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July 6-17 2013

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Directorate for Sports Projects takes part in Get a Child Ready for School event
30.08.2014  14:45 articles.open_video Photo

Republic Day for the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects was marked with the participation in the republic-wide event, titled 'Get a Child Ready for School'. This day the Kazan 2015 OC visited the block area in Parina Street to hand out new school bags containing basic back-to-school supplies to first graders living in the neighbourhood. The ceremony took place as part of the grand opening of an improved block area, which was attended by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. Chief of Staff and Deputy Director General of the Executive Directorate for Sports Projects Yana Khusainova was also present at the event and congratulated kids on Knowledge Day.

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Kazan Arena Stadium hosts first football match
17.08.2014  19:35 articles.open_video Photo

Rubin KAZAN and Lokomotiv MOSCOW met in the first football match ever held at the Kazan Arena Stadium, which had been built for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Shortly before the match, Russia's Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko and President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov unveiled the symbolic stele showing the stadium's status as a 2018 World Cup host venue.

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Valentin Balakhnichev: Kazan stadium is currently the best in Russia
24.07.2014  18:42 articles.open_video Photo

A press conference dedicated to the Russian Athletics Championships, which are underway in Kazan from July 23-26, was held in the Central Stadium today. Tatarstan's Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Rafis Burganov, President of the All-Russia Athletics Federation Valentin Balakhnichev and head coach of the Russian athletics team Valentin Maslakov attended the event and took questions from the press.

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Russia's best track and field athletes to contest medal in Kazan
22.07.2014  12:52

The IAAF World Junior Championships will be held in Kazan on July 23-26. The competition will take place in the Central Stadium. It is expected that up to 1,000 athletes and 250 team officials will participate in the event.

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Dates confirmed for 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships in Kazan
21.07.2014  17:48

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Council confirmed dates for the 2016 IAAF World Junior Championships in Kazan. The tournament will be held on July 19-24.

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Mintimer Shaimiev awarded special prize by International Fair Play Committee
19.07.2014  22:09 articles.open_video Photo

The State Counsellor of the Republic of Tatarstan received an award from the President of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) Jenő Kamuti.

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Tatarstan President receives Fair Play award
19.07.2014  17:23

President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov has been awarded a Fair Play commemorative medal. President of the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) Jenő Kamuti handed the trophy during a meeting in the Kazan Kremlin today.

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Olympic champions hold masterclasses for young athletes of Kazan
19.07.2014  15:22 articles.open_video Photo

Young aspiring athletes of Kazan were in for an Olympic treat as a number of masterclasses hosted by world famous Russian athletes were given today, July 19, in the sports capital of Russia. The classes took place as part of a series of Fair Play events scheduled to be held these days in the capital of Tatarstan.

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World Fencing Championships: Kovalev lands first gold for Russia
18.07.2014  20:52 Photo

The Russian sabre fencer adds first gold to the Russian national team's tally at the World Championships in Kazan.

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Training seminar to be held in Kazan for Tatarstan media
18.07.2014  14:54

A training seminar for students and sports media of Tatarstan, titled “The Media as the Tool for Shaping Principles of Fair Play”, will be held on July 19 as part of the Fair Play events. The organisers of the seminar are the FISU International Education Centre and Executive Directorate for Sports Projects. The target audience of the project includes Tatarstan media representatives and sports journalists of Kazan.

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