Mayor of Kazan: Recognizing Kazan as Russia’s capital of sports is a New Year present
A solemn ceremony of announcing the national award “Russia’s Golden Team” took place in Moscow on Monday December 14.
The winners in 7 nominations made up the first “Russia’s Golden Team”. Organizers of the event are “Sovetsky Sport” and “Komsomolskaya Pravda” dailies with support of Russian Ministry of Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy. Winners elected by readers were announced at the ceremony.
The award was bestowed in 7 nominations: “Sportsman of the Year”, “Sportswoman of the Year”, “Victory of the Year”, “Russian Sport Legend”, “Capital of Sports”, “Sport Project of the Year”, and “Sport Facility of the Year”. 7 nominees competed in each of the nominations. The winners were determined by voting.
Tatarstan capital was represented in 4 out of 7 nominations. For instance, Kazan claimed victory in nomination “Capital of Sports” along with Moscow, ST. Petersburg, Sochi, Penza, Khanty-Mansiysk and Novosibirsk. Kazan surpassed all the rivals and became the winner in this nomination. A prize with special symbols was handed over to Kazan mayor Ilsur Metshin, TNV TV-channel reporter in Moscow Dina Gazalieva told Tatar-inform.
The head of Kazan thanked the republican authorities and Tatarstan President Mintimer Shaimiev for enormous contribution to developming sports in Tatarstan. Ilsur Metshin said Kazan’s victory in nomination “Capital of Sports” was unexpected but long-awaited. According to his words, this victory has become a great New Year’s present. Tatar-inform