The Winter Universiade 2017 in Almaty
The Universiade – an international multi-sport event which is organised for university athletes – is held under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Students of all levels graduating the year before the Universiade and who are between the ages of 17 and 28 can take part in the competitions.
Kazakhstan has been participating in the Universiade since 1993. More than 700 participants have attended, with 125 medals having been won so far.
On November 29, 2011, FISU announced that Almaty was going to be the city hosting the 28th Winter Universiade in 2017. Kazakhstan is the first among CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries to host the Winter Universiade.
The Key Facts:
The 2017 Universiade will take place in Almaty from 29 January till 8 February.
The Organising Committee of the 28th Winter Universiade is chaired by the Deputy Prime Minister...