Farewell words to the Universiade-2017

The athletes leaving the Athletes village have shared their impression about the winter students Games.

Today about half of the Universiade participants are leaving Almaty, the other part is leaving tomorrow. Guest hurry to buy the last souvenirs: magnets, Universiade branded clothes and Kazakh sweeties. At the close of the Universiade the athletes are enthusiastic to talk.

“We had a lot of fun. We like the Universiade and especially the fact that we were equal at the competition. We are the same despite the country we represent, this feeling brings us together, - said the American athletes. We’d like to say special thanks to the volunteers. They helped a lot, - the American are smiling and giving hugs the girls in green coats.

 “We have good impressions about the competitions and the city as well. Almaty is a beautiful city. We are bringing back home many souvenirs to remember Kazakhstan and Universiade-2017. I was impressed by a welcome: at five a.m. the volunteers were so happy and smiley and it lifted our moods, -commented the Ukrainian athletes.

 “We actually enjoyed the Universiade. The organization was done on a high level. All people here were welcoming and friendly. It was a pleasure to compete here, - pointed out the athletes from Slovakia.

 “We’ve got a sea of emotions, - said the Russian athletes. – We like everything here, particularly our life in the Athletes village where we’ve been living as one big family. 

“Everything is well prepared and the level is just the same as at the Olympic Games. We’d like to come back, - said the athletes from Sweden. 

The German athletes are singing the songs with the volunteers the farewell songs.

The guests are saying good bye to each other, to the volunteers and to the exciting sportive life at the Athletes village.