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Moscow ready for hosting IAAF World Championships

August 09, 2013, 11:31 UTC+3

Welcoming, accommodation, transfer and catering solutions are ready

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Zurab Dzhavakhadze

Photo ITAR-TASS/Zurab Dzhavakhadze

MOSCOW, August 9 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian capital is ready for hosting a big sports event - the World Championships in Athletics, Moscow’s acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said in an interview with Itar-Tass on Friday.

“Moscow is ready for hosting the World Championships in Athletics. The main arena - the Luzhniki stadium - complies fully with the requirements of the International Association of Athletics Federations /IAAF/,” Sobyanin said.

The city has settled all the issues, he continued. This includes welcoming, accommodation and transfers for the athletes, members of national teams, official delegations and guests. The organizers have ready solutions for transportation and catering, including for media - they will be able to use a press-bar. Catering will also be organized for the audience.

“Besides, we have prepared solutions on security and medical assistance issues,” Sobyanin said adding that “we are offering all necessary conditions for comfortable work of the press.”

“About 3,500 specially trained volunteers will assist the athletes, members of the official delegations and the championships’ guests,” he said.

The IAAF’s World Championships are due in Moscow on August 10-18.

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