Delegates from 25 countries participating in the Winter Universiade-2017 arrived in Almaty. The delegates will get acquainted with the conditions created in the city for the World Student Games. During three days, they will visit all the sports arenas, as well as a specially constructed athletes’ village, and will inspect the entire urban infrastructure related to the upcoming event. 55 countries with more than 2,000 athletes had officially confirmed their participation in the Universiade-2017 by now. And these figures are not final - the application process is still underway.
OLEG MATYTSIN, PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SPORTS FEDERATION (FISU):
The world is not stable nowadays. And our project will bring people together to demonstrate unity of peoples, in spite of religious, linguistic and national differences. The world and sport must unite people.
KAIRAT ZAKIRYANOV, PRESIDENT OF STUDENT SPORTS FEDERATION OF KAZAKHSTAN:
Almaty city can become an example of organizing and hosting the Winter Universiade, because we have all the conditions for it.