Summer Universiade Kazan 2013

The history of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 started long before the upcoming official start. Kazan was announced as the host city for the 2013 Summer Universiade in Brussels on May 31st, 2008.

The 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan will be the first Universiade and even the first high-level multi-sport event in the modern history of Russia. The first Summer Universiade in Turin in 1959 featured 7 sports.

A little more than 50 years later Kazan sets the record in terms of the number of sports, since for the first time in the World University Games history, 27 sports will be represented in the Summer Universiade sports programme.

Summer Universiade 2013 is the remarkable event, festival of youth and sport, peace and joy, cultures and traditions which will take place in the hospitable city of Kazan. The Games will be the brightest sport event both for Russian and world university sport. The 2013 Summer Universiade will be staged from July 6th till July 17th, 2013.