Games of the Future

Venues of Kazan,
21 February – 3 March 2024

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BRICS Sports Games Kazan

Venues of Kazan,
11–23 June 2024

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Russian National
Health and Fitness

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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Results of the day at Games of the Future, February 28
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Fraternal victory: tricks and emotions of the decisive day in Phygital BMX

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Results of the day at Games of the Future, February 28


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Phygital Games 10 | Anniversary Games
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Moscow format of consultations on Afghanistan
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XIX Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
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Phygital Games 9 | MOBA и MLBB
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Phygital Games 10 | Anniversary Games
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Moscow format of consultations on Afghanistan
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XIX Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
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Phygital Games 9 | MOBA и MLBB
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Urban Games


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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.

over 130 projects
over 70,000 volunteers
14 years of experience

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year of Native Languages ​​and National Unity

The Directorate acted as a chief coordinator of events aimed at preserving native languages, developing public education and strengthening ethnic and cultural affiliation.


  • Over 9,000 events
  • 3 million visitors
  • 25 nationalities live in Tatarstan
  • 56.6% of children are educated in their native language in the republiс

Solidarity Games

The Games are aimed at developing aquatic sports and strengthening traditionally established friendly ties between the participating countries.


  • 3 stages
  • 2 competition venues
  • 8 tournaments
  • 3,058 athletes
  • 30 nations

Phygital Games

From September to December 2022, Kazan held a series of competitions in anticipation of an innovative and grandiose event known as Games of Future. These competitions included the following disciplines:
Phygital Football, Phygital Basketball, Beat Saber, Drone Race, Phygital Race, Phygital MMA and Phygital Hockey.


  • 7 disciplines
  • 110 participants
  • 4 venues
  • 315 volunteers

Forum for 50th Anniversary of Convention Concerning Protection of World Heritage

A declaration stating the participants’ resolve to form a fair, representative and geographically balanced UNESCO World Heritage List was formed following the results of the Forum.


  • 9 events
  • 1700 participants
  • 7 venues

United Games by the Special Olympics rules

In January 2023, Kazan played host to the first large-scale competitions of new format for people with intellectual disabilities. The Games featured events in both summer and winter sports.


  • 4 competition days
  • 14 sports venues
  • 18 sports
  • 2,177 participants
  • 9,000 spectators

XIV International Economic Forum “Russia – Islamic World: KazanForum”

Tatarstan has become the main platform for economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and the countries of the Islamic world.


  • 16,223 participants
  • 706 media representatives
  • 150 sessions
  • 4 days