Kazan (Russia) has organised numerous major international events in the past decade, including FINA World Championships 2015 and matches of the FIFA World Cup 2018. The city is transforming alongside the events and all citizens are welcoming athletes and visitors with a great warmth and hospitality.
Today, the city known as the “Sports Capital” of Russia is ready to play an active role in a global arena. Recently, FINA has assigned Kazan an important international role within the future development of aquatics – FINA opened a new Centre for the development of aquatic sports in Kazan. This project will help Kazan position itself not only as global leaders in the event management industry, but as a proactive world hub in the further development of aquatics and international sport in general.
Ranko Tepavcevic, General Coordinator of FINA Development Centre Kazan and Deputy Director General of ANO Directorate for Sports and Social Projects was interviewed by FINA.org.