As you probably know, in February Granada (Spain) hosted the XXVII World Winter Student Games. According to tradition, during the closing ceremony of student games flag of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) is passed to the delegation of the country that will take the next the Student Games. This honour for the first time was awarded to Kazakhstan.
According to official data, in the Student Games - 2017 in Almaty will be awarded medals in 11 sports. Among them: Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, curling, figure skating, short track and ice hockey. Three more are added by the hosts. The Nordic combined, ski jumping, and speed skating.
Sports facilities that will match almost ready: Sunkar International Ski Jump Complex, Shymbulak Ski Resort, Medeo High-mountain Skating Rink, Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, Alatau Skiing and Biathlon Stadium, Ak-Bulak Stadium and Tabagan complex.
Organizers of the Student Games-2017 to be commissioned another ice arena for 12 thousand seats, Sports Palace for three thousand spectators and the athletic village for five thousand people.
Meanwhile, the organizers of the Winter Student Games - 2017 in Almaty are carried out test events. Only in February in the southern capital, passed the FIS Nordic Skiing Junior and Youth (up to 23 years old), as well as one of the stages of the World Championship on Speedway.
In total World Winter Sport Games held 27 times. 23 times in Europe, three in Asia and one in Central America. Most of the events held on the territory of Italy - 5 times. Two capitals of the winter student games became the city of Jaca, Spindleruv-Mlyn, Zakopane, Sofia and Innsbruck.