27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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Christian Unger, FIFA, "Kazan Arena is a gorgeous stadium."
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Joint delegation of FIFA and the Russia 2018 Organising Committee representatives visited Kazan Area Stadium within the first official inspection visit of 2018 FIFA World Cup™ Stadiums on October 16–23.

Krasnoyarsk can use the experience from hosting the Universiade in ...
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Kazan will share insights on hosting the World Student Games with Krasnoyarsk. The agreement was signed a few days ago during "Russia – a Sports Power" Forum held in Cheboksary. The document was signed by Maxim Urazov, General Director of Executive Directorate of Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, and Azat Kadyrov, General Director of ANO "Executive Directorate for Sports Projects".

Presentation of GTO Complex distinction badges took place during "R...
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In the first day of the forum "Russia – a Sports Power", the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects presented GTO Complex distinction badges. The presentation was opened by Minister of Sport of the Russian Federation, Vitaly Mutko.

World ice hockey stars and Ak Bars veterans play charity match in K...
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A charity match featuring the teams of world ice hockey stars and ice hockey veterans took place at the skating rink of the Sport Palace, Kazan. President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, made an appearance in the latter team.

Phil Esposito's stick to be put up for auction during Hockey Legend...
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A charity hockey game featuring the world ice hockey stars and the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov has collected a full house - the stands were full and busting minutes before the start of the match. The game was preceded by a pre-match press conference, which was attended by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov, Deputy Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects Farid Abdulganiev, organiser of World Stars hockey matches and former member of the US Olympic men's ice hockey team Scott MacPherson, Honoured Master of Sports of Russia (1993) and world champion (1993) Alexey Yashin.

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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...


Evgeny Kuznetsov
Athlete who won the first g...

Thanks to Kazan for receiving us so well. At last we earned a victory! I wanted it, I fought for it, I have traine...


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The participants were provided with comfortable living conditions and all necessary services (banking and post office services, a beauty salon, clothing and footwear repair shops, a laundromat, a supermarket and a souvenir shop).

Weather in Kazan

-11 °C light snow showers

Wind: west, 11.18 m/s
Humidity: 68.0%