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Ambassadors of the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 — famous athletes, celebrities. Ambassadors’ mission is popularization of Krasnoyarsk, the Krasnoyarsk Region and the whole Russia in the world community, promotion the ideas of university sports and development of healthy lifestyle development among people of different nationalities, generations and interests.


    Honoured Master of Sports of Russia, silver medallist of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, first rocket of the world in the year 2009
    "The Universiade opens up new horizons for training the future stars of Russian and global sports. It was a pleasure for me to accept the offer to become an ambassador: after visiting the city of Krasnoyarsk I saw it myself that it deserves hosting the games of such a high level".
    World сhampion in skeleton 2013 - the first one in Russian Sports History, bronze medallist of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver
    "This is a great honor for me to be an ambassador of the 2019 Winter Universiade. I am very grateful for such trust and I promise to make every effort for the sports traditions of Krasnoyarsk to be known all over the world".
    Honoured Master of Sports of Russia, silver medallist of the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, World champion, European champion, four-time champion of Russia
    "The Krasnoyarsk Region has a great goal: to host the best Winter Universiade ever. I am sure that this goal is possible to achieve. From our side, we will be actively promoting Krasnoyarsk".
    Young YouTube vlogger from Krasnoyarsk
    "I love my city and I am proud that Krasnoyarsk was chosen to host the Winter Universiade-2019. I am grateful for the opportunity to be the part of the Ambassadors’ team! I promise that I will do my best!"
    Honored Master of Sports of Russia on snowboarding, two-time champion of the Olympic Games in Sochi
    "I know how important it is for Krasnoyarsk to deliver the Universiade. Friendly and sincere people live here. I have no doubt that everything possible will be done to provide the athletes, coaches and spectators with the maximum comfort".
    Famous Krasnoyarsk athlete, multiple World champion and champion of Russia in sport climbing
    "I hope the Universiade can give the Krasnoyarsk Region some modern sport venues, attract a lot of young people of the new generation to sport, discover some new stars, lead them to the global sport Olympus, and raise the authority of Russia in general! We can deliver the competitions just as well as the Olimpiс Sochi".
    Honored Master of Sports of Russia on snowboarding, the silver medalist of the Olympic Games in Sochi
    "I am proud that I am from Krasnoyarsk. I want not only to tell people about the beautiful region and the conditions created here for the athletes, but also to perform at the domestic Universiade as a part of the national sports team!"
    Honored Master of Sports of Russia on biathlon, two-time Olympic champion (Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014)
    "Until recently, we did not have “Academy of Biathlon”, and now we have the complex of European level. We will manage to complete everything in time, and all the venues will meet the world standards!"
    Honored Master of Sports of Russia on snowboarding, the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games in Sochi
    "The Krasnoyarsk Territory has always been a sports region. All my friends in Krasnoyarsk do sports. There are lots of champions, and the Universiade is the continuation of this tradition and a recipe for success for future generations. I am very happy that Krasnoyarsk won this honorable right. The city has all the conditions for the high quality delivery of the Snowboarding and Alpine Skiing competitions. I think we will have to build something for Figure Skating and Short Track Speed Skating, but the city will only benefit from it".
    International Master of Sports on athletics, participant of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, winner of some stages of “Samsung Diamond League”
    "The Universiade is a huge sport event not only for the region and the country, but also for me personally! Being an ambassador of a competition of such level is great responsibility. Sport has no boundaries or limits; sport ethos is the same for all sports".
    Honoured Master of Sports of Russia, champion of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London
    "I believe that Krasnoyarsk needs the Universiade. I am sure it can be a powerful booster for the development of Krasnoyarsk sport as a whole, and in the end it will open new sport stars to all of us".
    Honored Master of Sports of Russia on athletics, two-time Olympic champion (Atlanta 1996), World champion, holder of two world records
    "I will do everything possible to do a great deal of representative work not only on the finish, but before that. We should be proud of the Krasnoyarsk Region. Also we should understand that Krasnoyarsk is really capable of delivering the 2019 Winter Universiade at the high level".
    Two-time Olympic champion (Beijing 2008 and London 2012), World and Europe champion in rhythmic gymnastics
    "There are so many kind and responsive people here. I am sure that hosting of the 2019 Winter Universiade will become the greatest festival for all Krasnoyarsk citizens".
    Honoured Master of Sports of Russia, nine-time World champion in bandy
    "For me, being the Universiade ambassador is a great honour. I accepted this offer without hesitation. Bandy is an extremely beautiful kind of sports, and the Winter Universiade is a bright, large-scale event. I can say bandy and the Universiade were made for each other."
    Player of the National Hockey League, Honoured Master of Sports of Russia
    "Ice hockey is included into the Winter Universiade programme. So, being an ice hockey player and an ambassador as well, I'm looking forward to this event, grand for the city of Krasnoyarsk. The Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 will give a powerful impulse to the development of youth hockey".
    World champion, two-time European champion, champion of Russia, eight-time winner of various stages of Grand Prix in figure skating
    "After the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk can become a real factory of winter sports champions. The new sport venues are serious investments into our future victories. If all of the venues are constructed and children's sport is properly developed and we will reach some serious results soon".
    Russian TV anchor, host of the Premier League and First League of KVN (“Club of the Funny and Inventive” TV show)
    "The Universiade is a very good thing to do, and I am sure that in 2019 Krasnoyarsk will have a real festival of sports. For this everyone in the Krasnoyarsk Region has to believe in himself and to realize that it will all work out great only with everyone's active support".
    Honoured Master of Sports of Russia on figure skating, Olympic champion (Salt Lake City 2002), four-time World champion, three-time European champion
    "The Universiade is the biggest international championship among the students. If we want to return our country its leading position in big-time sport, including the Olympic Games, a solid foundation must be laid at the level of university sports".
    World champion, two-time European champion, champion of Russia, eight-time winner of various stages of Grand Prix in figure skating
    "Being the ambassadors of the Universiade is a great honour for all of us. With our involvement we would like to support not only this big sports event in our country, but also the future of the young people of the whole Krasnoyarsk Territory".
    Honoured Master of Sports of Russia on biathlon, the most decorated biathlete of Russia, two-time Olympic champion (Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2010), six-time World champion
    "I take a stand in favour of the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 as I know for sure what it can give to my children, my city, and my country! I am proud of being the ambassador of the Universiade!"
    Actor, writer and producer of the show "Ural dumplings"
    "Despite the fact that I’m from the Urals, I'm rooting for the whole of Russia, because it is our common Winter Universiade! I have three children, and it is important for me, what they are like when they grow up. For my part, I try to educate them, share experience using humor and creativity. Sports is another, no less important aspect for the development of a harmonious personality: it helps developing fighting spirit, respect for the opponent, the ability to adequately take both victory and defeat, in a word, the skills that are so essential for our youth. After all, in their life they’ll have to go through many contests and to overcome many difficulties".
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