27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Zemfira, Garik Sukachev and Dina Garilova to perform at Universiade Closing Ceremony

The Universiade Closing Ceremony will take place on Wednesday evening, at the Kazan Arena Stadium in Tatarstan’s capital.

Organisers of the World University Games are refusing to disclose the details of the celebration, but they promise that the spectacle will be grandiose and will be no less special than the Opening Ceremony, which took place on July 6th and amazed many spectators. “The show will be no less spectacular than the opening.  The team of directors are calling it “The Party Where Dreams Come True.” The closing of the Games will differ from the opening in its approach. Spectators will see performances by famous artists Garik Sukachev, Sergei Lazarev, Nyusha, Timur Rodriguez, Elmira Kalimullina, Dina Garipova, Yolka, Zdob si Zdub, Bi-2, Kasta, Mummiy Troll and Serebro. The ceremony will conclude with a performance by the singer Zemfira,” said Deputy Director General of the Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate Igor Sivov. In his words, the ceremony will be filled with memorable episodes and anyone who wants can take part, as the ceremony will involve social media users throughout. Along with a procession of athletes, it was also decided to hold a parade of volunteers, who were an integral part of the Universiade. No more tickets to the Closing Ceremony are left, although those who want to come along haven’t given up, and are willing to buy tickets from unofficial dealers, despite warnings from the Universiade Organising Committee.  “There are no tickets to the Closing Ceremony. We sold out a year ago, so they’re long gone. We have many reserved seats, which we’re currently committed to holding these seats for pre-paying customers and businesses,” said Sivov.

In all, 45,000 people will attend the ceremony. Delivery of people to the Kazan Arena Stadium will be the same as at the Opening Ceremony – special shuttle services from four points in the city, and additional buses on the routes which pass the stadium. At the end of the event there will be 260 buses going in seven different directions. An additional 30 trams will run to Solnechny Gorod and the railway station, and the metro will operate until 15 00 in the morning rather than midnight, according to R-Sport.

The 27th Summer Universiade runs from 6th to 17th July. These World University Games are the most large-scale in history – 351 were competed for in 27 types of sport. The Russian team led the medal table from the first day at their home Games, and broke not only their own record, but the overall Universiade record for the number of medal-winning athletes from one country.



R-Sport, July 17