27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013

Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship

The Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship will take place at the Aquatics Palace on April 23-27, 2013. The competition is organised by the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Synchronised Swimming Federation, and the Executive Directorate of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in the city of Kazan.

250 synchro swimmers, among them double Olympic champion Svetlana Romashina and repeat world champion Svetlana Kolesnichenko, are expected to take part in the championship. The Moscow Region squad, which is also competing in the tournament, will feature first-string members of the junior national team.

45 judges will officiate the competition.

Spectator admission is free.

For the first time in the history of World University Games, synchronised swimming was included in the 2013 Summer Universiade programme as an optional sport. The Russian Championship is a test event ahead of the Games.

Dear media representatives,

The following press facilities will be available to accredited members of the media at the competition venue (Aquatics Palace, Chistopolskaya St) for the period of the Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship: a press centre, a press conference room, a mixed zone, press tribunes (press boxes), photo positions.

Media accreditation
We invite you to take part in the media coverage of the Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship and remind those who haven’t applied yet that the accreditation process is still on. In order to get media accreditation, please submit an email enquiry to media.info@kazan2013.com until April 19, 2013. An application form will be sent in response to the enquiry; you will be required to complete one for each representative of your media outlet seeking accreditation and send these applications to the above-mentioned email address. The details on when and where accreditation badges will be issued will be later sent to email addresses specified in the application forms.

Press centre
The press centre is equipped in accordance with international requirements. It will comprise a workspace for journalists and photographers, each working area being connected to high-speed Internet service and power supply. Plus, an info desk will operate at the press centre to provide journalists with information services; there will also be printers available for the media to print competition results and press releases. The press centre will open two hours before the competitions and close two hours after the competitions end.

Mixed zones
According to the rules and regulations of FISU, a mixed zone will be set up in the competition venue to facilitate interactions between athletes and the media. Only accredited journalists will be given access to the mixed zone. Athletes and coaches will pass through the mixed zone after the competitions to answer questions from the media.
The general media access period is 3-5 minutes after the conclusion of competitions and lasts as athletes and coaches go through the mixed zone to their locker rooms. Journalists must not block athletes and coaches’ way to the exit.
The info desk at the press centre will take requests from the media for interviews in the mixed zone.

Press conferences
A press conference is scheduled to take place at the venue right before the competitions opening ceremony on 23 April 2013. The details on when and who will attend the press conference will be later sent to email addresses specified by media representatives in their application forms.

Photo positions
Accredited photographers will work from photo positions, i.e. designated and marked areas that offer optimal conditions for photo coverage and an unobstructed view of the field of play. Photographers and cameramen working near the swimming pool must wear special vests at all times while in a venue. 

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Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship ends in Kazan
26.04.2013  22:24 – Sport articles.open_video Photo

Moscow grabs two gold medals and Lilia Nizamova takes silver - here's the summary of the final day of the Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship.

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Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship: Day 2 summary
25.04.2013  22:51 – Sport articles.open_video Photo

Two medal events - the duet and group free routines - took place on an action-packed second day of competition at the Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship.

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Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship: Results of Day 1
24.04.2013  21:18 – Sport articles.open_video Photo

There were three gold medals up for grabs on Day 1 of the Russian Synchronised Swimming Championship in Kazan.

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