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The Games of the 2013 Summer Universiade

The Games of the 2013 Summer Universiade will open in 439 days from now and these days the host city, Kazan, Russia is welcoming the 2nd Technical Visit of the governing organisation, the International University Sport Federation (FISU). The FISU Supervision Committee and the Technical Chairs of the 26 sports on the 2013 Universiade program are checking the progress of the preparations at Tatarstan’s capital.

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov held a working meeting to discuss issues related to the construction progress of sports facilities and transport infrastructure supporting the 2013 Games. The meeting that took place in the Government House of the Republic of Tatarstan also saw Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Ildar Khalikov, Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin, heads of ministries, departments and contracting agencies responsible for the construction of the venues and transport infrastructure. As they go from the long and cold winter into spring and summer, the city of Kazan, called ”The Sports Capital of Russia” speeds up the progress on the constructions and reconstructions.

FISU Weightlifting Technical Chair Anikó Németh-Móra inspected and approved the proposed venues for Weightlifting, which – after Shenzhen 2011 – will feature for the 2nd time on the Summer Universiade program in Kazan. In her three days of intensive meetings with Kazan 2013 Weightlifting Competition Manager Rezeda Salahieva and Competition Director Rishat Mansyrov, the technical details have been cleared up and coordinated. In addition to making the Weightlifting competitions a highlight of the Universiade, it is also intended to leave a lasting legacy for the sport for Kazan’s Club which has given several champions to weightlifting and now serves as a training center for Russia’s youth lifters’ preparation under the hands of Master coach and Olympic Champion Nikolai Kolesnikov.