Kazan “becoming sports capital of Russia” says Putin following Universiade inspection

Inside the Games
Wednesday 20th March, 2013

March 20 – Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that the Tatarstan capital city of Kazan is on its way to becoming Russia’s premier sporting city following an inspection of facilities which will be used for the 2013 Universiade in the city. Putin toured the Tennis Academy, which will host tennis and badminton at the Universiade, as well as the Water Sports Palace, the Gymnastics Centre, and paid particular attention to the under-construction Rubin Arena football stadium, which will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Universiade before becoming the home of Russian Premier Le…

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