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Record number of countries to participate in Almaty Winter Universiade 0

Posted on April 05, 2016 by KazCham

Astana Calling

Fifty-four countries have signed up to participate in the Winter Universiade 2017 in Kazakhstan, a new record high for participating countries.

“The largest number of countries taking part in the International Student Games was registered in 2011 in Erzurum – 52 countries. We expect 2,000 athletes from 55 countries at the Winter Universiade in Almaty. Currently, 54 countries have been registered online,” noted head of the Organising Committee for the Winter Universiade Asset Abdualiyev.

Abdualiyev noted that the venues are 60 percent complete. For the first time, an athletes’ village is being built specifically for the Winter Universiade. He added, “After the experience of holding the seventh Asian Winter Games, the visa requirements for guests will be simplified. There will be 500 transport vehicles designated for the guests to get around the city, for which main and alternative routes have been developed.”

Almaty will become the first city to host the Winter Universiade in the Commonwealth of Independent States. This year, seven test events are going to be held to test the venues of the Winter Universiade 2017. (astanatimes.com)



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