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Universiade-2013 chief media center to open in Kazan

July 03, 2013, 4:56 UTC+3

The main press center has an auditorium seating 150 for press conferences

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KAZAN, July 3 (Itar-Tass) - The Chief media center of the 27th World Student Games has been established at the Kazan Arena, the Volga area's largest soccer stadium. It will be declared open at a ceremony on Wednesday by Tatarstan's President Rustam Minnikhanov, an official in the press service of the Head of the Republic told Itar-Tass.

The Chief media center comprises a press center and an international broadcasting center which will receive all streams of information from the sports arenas of the Universiade. The main press center has an auditorium seating 150 for press conferences, and isolated rooms for interviewing the leaders of the Organizing Committee, FISU officials, winners and medallists of the Student Games.

The Internaitonal broadcasting center is designed to accommodate up to 400 journalists and members of the technical personnel of radio and television networks. Apart from domestic broadcasters, the Games will be covered by the Eurosport Company, with which the International Federation of University Sports concluded the very first agreement. An offcial at the Executive Directorate of the Kazan-2013 said, "Fifteen hundred journalists have been accredited at the Universiade. According to preliminary estimates, the Chief media center can accommodate up to 800 media people at a time.

Apart from the Chief media center, there are press centers open at all the sports facilities where competitions will take place. Those pres centers have available press- conference halls and interview rooms. Journalists will be also able to work also at the grandstands of sports halls, fitted out with desks with Internet connections.

The 27th World Student Games will commence in three days' time: the competitions will be held from July 6 to 17, with 10,500 athletes from 162 countries participating. The first national teams have already arrived in Kazan. They got accommodated in the Universiade Village and began training sessions.



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