27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Quotes

Mutko

Vitaly Mutko

Russia's Minister of Sport

I am confident that the 27th World University Summer Games will hugely contribute to developing and promoting university sports.


Minnikhanov

Rustam Minnikhanov

President of Tatarstan

The Universiade will give an incentive to the increase in the inflow of foreign tourists and visitors to Kazan.


Gallien

Claude-Louis Gallien

FISU President

The Universiade is more than just two weeks of sport, it is the years of hard work. Quite possibly, the Games in Kazan will be the best in the history of the mankind and definitely the best in your lives. 


Putin

Vladimir Putin

President of Russia

We did everything possible to ensure that the participants in this celebration of sport feel at home and can withstand the grueling intensity of the competitions and the difficult struggle


Medvedev

Dmitry Medvedev

Prime Minister of Russia

I think that the Universiade in Kazan was a worthy prelude for the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.


Minnikhanov

Rustam Minnikhanov

President of the Republic of Tatarstan

The Universiade was a school for us, where we have been learning. The Universiade project has been successful. Our country needed it, it brought us all together.


Gallien

Claude-Louis Gallien

President of FISU

The Universiade is courage. The courage Kazan has displayed in contributing to the implementation of the project. The Universiade is will power. Kazan proved to the entire world that it can become the centre of Russian sport. 


Gallien

Claude-Louis Gallien

President of FISU

Kazan won the bid to host the Universiade. We cannot say that, quite possibly, this is the greatest Universiade ever held, this is indeed the greatest Universiade ever held. 


Matitsin

Oleg Matytsin

FISU 1st Vice-President, President of Russian Student Sports Union (RSSU)

The nation hosting the 2013 Games did everything possible to make sure that participants feel the Olympic spirit. Our common goal is to ensure mutual understanding between young people belonging to different countries of the world. 


Sharafutdinov

Maksim Sharafutdinov

Kazan 2013 Ambassador, news anchor, journalist

I feel very sorry that the Universiade has ended. It was an amazing time. Kazan has changed, it has become new, completely different.