manner 32,218 times and negatively 360 times in the regional, federal and international media.

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