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21 June 2018 | in Winter Universiade

56 Countries look to compete at Winter Universiade 2019

56 countries expressed their willingness to compete at the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019, which will take place in Krasnoyarsk on March 2 - 12, 2019. This total number of teams would almost hit the record Winter Universiade in history.



In March this year, Krasnoyarsk 2019 organisers sent official invitations to the foreign countries. Since the registration campaign began, the organisers received official applications from 56 countries, including Australia, Austria, Argentina, Chile, China, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Turkey, the UK, the USA, among many others. At that the record number of participating countries over the history of Winter Universiades belongs to the most recent Winter Universiade, the 28th edition which took place in Kazakhstan where 57 national sports delegations competed.



The National University Sports Federation (NUSF) registration campaign on attraction of participants of the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 is going on. In late June, a Universiade presentation holding is planned for the diplomatic representatives of the countries that have not decided on their participation yet. The access to the accreditation system that accepts data from delegations will stop on February 2, 2019. After that, the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 participating countries final list will be made, including the countries that confirmed the arrival of their delegates to the Games in Krasnoyarsk.



‘We invite everyone to take part in the Winter Universiade 2019, hosted by Russia for the first time. During the Winter Universiade 2019, Krasnoyarsk will become not only the main platform of sports competitions but also a place for the formation of the new alliances and partnerships. I am positive that we will deliver the friendliest Games ever, we will show our hospitality and cordiality, giving our guests the vivid impressions,’ emphasised Maxim Urazov, the Director General of the Krasnoyarsk 2019 organising committee.

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It’s worth noting that the national teams’ accreditation for the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 is a multistage process. First, the national team representatives are granted access to their user accounts, where 56 countries already confirmed their participation in the competitions. In May 2018, the second registration stage opened: now, the teams are uploading the data into the accreditation system featuring the number of officials and athletes who are planning to come to Krasnoyarsk, and choose the sports disciplines as well, which they are going to compete in. After the successful registration, the sports delegates will go through the final stage of accreditation for the competitions and will be granted access to the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 facilities. In October 2018, a HOD Meeting of the countries registered for the Winter Universiade is scheduled in Krasnoyarsk on October 2018.