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Universiade ready to start with record numbers in weightlifting

The 27th edition of the Summer Universiades, the biggest ever, will be kicked off officially tonight at the Opening Ceremony at Kazan, Tatarstan’s capital (Russia). With 27 sports on the program in 40 venues – many of them brand new – and the Universiade Village accommodating about 13,000 participants, the Universiade is the biggest sports event in the world this year.

Weightlifting has already had its technical meetings and after the verification of entries a fantastic new record of 50 countries feature in the Start List with 253 athletes.

Competitions start on 7th July and will run through 12th July 2013 at the AK-Bure Sports Complex.