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Russia: Putin opens 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk02:29

Russia: Putin opens 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk

Russian Federation, Krasnoyarsk
March 2, 2019 at 15:00 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a welcome address at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Saturday.

The Russian leader said that “thousands of athletes from dozens of countries” will “demonstrate their skills, power, speed, hardiness, and, of course, will to win, strong character and respect for their rivals.”

Putin went on to say that the participants of the Universiade will remember “these days” for the rest of their lives.

The Russian president also mentioned the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, 2014 Sochi Olympic Games as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has having been organised and held “not just at a decent but at the highest level.”

Putin expressed his “sincere gratitude” to all the athletes and coaches for a “common commitment to the ideals of sport” and “readiness to follow its best traditions.”

The 2019 Winter Universiade is an international student and youth competition, which is scheduled to take place from March 2–12, 2019 in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk. This is the first time the event takes place in Russia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a welcome address at the opening ceremony of the 2019 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk, Saturday.

The Russian leader said that “thousands of athletes from dozens of countries” will “demonstrate their skills, power, speed, hardiness, and, of course, will to win, strong character and respect for their rivals.”

Putin went on to say that the participants of the Universiade will remember “these days” for the rest of their lives.

The Russian president also mentioned the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, 2014 Sochi Olympic Games as well as the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has having been organised and held “not just at a decent but at the highest level.”

Putin expressed his “sincere gratitude” to all the athletes and coaches for a “common commitment to the ideals of sport” and “readiness to follow its best traditions.”

The 2019 Winter Universiade is an international student and youth competition, which is scheduled to take place from March 2–12, 2019 in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk. This is the first time the event takes place in Russia.