27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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Sergey Frolov: True champion should have great strength of will
12.07.2013  22:00

Sergey Frolov, the bronze medallist from Ukraine, after the 1,500m freestyle swimming event, told how he organises his training day and what he predicts for the Universiade champions.

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Nurislam Gilmutnidov: The Universiade has been full of the spirit of tolerance
12.07.2013  21:19

Chief Advisor to the President of the Republic of Tatarstan on Interaction with Religious Faiths Nurislam Gilmutnidov talks about the Religious Center at the Universiade Village and the spirit of tolerance that is being felt at the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan.

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Lev Rossoshik: International schools for journalists should be mandatory
12.07.2013  20:18

A briefing for the organisers of the Summer Universiade 2013 on the topic of 'International School U-Media – a breakthrough in the media environment' took place on July 12 at the Main Media Centre, located at the Kazan Arena Stadium. Lev Rossoshik, one of the more well-known participants at the briefing and the vice-president of the Federation of Sports Journalists in Russia, answered some questions about the project.

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A little goes a long way
12.07.2013  20:05 Photo

Athletes from the Universiade's smallest delegations in number chatted with interviewer Victoria Abdullina of the U-media International School of Sports Journalism. Russia is represented at the 2013 Summer Universiade by 688 athletes, China by 295 and the U.S. by 289. But let's not forget about the small countries whose delegations consist of fewer than 10 people. They include Barbados, Virgin Islands, Bermuda and Congo.

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Taylor Pischke: We’ve got a good experience at the Universiade
12.07.2013  17:45

Canadian volleyball player Taylor Pischke in pair with Melissa Humana-Paredes described her impressions after the semi-final match with the Russian duet Evgenia Ukolova/Ekaterina Khomyakova. In this event, Russians won with a score of 2-0 (21:18, 21:19).

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Basketball player Heslip: Team of Canada is set to win tournament at Universiade
12.07.2013  16:26

The defender of the Canadian team Brady Heslip after a sensational victory over the U.S. team in the last match of the group stage shared his feelings of success.

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Irina Tarasova: Victory was gained hard because of problems with health
12.07.2013  11:29

Irina Tarasova won the Summer Universiade 2013 gold in shot put. She told about her impressions to the representatives of the media.

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Tutor Andrei Picl: Project U-Media is programme for young reporters
12.07.2013  11:26

During preparations for the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan a unique international school was set up for young sports journalists called U-Media. A participant in the programme, Alsu Mannapova, did her first interview in English with Andrei Pisl, a tutor at U-Media.

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Zaripova: In terms of emotional tension, the Universiade start was more difficult than the Olympic one
11.07.2013  14:01

Yulia Zaripova, the London Olympic champion, steeplechase world champion, Tatarstan track and field athlete who won the Universiade yesterday, admitted that today’s start was more difficult for her than the Olympic one.

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Savchenko: The Universiade is an event where I was so eager to win
11.07.2013  13:59

The Summer Universiade 2013 women's pole vault champion Anastasia Savchenko confided that this victory was very important for her.

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