Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Kazan

Chess was part of the 27th Summer Universiade 2013 in beautiful Kazan, Russia and as you can see from the photo, we had representatives on the KPT team from Malaysia!

Some photos of the city centre including the amazing Kazan Kremlin which is its focal point and the obvious pride of the warm and friendly people of Tartastan.

 
 
 
The opening ceremony... held at the woman section with VVIPs, players, spectators and media in attendance.

While the players all enjoyed the Games Village together with other athletes, the hard working arbiters (or referees/judges as we were called) were put up in a hotel near the playing arena with the justification being we should not be mingling with the competitors!

Do see more at www.kazan2013.com/en as this is the biggest sporting event outside of the Olympic Games and a marvel of organisation with unbelievable hospitality shown.

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