27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Interesting facts


A total of 1 billion people watched the Opening Ceremony on TV, while 1.5 billion people worldwide watched the Closing Ceremony. Overall, over 3 billion people watched the Universiade.


During the Games, full-fledged information support was rendered by the Kazan 2013 Call Centre and the Games portal online. A total of 104,512 calls were received on the hot line.


67 Universiade records were set in Kazan in 4 different sporting events, with 39 of them being set by Russian athletes (4 in athletics, 19 in weightlifting, 12 in swimming and 4 in shooting).


McDonald’s opened a fast food outlet in the Main Restaurant.


The Opening and Closing Ceremonies were attended by 1,949 high-ranking officials, including President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, and the Chairman of the Government of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev.


19,970 people made up the Kazan 2013 volunteer team, including representatives of 29 volunteer centres from 37 regions across Russia and 38 countries across the world.


The Games were attended by roughly 35 representatives from various international federations and foreign ambassadors (from Canada, the USA, Austria, Iran, Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Finland, Kazakhstan and others).


The main cultural venue in the city was the Universiade Park which was visited by 262,200 people from July 4th through the 17th.


The greatest number of tickets was sold on July 10th and 11th (33,000 and 42,000, respectively).


Volunteers performed more than 40 separate jobs including: accompanying teams (as attachés), helping out spectators, translating, working at information desks, in the public relations office, accrediting journalists, working in the medical centre, organising transportation, finding accommodation for delegations, etc.