127 days to 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan
Kazan, Russia, March 6, 2013 – There are only 127 days left to go to the opening of the 2013 Summer Universiade in the city of Kazan where volleyball features on the programme of 27 sports. The mission of the Kazan 2013 Summer Universiade is to gather young athletes from all over the world.
Volleyball has been a compulsory and successful sport at the Summer Universiades (organised under the patronage of FISU) from the very first edition in 1959, with the sport featuring in 23 out of the 25 editions of the games.
The men’s national team of the USSR and, later, Russia have taken the top prize 21 times while the women’s team have won seven titles. At the 2009 Summer Universiade in Belgrade the men’s national team won the main trophy for the first time since 1973, a significant success in the history of Russian volleyball.
The 27th Summer Universiade will take place in Kazan, Russia from July 6 to 17 this year
More information on the Games can be found here.