Interviews

Rafaella Tapaki: It’s great to be a volunteer!

Rafaella Tapaki, an amateur figure skater, was a volunteer at the 2013 Universiade in Kazan. Now she is assisting the organizers of the 28th World Winter Universiade in Almaty. Continue reading

Zdenek Hrastecki: It was a big experience for us

Alpine skiing is very popular sport in Czech Republic. Probably that’s why alpine skiers from this country performed well at the Universiade. Despite the fact that the Czech team did not win many medals it is still looked strong and stable. Our speaker is-the head coach of the Czech team in alpine skiing-Zdenek Hrastecki. Continue reading

The head coach of Kazakhstan’s cross-country team, Alexander Batyakin, summed up his team’s performance at the 2017-Universiade

The men’s 30km classic style mass start race was the final one for Kazakh cross-country skiers at the Winter Universiade. The head coach of the Kazakh team, Alexander Batyakin, summed up his performance and talked about future plans. Continue reading

Dmitriy Rostovtsev: I will drink a glass of champagne for the victory.

Three times winner of the Universiade-2017 Dmitriy Rostovtsev from Russia doubted his success. Continue reading

Shymbulak is ready to host major sporting events

We met with the senior venue manager, Andrey Obyskalov, on the last day of the alpine skiing event. Naturally, we talked about how alpine skiing races, technical issues and the logistics behind the races. Continue reading

The Chilean slopestyler is impressed by peaks of Zailiskiy Alatau.

The best ski resort “Shymbulak” in Almaty impressed the Chilean snowboarder Inaqui Irarrazaval but steep slopes of Zailiskiy Alatau did not leave him indifferent. Continue reading

Oliwia Gawlica, short track speed skating athlete from Poland: Kazakhstan’s athletes are very strong

Oliwia Gawlica, a short track speed skating athlete from Poland made it to the semifinal in one of the races. After having finished her performance in the Universiade, she shared her impressions. Continue reading