The emblem for Particular Olympics World Winter Video games Kazan 2022 was revealed throughout an occasion on the Kazan Kremlin, the place it was projected on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Web site
KAZAN, Russia, Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — On Friday 5 February, the Native Organizing Committee for the Particular Olympics World Winter Video games Kazan 2022 unveiled the worldwide occasion’s brand throughout a ceremony on the Kazan Kremlin, a UNESCO World Heritage Web site.
The emblem carries wealthy symbolism and was developed partially with a contest for designers throughout Russia. The visible id relies on winner Artemiy Lebedev’s idea: Zilant – a legendary dragon creature and image of the town of Kazan – hugs a stylized tulip native to the Tatarstan area and serves as a illustration of the Volga River. The depiction of Zilant hugging the emblem is emblematic of friendship, hospitality, and pleasure.
On the heart of the emblem, 5 figures fly in a circle to signify the worldwide Particular Olympics motion. Across the flying figures is the Volga, the biggest river in Europe, on the banks of which Kazan stands. Legendary dragon Zilant encircles the emblem as he protects and welcomes all contributors and friends of the Video games.
“We imagine that such a colourful brand and mascot will catch the attention of any particular person,” mentioned Olga Slutsker, President of Particular Olympics Russia. “It attracts consideration to the aim of Particular Olympics Russia: to develop a society of inclusion, justice and equal alternative for everybody no matter skill.”
“We’re very proud that symbols of Kazan turned the official mascot of the Video games,” mentioned Vladimir Leonov, Head of the Ministry of Sport in Tatarstan state. “Zilant just isn’t like different dragons. He’s pleasant and informal, and he provides brightness, soul and selection to the Particular Olympics World Winter Video games.”
The livestreamed occasion featured the emblem projected onto the Kazan Kremlin throughout a live performance with mezzo soprano singer Liza Novikova and Russian-Ukranian composer Igor Krutoy. Liza (Elizaveta) Novikova has an mental incapacity and a YouTube channel the place she has developed a fan base together with many fellow skilled opera singers. She frequently performs live shows in her house metropolis Saint Petersburg. Liza carried out a composition from Italian opera Ulisse about specializing in the journey as a substitute of the vacation spot. Igor Krutoy is a Ukranian and Russian music composer, performer, producer, and musical promoter. He organizes the New Wave competitors for younger performers of common music.
Particular Olympics World Winter Video games Kazan 2022 open on 22 January 2022, and a pair of,000 athletes from over 100 nations with the help of three,000 volunteers. Kazan is thought to be the unofficial sports activities capital of Russia, and has the sports activities services, infrastructure, and volunteer base to carry world-class competitions.
Particular Olympics athletes and Unified companions can have the chance to compete in seven sports activities on the World Winter Video games Kazan 2022: alpine snowboarding, snowboarding, floorball, cross-country snowboarding, determine skating, brief monitor velocity skating and snowshoeing.
About Particular Olympics
Founded in 1968, Particular Olympics is a worldwide motion to finish discrimination in opposition to folks with mental disabilities. We foster acceptance of all folks by way of the ability of sport and programming in schooling, well being, and management. With greater than six million athletes and Unified Sports activities companions in over 190 countries and territories and multiple million coaches and volunteers, Particular Olympics delivers greater than 30 Olympic-type sports and over 100,000 games and competitions yearly.
The Particular Olympics World Video games are held each two years, alternating between summer season and winter, and are broadcast worldwide by ESPN, the Particular Olympic Motion’s official tv and radio broadcasting associate. The earlier World Winter Video games have been held in 2017 in Austria.
About Particular Olympics Russia
Special Olympics Russia was based in 1999 and is likely one of the largest nationwide packages within the world Particular Olympics motion. In Russia, round 130,000 folks with mental disabilities are concerned in bodily schooling and about 5,000 bodily tradition occasions of the municipal, regional and all Russian ranges are held yearly below the Particular Olympics Russia program. At present there are Particular Olympics regional places of work in 62 areas of Russia. Russian athletes with mental disabilities participate in worldwide tournaments yearly within the Particular Olympics Russia program with athletes occupying varied management positions.
Particular Olympics offers sports activities coaching all year long in quite a lot of Olympic-type sports activities for youngsters and adults with mental disabilities. Coaching of future Particular Olympics contributors has already began round Russia. Russian athletes with mental disabilities can be part of a group of their area on the web site: https://specialolympics.ru/programs
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