27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Tatarstan Artistic Gymnastics Individual Open Cup

The Tatarstan Artistic Gymnastics Individual Open Cup will be held at the Gymnastics Centre, Kazan on March 27-April 1, 2013.

150 athletes are expected to take part in the tournament. Among the competitors are Tatarstan’s most talented artistic gymnasts and members of the Russian national team such as Shamil Gatiyatov, Maxim Sinichkin, Mansur Zaripov (all are gold medallists at the 2012 Russian Artistic Gymnastics Championship), Insaf Idiyatullin (medal winner at the 2012 Spartakiade of Russian Federation Sports Schools), Marat Khabibullin (runner-up at the 2012 Spartakiade of Russian Federation Sports Schools). Tatarstan's national team will be challenged by top gymnasts from five federal districts: Volga, Central, Southern, Siberian and Urals, as well as by athletes of Moscow and St Petersburg.

64 judges will oversee the tournament.

Dear media representatives,

The following press facilities will be available to accredited members of the media at the competition venue for the period of the Tatarstan Artistic Gymnastics Individual Open Cup: a press centre, a press conference room, a mixed zone, press tribunes (press boxes), an interview room, photo positions.

Media accreditation
In order to get media accreditation for the Tatarstan Artistic Gymnastics Individual Open Cup, please submit an email enquiry to media.info@kazan2013.com until March 27, 2013. An application form will be sent in response to the enquiry; you will be required to complete one for each representative of your media outlet seeking accreditation and send these applications to the above-mentioned email address. The details on when and where accreditation badges will be issued will be later sent to email addresses specified in the application forms.

Press centre
The press centre is equipped in accordance with international requirements. It will comprise a workspace for journalists and photographers, each working area being connected to high-speed Internet service and power supply.
Plus, an info desk will operate at the press centre to provide journalists with information services; there will also be printers available for the media to print competition results and press releases.
The press centre will open two hours before the competitions and close four hours after the competitions end.

Mixed zones
According to the rules and regulations of FISU, a mixed zone will be set up in the competition venue to facilitate interactions between athletes and the media. Only accredited journalists will be given access to the mixed zone. Athletes and coaches will pass through the mixed zone after the competitions to answer questions from the media.
The general media access period is 3-5 minutes after the conclusion of competitions and lasts as athletes and coaches go through the mixed zone to their locker rooms. Journalists must not block athletes and coaches’ way to the exit.
The info desk at the press centre will take requests from the media for interviews in the mixed zone.

Press conferences
A press conference is scheduled to take place at the venue before the start of competitions, on 28 March 2013. The details on when and who will attend the press conference will be later sent to email addresses specified by media representatives in their application forms.

Photo positions
Accredited photographers will work from photo positions, i.e. designated and marked areas that offer optimal conditions for photo coverage and an unobstructed view of the field of play.

Athletes taking part in the tournament will be accommodated at the Universiade Village.

Universiade Village

 

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