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28 September 2011 | in Multisports, Summer FISU World University Games

2013 SU Update: In Gratitude for Partnership

KAZAN - TheFISU Flag Relay organizers still receive letters of thanks from the regions of the Volga Federal District. The Volga Federal District stage of the FISU Flag Relay came to an end on September 22nd. The Kazan 2013 delegates visited 13 cities of the Volga Federal District; 28 higher education institutions signed a cooperation agreement with the Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate; 15 outstanding athletes were appointed Kazan 2013 Ambassadors; 13 ‘Flowers of the Universiade’ flowerbeds were constructed in the cities the Flag was relayed through to remind its citizens about their involvement in the preparations for the 2013 Summer Universiade.

Over 15,000 people took part in the ‘We Vote for PEACE!’ event, expressing their solidarity with Tatarstan youth’s aspiration for peaceful intercultural and international relations. 13 huge posters with wishes left for the Russian national team participating in the 2013 Games were collected by Kazan 2013 volunteers during the whole length of the FISU Flag Relay.

The ‘Universiade in Your City!’ train passed through 13 cities, leaving behind thousands of people inspired by the Universiade and ready to become part of Team 2013 and contribute to the staging of the Universiade inKazan. And the FISU Flag Relay delegates brought home a great number of gifts and souvenirs that will serve as a reminder of friendship between the regions.

«For a whole week we’ve been reliving the emotions left after the FISU Flag Relay’s arrival in our city. Students recall and retell each other presentations of Kazan and the Universiade. We liked to work with your team very much. You have a team of young and energetic people that have a clear understanding of what they do. Your stay in Saransk had a big impression on us, enabled us to sense the power of the Universiade and inspired us to work together», says the letter from the Nikolay Ogarev State University of Mordovia.

«We congratulate you on completing the longest route of the FISU Flag Relay! We want to thank Team 2013 for the adrenaline, energy boost, as well as for managing and successfully implementing such a grand project, enabling other regions of Russia to become directly involved in the Kazan Universiade. Good luck to you on the rest of the FISU Flag Relay route», says the letter sent by the Samara Region Youth Policy Agency.


(Source: Media Department of Kazan 2013 Executive Directorate)