July 24 marks one year until the 16th FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. To celebrate this occasion, the Kazan 2015 Organising Committee has prepared plenty of pleasant surprises for citizens of Kazan and people visiting the city.
A gigantic newspaper painted on the pavement and dedicated to the 2015 FINA World Championships will be opened today, July 24, in the square near the Kazan Family Centre and kick off a series of festive events. The project is designed to raise Kazan citizens’ awareness of the upcoming World Championships and to help them unveil some interesting facts about aquatics and legendary figures engaged in water sports.
On August 8, on the opening day of the FINA High Diving World Cup, a concert will be held in the square in front of the Palace of Farmers to celebrate ‘One Year to Go to Kazan 2015’. Ambassadors for the upcoming World Championships will be revealed at the event.
The FINA World Championships will bring together up to 2,400 athletes who will compete in 71 medal events. It is expected that 1,800 officials from about 180 countries will visit Kazan during these days. 200 referees and judges will officiate the tournament.