On 29 January, the members of the interdepartmental committee gathered to discuss the organization of international sports competitions in the territory of the Russian Federation, coordination of promising applications of Russian President’s Council for development of physical culture and sports led by the Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets at the House of the Government of the Russian Federation.
The committee confirmed the 2023 European Games Host City Application of Kazan. The Minister of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan Vladimir Leonov attended the meeting and made a report on the nomination of Kazan for the right to host the Games.
“The European Games is a project that we have been actively discussing and working on with our federal colleagues for quite a long time, so we have already had a preliminary understanding on the application process. Kazan has everything to host the 2023 European Games. We have a great experience in holding large-scale tournaments, and a unique sports infrastructure which is ideal for such events in terms of its functionality, volume and quality.
The European Games is a relatively new project, which, however, is not inferior in its status to many existing tournaments. In addition, the 2023 European Games will be combined with the European Championships and 2024 Summer Olympics selections in various sports.
Just before our meeting, proposals presented by the Ministry of Sport of Russia were confirmed by the interdepartmental committee led by Olga Golodets. President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov spoke in support of our city. The application process will run through 28 February, so we will have time to come forward as a candidate”, noted the Minister of Sports of the Republic of Tatarstan.
It should be recalled that the 2015 European Games in Baku gathered 5,989 athletes, who competed for 253 sets of medals in 29 sporting events, including one Paralympic and four non-Olympic kinds of sports. During the 2019 European Games to be held on 21-30 June in Minsk athletes will compete for 198 sets of medals in 20 sports.
Press Office of the Ministry of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan