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N.Nurov: Almaty is ready to host 64 countries for Universiade-2017

Almaty is ready to receive delegations from 64 countries, while it is planned to meet athletes from about 50 countries. This was announced by Head of the Directorate for preparation and holding of the Universiade-2017 Nail Nurov at a meeting with media.
Almaty city 22 June, 18:06

"Almaty Universiade-2017 is willing to accept 64 countries. This is the maximum amount. Today, all the facilities - Athletic Village, sports facilities, logistics capabilities are designed for 64 countries, 5 thousand athletes and officials", - said N. Nurov.

During the meeting, he noted that the previous record for the number of participants was in Erzurum - 52 countries.

N. Nurov stressed that the issue of participation of national federations of university sports at the Universiade is in charge of the International Union of University Sports (FISU).

"We look forward to FISU work on this issue, as well as practical assistance to the national sport of the Student Union of Kazakhstan", - he concluded.

According to the FISU regulations, the application process for participation and accreditation starts on 29 January 2016 and will run until 29 December 2016.