Flag for luckJuly 07
Many athletes bring to the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan not only flags of their country, but also flags of their cities.
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.
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.
The European Judo Union (EJU) and Russian Judo Federation wrapped up their inspection visit to Kazan on November 6.
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.
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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