Kazan Digital
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Online and offline forum,
21-24 September 2021

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FINA Swimming
World Cup – Leg 4

Aquatics Palace,
28-30 October 2021

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European Short
Course Swimming
Championships

Aquatics Palace
November 2-7, 2021

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Special Olympics
World Winter Games
Kazan 2023

Kazan sports venues,
January 2023

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Russian National
Health and Fitness
Program

Social movement aimed at promoting grassroots
sports, improving the nation’s health and developing
human potential

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FINA Development Centre

Training and educational programs for athletes,
coaches and officials from around the world

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Olga Sloutsker: “We are for celebrating win of the personality over circumstances”
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IX International Sports Forum “Russia – Country of Sports” opened in Kazan
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Recruitment center for Volunteers of Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 opened in Kazan
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Results of the II Urban Games
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Olga Sloutsker: “We are for celebrating win of the personality over circumstances”

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IX International Sports Forum “Russia – Country of Sports” opened in Kazan

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FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy to be held in Kazan on sidelines of Russia – Country of Sports Forum

Пятая по счёту встреча FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy пройдёт в рамках IX Международного форума «Россия – спо

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Recruitment center for Volunteers of Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 opened in Kazan

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Results of the II Urban Games

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Second All-Russian Urban Games 2021
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IJF World Tour: Kazan Grand Slam 2021
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FINA Artistic Swimming World Series 2021 – Leg 3
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Russian Artistic Swimming Championships 2020
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Second All-Russian Urban Games 2021
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IJF World Tour: Kazan Grand Slam 2021
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Russian Artistic Swimming Championships 2020
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Russian Swimming Championships 2020

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About Directorate

The Directorate for Sports and Social Projects is the official organizer of major national and international sporting and other events in the city of Kazan and Republic of Tatarstan.

75 awards and commendations
62 international projects
12 years of professional activities
2009

Directorate foundation

On August 14, 2009, the Directorate commenced operations on the preparation for the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan.

 

  • Kazan lost its first bid to host the Universiade to the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
  • The bid was submitted for the second time, when Kazan received the majority of the votes from the FISU (International University Sports Federation) Executive Committee members, taking the win over the Spanish Vigo and South Korean Gwangju.
  • On August 14, 2009, the Executive Committee of the 27th Summer Universiade Kazan 2013 started operation.
2013

27th Summer Universiade

The Kazan Universiade was recognized by the world’s sports community as the best in the history of the international university Games.

 

  • 27 sports
  • 800,000 spectators
  • 11,000 participants
  • 160 countries
  • 351 sets of medals
  • 3 billion TV viewers
  • 19,970 volunteers
2014

Russian National GTO Health and Fitness Program

By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated March 24, 2014, the Russian National GTO Health and Fitness Program was revived. The Directorate was appointed the federal operator for implementing the GTO complex.

 

  • 2,638 testing centers across the country
  • 14,400,000 participants
  • 14 federal and 91 regional ambassadors
  • 4,230,000 pins awarded
2014

World Fencing Championships

Thanks to its experience in hosting major sporting events, Kazan was granted the right to host the international fencing tournament. Competitions were held with three types of weapons: foil, épée, and sabre.

 

  • 102 countries
  • Over 800 athletes
  • 12 sets of medals
  • 42 international judges and 79 national judges of various categories
  • 343 volunteers
2014

FINA High Diving World Cup

In the run-up to the 16th FINA World Championships 2015, the Directorate staged the first-ever High Diving World Cup.

 

  • 3 competition days
  • 35 athletes
  • 16 countries
  • 7 judges
  • About 1,000 spectators
2015

16th FINA World Championships

The championships were recognized by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) as the best in the history of such tournaments.

 

  • 2,413 athletes
  • 6 sports
  • 190 countries
  • 75 sets of medals
  • 6.8 billion TV viewers
  • 2,651 hours of live broadcast
2017

Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI)

The Directorate became a strategic partner of UNESCO in the implementation of the Kazan Action Plan unanimously adopted by representatives of participating countries.

 

  • 103 countries
  • 35 sport ministers and senior officials responsible for physical education and sport
  • 20 heads of international sports organizations
  • Over 700 participants
2017

Red Bull Air Race World Championships

The first Russian leg of the Red Bull Air Race series was held in the water area of the Kazanka River. The Directorate was also the organizer of the air show in the two following years.

 

  • 23 pilots
  • 15 participating countries
  • 240,000 spectators
  • 180 volunteers
  • 220 media representatives
  • TV broadcasts in 187 countries
2017

FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy International Volunteer Forum

FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy is a unique education platform where volunteers and members of national university sports federations share knowledge and experience in staging international sporting events. The forum is held annually.

 

  • Over 100 sports volunteers
  • Over 80 countries
  • 7 days of discussions, master classes, and sessions
2018

FIFA Fan Fest

Kazan was among the eleven Russian host cities of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ matches. A unique entertainment area was erected next to the Kazan Family Center specially for fans who came to Kazan from all over the world.

 

  • 26 days of operation
  • 808,081 visitors
  • 3,200 performers
  • 205 city volunteers working every day
  • 31,000 visitors on the day of the Russia vs Croatia match
2018

FINA Development Center

In September 2018, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) signed an agreement on establishing a center in Kazan in order to implement various FINA scholarship and development programs.

 

  • 30 holders of FINA scholarship program from 25 countries
  • 2 disciplines of athletes’ training (swimming and diving)
  • 4 FINA International Seminars for coaches and judges and 1 FINA School for artistic swimming judges
  • 143 participants of the FINA educational program
2019

45th WorldSkills Competition

The competition became Russia’s most large-scale international event in 2019.

 

  • Over 1,300 competitors
  • 63 countries
  • 56 skills
  • 1,304 experts
  • 3,500 volunteers
  • 272,000 spectators
2020

100th Anniversary of the Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (TASSR)

The Directorate was selected as the operator of the celebrations dedicated to the memorable date.

 

  • Over 14,000 events
  • 69 subjects of Russia, 45 municipal districts of the Republic of Tatarstan
  • 266 certificates for the 100th Anniversary of the TASSR trademark awarded
  • 3,000 commemorative coins issued
  • 4,500 venues built and restored
2020

First All-Russian Urban Games

The multisport festival, which was decided to make annual, was held in Russia’s largest URAM Extreme Park commissioned in the summer of 2020.

 

  • 800 athletes
  • 10 sports
  • 80 sets of medals
  • 8 fields of play
2021

Special Olympics Russia Winter Invitational Games

 

The Invitational Games were a test event in the lead-up to the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022.

 

  • 600 athletes from 36 regions
  • 6 sports
  • 4 venues
  • 490 volunteers
2021

First CIS Games

The idea of staging the CIS Games was put forward by the Russian Federation. The proposal was supported during the meeting of the Council of CIS State Leaders in Dushanbe on September 28, 2018.

 

  • Over 1,500 delegation members
  • Over 1,100 athletes
  • 400 judges and refrees
  • 181 medal events
  • 16 sports

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