27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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GTO visual identity design contest launched

The Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation and Executive Directorate for Sports Projects announced an open call for entries for the best visual identity design contest for the Ready for Labour and Defence health and fitness programme. The contest kicks off on November 20 and will run for a month, until December 20. The deadline for entries is December 8. The goal of the contest is to create a visual look of the GTO complex which reflects cultural values of a healthy lifestyle and benefits of physical activity for Russian people. The visual look must be associated with such notions as 'physical fitness', 'strength', 'healthy lifestyle', 'drive for victory', 'development and progress', 'homeland', and 'success'. The prize fund amounts to 1 million rubles. In case several winners are selected, the prize money will be distributed equally amongst them.

Kazan 2013 volunteer programme experience presented in Moscow

Experience of implementing volunteer programmes at major international sporting events was discussed during last week's volunteer management seminar in Moscow. The event brought together representatives of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The Kazan delegation was represented by Deputy Minister of Education of the Republic of Tatarstan, Larisa Sulima, Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects, Azat Kadyrov, and Deputy Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects, Alexander Karpov.

Michal Vachun: Kazan is ready to host international judo events
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The European Judo Union (EJU) and Russian Judo Federation wrapped up their inspection visit to Kazan on November 6.

IAAF inspection team wraps up its visit to Kazan

IAAF's first inspection visit in the build-up to the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships concluded today in Kazan. Its main goal was to inspect the Central Stadium, the host venue for the athletic competition. "The most important thing for us at this stage is to check everything about the sports venue, its equipment, its preparation and further Class One Certification as required by the level of the competition since the junior championships are a major event in the IAAF calendar of events. We've already conducted a preliminary analysis and we don't see any obstacles; we plan to make maximum use of the Universiade infrastructure," said Secretary General of the All-Russian Athletics Federation Mikhail Butov.

Kazan may host European Judo Championships

Delegates of the European Judo Union (EJU) will pay an inspection visit to Kazan on November 5-6. This visit is part of EJU's series of inspection tours to each of the candidate cities bidding to host the 2016 European Judo Championships. The host city will be announced at the EJU Ordinary Congress in Dubrovnik (CRO) on November 29.

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Alexander Sladkovsky
Kazan 2013 Ambassador, arti...

When I was 14, I was lucky to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow. All of a sudde...


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...


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525 comfortable buses and 1,051 passenger cars transported Universiade athletes and guests to and from various sporting venues.

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