Interviews

Alzhan Zharmuhamedov

“I took part in Turin Universiade 1970 – the first major international event in my life. In the final we played against the team from USA which comprised students who already had signed with NBA. The game was hard and … Continue reading

Elizabet Tursynbayeva

“Of course, I would love to participate, but unfortunately, I was told, I can’t, because of my young age. I am not upset with that fact, because there are so many such competitions that I will take part in, in … Continue reading

Maksut Zhumaev

«There are plenty of new sports venues being built now. All of them meet international standards. We need to fill their lives after the Universiade 2017 and try to hold competitions of such world level as often as possible. In … Continue reading

Elena Khrustaleva

«Kazakhstan is a developing country. We can see a huge progress in sports and other areas. Hosting the Winter Universiade will affect positively to the development of sports infrastructure in the whole country. New sports venues are being built and existing ones … Continue reading

Serik Sapiev

“Much attention is paid to the infrastructure and development of sports in our country. In Kazakhstan, the winter sports have reached a high level of development. I believe that holding such a big sports events will bring much benefit to … Continue reading

Yuriy Melnichenko

“Universiade – it is the second largest sports event held in the world after the Olympics. The level of competition is very high, the best athletes from all over the world will compete in different disciplines.This is a great opportunity … Continue reading

Daniyar Eleussinov

“Our athletes are preparing very hard for upcoming competitions. They will be also participating in several sports tournaments until 2017. More than 2000 athletes from all over the world will come to fight for Universiade’s gold medal. Each athlete is … Continue reading