Almaty have insisted preparations for next year's Winter Universiade are unaffected by its budget being cut by nearly half.
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Almaty Mayor Bauyrzhan Baibek has visited sporting venues for the 2017 Winter Universiade to inspect the progress of the construction - and claimed the city is on track for the event next year.
An International University Sports Federation (FISU) delegation have visited venues for the Almaty 2017 Winter Universiade to review the progress in construction and technical preparations for the event.
The second part of the 2015 Winter Univerisade has got underway after Granada in Spain hosted the Opening Ceremony.
The Slovakian leg of the 2015 Winter Universiade came to a close today, with the Russian team once again rising to the top of the podium in Štrbské Pleso.
The penultimate day of Winter Universiade action in the Slovakian venues of Štrbstké Pleso and Osrblie saw the Czech Republic and Germany clinch their first gold medals of the competition, while Kazakhstan and the Ukraine also tasted success.
Russia consolidated their domination in cross country and biathlon events at the Winter Universiade in Štrbstké Pleso, Slovakia, although they were edged by Japanese opposition in the mixed team ski jumping.
Poland's Adam Cielsar claimed his second Nordic combined gold medal of the Winter Universiade in Štrbstké Pleso, Slovakia, while Russia leapt to victory in the women's team ski jumping competition.
The fourth day of competition at the 2015 Winter Universiade in Slovakia saw four medal events take place and Russia continued their domination by winning 10 of the 12 medals up for grabs.
Russian biathletes dominated the men's 10 kilometre sprint on the third day of competition at the 2015 Winter Universiade, securing a clean-sweep of medals in Osrblie, Slovakia.
The first day of cross-country skiing at the Winter Universiade saw Russia among the medals in the individual events, so it was no surprise that they enjoyed further success in the first team competition on day two, while the first Nordic combined medals were award in Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia.
Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie in Slovakia hosted the first events of the 27th Winter Universiade, with gold medals being won in biathlon and cross country skiing, with Kazakhstan, Russia and the Ukraine enjoying success.
Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie in Slovakia is hosting the first of two Opening Ceremonies at this years' Winter Universiade tonight, with the venue due to stage Nordic and Biathlon events, while the official opening will take place in Granada, Spain, next month.
Swiss watch manufacturer Tissot has been announced as the official timekeeper of the 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada.