27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Opening Сeremony of 27th Summer Universiade begins in Kazan

The solemn Opening Ceremony of the 27th Summer Universiade in the capital of Tatarstan began on the Kazan Arena Stadium. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin is present at the ceremony.

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The key arean of the premier university multi-sport event, that can seat 45,000 spectators, is filled completely. More than 13,000 athletes from 162 countries of the world participate in the 27th Summer Universiade, which will end on July 17.

The competitions in Kazan will become the most ambitious ones in the history of the Universiades. The multi-sport forum will feature 351 medal events in 27 sports (13 compulsory sports, plus 14 optional sports, included on the initiative of the host nation). The opening ceremony of the Universiade will last for three and a half hours.

«R-Sport», 20 July 2013