Universiade 2019 first time to be held in Siberia
by Ralph T. Niemeyer
The youth version of the Olympics, the World Sport Games, or simply the Universiade has been the second global and representative international event in the world’s sports arena for more than 50 years.
“Real Winter” (“Настоящая зима”) the slogan is used as the main motto, revealing the essence of the Winter Universiade 2019 idea. It is not accidental that the first Winter Universiade in Russia will take place in 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, the geographical center of Siberia.
Russia is the biggest country in the world in the area it occupies, with long and severe winters on the most part of its territory. It is in Siberia that it is possible to go in for all kinds of winter sports at this time, to feel it 100%. “Frost” and “winter” are not only foreigners sustainable associations with Russia but also special forces, images in the origins of Russian culture.