February 16, 2017

The FISU President highly praised quality of the Universiade venues

The FISU President, Oleg Matytsin thanked the organisers for the high level of the Universiade, as well as Bazis and Elitstroy companies for the highest quality of sports facilities construction

- This Universiade has become a real celebration for all who attended the 28th International Winter Student Games in Almaty. We have to admit a very serious attitude to the competition by the Head of state. This country takes care of the future generation, develops sports and education systems. Kazakhstan held a World Student Games at the highest level, - said the President of the International Federation of University Sports (FISU), Oleg Matytsin.

Oleg Vasilevich also noted the excellent organisation at all stages of preparation and holding of the Universiade, and particularly - the highest level of sports facilities construction. The FISU representatives repeatedly visited the sports facilities during the construction process. Right in front of your eyes, the grandiose sports facilities, which are highly competitive with many foreign sports facilities, and in some ways even surpass them, were constructed in the desert territory.

For instance, the Athletic Village, for the first time of World Student Winter Games, was built in Almaty similar to the Olympic Village. The complex of Athletic Village covers an area of over 23 h and consists of 8, 9 and 14-storey apartment blocks and the pyramidal operating area, where the organising committee, catering enterprises and museum of national instruments are located. In addition, around the inner perimeter of the residential buildings are situated non-residential premises, which included a complex of infrastructure facilities such as banks, shops, fitness centre, post office, in general, all that is needed for the athletes comfortable living and recreation. Although initial tight deadlines and challenging architectural design of buildings, construction was completed ahead of time (two months earlier than the declared period).

Of course, Members of the Commission, who visited the construction site, saw the layout and construction process by their eyes, but in full readiness the Athletic Village made an indelible impression on all participants and guests staying in its territory. The same applies to the building of Ice Palace. Thus, Oleg Vasilevich gladly thanked Bazis and Elitstroy Companies for the quality of construction and pre-term delivery of facilities. Source: forbes.kz