On 14 April, the President of the FINA (International Swimming Federation) Julio Maglione visited Kazan again.
Jeddah city in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has hosted a "Fitness Diploma" for the first time, run under the supervision of Fitness Pioneers Academy and Dar Al - Hekma University representing the Saudi Side while Kazan Cooperative University from the Republic of Tatarstan has represented the Russian Side.
Anastasia Fesikova, representing Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug and Kaluga Oblast, took gold in the 50m backstroke race at the Russian Short Course Swimming Championship in Kazan (26.94).
The delegation representing Tatarstan will take part in the events of the EuroSkills Competition to be held on 25-29 September.
The 2019 Winter Universiade flame lighting ceremony organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) took place in Turin (Italy) on 20 September. Turin became the first city of the international stage of the 2019 Winter Universiade Torch Relay. The flame lighting ceremony is traditionally held in Turin. Turin was the first Summer Universiade host city in 1959.
The best GTO mascot voting results in the mobile application of the All-Russian physical culture and sports complex “Ready for work and defense” (VFSK GTO) have been summed up. The organizer of the “Mascots of GTO festivals” contest is the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation in conjunction with the federal operator of the GTO complex – ANO Directorate for Sports and Social Projects.
On 13 September, a demonstration lesson “My profession is to be a champion” took place on the “Proectoria” portal. The General Director of the “Russia-2018” Organizing Committee Aleksey Sorokin, Director General of the Directorate for Sports and Social Projects Azat Kadyrov, and Chief Technologist of the Luzhniki Stadium Kirill Kistersky, Expert of Digital Technologies Ivan Ryndin took part in the event organized by the Ministry of Education of Russia and dedicated to the sports industry. A famous sports commentator and TV host Yevgeny Savin was chosen for the role of a moderator of the lesson.
Russian swimmers won some more gold medals on the final day of the first leg of the FINA Swimming World Cup.
On the third day of the FINA Swimming World Cup tatar athletes took two prizes.
Today young swimmers of Kazan got a chance not only to enjoy the competition of the best athletes of the world, but they also tried themselves as real swimming stars. This morning the 50m swimming pool at the Aquatics Palace, where the FINA World Cup is underway, became the site of the battles of future champions currently attending youth athletic training centres.