From 21 July to 2 August, Kazan will be playing host to the I stage of the “Solidarity Games” international multidisciplinary competitions in swimming, artistic swimming, and diving. Over 1,100 athletes are expected to participate in the competitions taking place in the Kazan’s Aquatics Palace.
The I stage of the “Solidarity Games” – the “World” – will mark the first international start of the current summer in Kazan. For a two-week period, the Tatartan’s capital will gather the strongest Russian and international swimmers, artistic swimmers, and divers.
The I stage programme comprises three disciplines – swimming, artistic swimming, and diving. International swimming competitions are scheduled for 21-25 July bringing together 900 participants (men, women, juniors). Besides, the Russian Swimming Cup will be held within the framework of the competitions. On 26-29 July, the Aquatics Palace will become the venue for the international diving tournament featuring 100 athletes (men, women, juniors). International artistic swimming competitions within the I stage of the “Solidarity Games” will be held on 30 July – 2 August and assemble 150 athletes (men, women, juniors, boys and girls).
Broadcasting will be carried out by the MATCH TV Channel.
“Solidarity Games” will take place with spectators in attendance. Tickets may be purchased on the kzn.kassir.ru website, in the box offices of the city and Aquatics Palace. Spectators services will entertain the public with the activities featuring starred athletes, including autograph sessions.
Through the end of the year 2022, two more “Solidarity Games” stages are projected in Kazan: II stage “Sport” will run on 9-26 November, III stage “Legends” – 15-26 December. “Sport” stage comprises the Tatarstan President’s Diving Cup and International Swimming Competitions. III stage will highlight the whole event bringing the legends of water sports to Kazan. Vladimir Salnikov Swimming Cup, Svetlana Romashina Artistic Swimming Cup, and Dmitry Sautin Diving Cup will be delivered in December 2022.
Overall management of the organisation and staging of the “Solidarity Games” is carried out by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Sport of the Republic of Tatarstan, ANO “Directorate for Sports and Social Projects”, Public organisation “Russian Swimming Federation”, Russian Synchronised Swimming Federation, Russian Diving Federation.