Moscow Games 2015
Moscow, Russian Federation: September 1-3, 2015
Student-athletes from 13 countries celebrated the beginning of new academic and sports year by coming Moscow to take part in the II International Student and Youth Sports Festival Moscow Games 2015, which was held in Moscow, Russia from 1 to 3 September, 2015.
The event was organized by the Association of student and youth sports, Department of physical culture and sport of Moscow city, the Russian Students Sport Union, with the support of the Ministry of sports of the Russian Federation and under the patronage of the European University Sport Association.
The competition venues were located at the multisport Olympic complex Luzhniki in Moscow. Participants were accommodated at the nearby Korston Hotel, located within walking distance from the competition venues.
Opening Ceremony was held on the 1st of September. The participants and guests of the Festival were welcomed by RSSU President and EUSA Vice-President Mr Oleg Matytsin, Vice-Chairman of the Department of physical culture and sport of Moscow city Mr Albert Chiliev, General Director of the Association of student and youth sports Mr Alexey Kinash, local authorities, leaders of the major Russian university sports leagues.
Many well-known Russian athletes became the Ambassadors of the II International Festival of student and youth sports Moscow Games: Ilona Korstin (basketball - the double bronze medallist of Olympic games), Andrei Kirilenko (basketball - bronze medallist of Olympic games), Andrey Buchlizkiy (the double world champion in beach football), Alexey Spiridonov (player of national Russian volleyball team) and many more.
Program of this year edition of the Games consisted of nine sports: basketball, beach volleyball, beach football, ice hockey, volleyball, football, rugby 7s, table tennis and cheerleading.
About 1500 athletes from 13 countries and 3 continents arrived to Moscow to compete for the victory (Algeria, Croatia, Israel, Great Britain, Austria, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Serbia, Russia) with some countries bringing teams from more than one university.
Apart from sports competitions, the Challenge Cup – team qualification based on the University team results in different sports was also held in framework of the Festival. This year’s Challenge Cup went to Chelyabinsk: South Ural State University (RUS).
In addition to the sports program participants of the Moscow Games had the opportunity to take part in interesting cultural events - sightseeing tours, parties, performances offered by the Festival organizers. Closing ceremony as well as the award ceremony for all sports were held on September 3rd at the Korston Hotel.
Official website: www.moscowgames.org