Winter Universiade 2019 experience will be used to host the 2023 Summer World University Games

The Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation and the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects (Kazan) signed a trilateral cooperation agreement with the organizers of the 2023 Summer World University Games, which will be held in Yekaterinburg. The agreement was signed by Sergey Ladyzhenko, Director General of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation, Maxim Denisov, Head of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects in Kazan, and Alexander Chernov, Head of the Executive Direction “Universiade 2023”.

In accordance with the agreement, the specialists who were involved in organizing and delivering international student games in Krasnoyarsk and Kazan express their intention to cooperate with the Directorate of the 2023 Summer World University Games in order to share experience and knowledge with the organizers of the upcoming Games. Representatives of the Yenisey Siberia Development Corporation and the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects are ready to assist in the preparation for the University Games, including consulting on different issues, providing necessary documents, as well as giving recommendations on the main areas of preparation, such as sports program, timekeeping systems, functioning of the main operations centre, interaction with sports delegations and other areas.

It is expected that cooperation within the framework of the trilateral agreement not only will allow the 2023 Summer World Student Games to be successfully held, but will also contribute to the popularization of student sports in Russia and to the promotion of the healthy lifestyle.

Winter Universiade 2019 is the first winter University Games in the history of Russia, which a record number of countries participated in. Athletes from 58 countries competed for awards in 11 sports over the course of 11 days. Competitions and cultural events of the Winter Universiade 2019 were attended by more than 320 thousand spectators and fans. According to the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the XXIX Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk was one of the best in the history of FISU.