Красноярская универсиада 2019 года

2-12 MARCH 2019

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    Maxim Urazov: "The best practices of the sports competitions in Taipei will be used for organization of the Winter Universiade 2019"

    On August 6, 2017 a press conference was held in the TASS informational agency, dedicated to the preparation for the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk. During the event, the participants discussed international experience and best practices of organization of the Summer Universiade, which took place in Taipei from August19 to 30.

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    The press conference was attended by the President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Oleg Matytsin and the Director General of the Executive Directorate of the 29th Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 Maxim Urazov.


    Oleg Matytsin believes that the Summer Universiade was held at the highest level: “The Games in Taipei - is a very major multi-sport event, where the level of competition met the international standards. So, two world records in archery and weightlifting were set at the competitions. The interest for these competitions was very high, 200 athletes - participants of the Olympics took part in the Games. I must note that many national teams considered these Games as a preparation to Tokyo-2020, which determined the success of athletes in many ways”.

    Besides that, FISU President emphasized an excellent level of cooperation between national and international sports federations, and the entire world community. Thus, Oleg Matytsin noted that the accumulated experience will be of great help in preparing the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk: “We need to apply Taipei's experience in attracting athletes from the major national teams on the Winter Universiade 2019. The Games should become the stage of preparing new sports stars, where the achievements and high sports results will be demonstrated”.


    Maxim Urazov told about the progress and areas of preparation to the next Games - the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk: “Today the infrastructure of the city is being actively prepared, more than thirty sports, medical and transport venues are being constructed and renovated. Starting from August and till the end of 2018 we plan to hold test events at the venues, in order to check facilities and staff, and to adjust the coordination. We must make major efforts to approach to the Winter Universiade 2019 in full readiness".


    The Director General of the Executive Directorate of the Winter Universiade 2019 also noted that an important part in organizing the Games is recruiting and training volunteers. About 7500 applications from 30 countries have already been submitted for participation in the volunteer programme.


    “By becoming a volunteer, participants will be able not only to acquire knowledge, skills and make new friends, but also to discover Russia, see comfortable and modern city - the center of Siberia. We continue collecting applications and will soon open a recruiting center,” - said Maxim Urazov.


    At the end of the press conference participants emphasized that holding the Games will provide new opportunities for Krasnoyarsk region and will leave legacy for organization of the major sports events.


    “Thanks to the Winter Universiade 2019, the region will reach a new stage of development, and also it will have the opportunities for our athletes to enter the world sports arena. Already now we are negotiating with the organizers of major sports tournaments in order to make Krasnoyarsk a venue for international events, the center of winter sports development” - concluded Maxim Urazov.


    We remind that the next Games will be held in Krasnoyarsk from March 2 to 12, 2019. More than three thousand young athletes from 50 countries will take part in the Winter Universiade 2019, they will compete for 73 sets of awards in 11 sports.

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