27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

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Nikolai Dolgopolov on conducting sports interviews
11.07.2013  09:53

President of the Federation of Sports Journalists of Russia Nikolai Dolgopolov came to Kazan to hold a class with the students of the International School of Sports Journalists U-media.

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Australian swimmer Abood: Swimming is my life
10.07.2013  23:00

On the first day of the swimming competition at the Universiade the Australian swimming team took silver in the freestyle relay 4x100m. The leader of the Australian team Andrew Abood gave his appraisal of the organization of the Universiade and shared the secret of his success.

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Kenji Kasahara: Japan hopes to remain in the medal tally top three”
10.07.2013  20:25

Deputy head of the Japanese delegation Kenji Kasahara summed up the preliminary results of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan.

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Ibrahim Cicioglu: Wrestling is my one and only love
10.07.2013  19:47

In anticipation of the start of the wrestling competition, FISU CT Chair for Wrestling, world-class Olympic judge Ibrahim Cicioglu spoke about his 25-year judging experience and the spiritual connection between him and the host city of the 2013 Summer Universiade.

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Luiza Sedova: I feel like I’m 18!
10.07.2013  17:30

Luiza Sedova was acknowledged as the elder volunteer of «Kazan 2013» team. She received the precious award from Mayor Ilsur Metshin. In an interview for kazan2013.com website, she explained why she has decided to become a volunteer, and also she shared her emotions and impressions about the award she received.

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Universiade silver medallist Alexei Fedorov: Most important is the desire to improve
10.07.2013  14:06

Russia’s silver medailist in the triple jump at the Universiade, Alexei Fedorov, talked about his performance at the world student games and what motivated him to new victories.

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Belt wrestler Sergey Pavlik: For victory at the Universiade I have skipped a lot of competitions
10.07.2013  12:07

Right after the award ceremony of the medallists in men’s classic style absolute, the Universiade’s strongest wrestler Sergey Pavlik talked about what helped him to win and whether competitions in absolute category are compulsory for fighters.

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Larisa Latynina: I’m delighted with the Russian gymnasts!
09.07.2013  14:51

Nine-time Olympic gymnastics champion, Larisa Latynina, assessed the performance of Russian athletes at the Universiade in Kazan.

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Hannah Whelan: I would like to have a clean competition at the Universiade
30.06.2013  09:12 Photo

With the 2013 Summer Universiade just around the corner, Hannah Whelan, a famous British gymnast, answered questions about her sports career, training, spare time and participation in the forthcoming World University Games.

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United States all-star student-athletes gear up for Summer Universiade
25.06.2013  12:01

"What is my greatest achievement in sports so far? If you give me a couple of weeks and maybe that will be winning the WUG?" Courtney Traxson, USA Volleyball Team

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