The loudest incident that happened at the Universiade in Kazan turned out to be connected with medals.
Immediately two athletes - Russian champion Azamat Laipanov and bronze medalist from China Tian Qin - dropped their awards, breaking them.
Although the organizers quickly brought the equivalent duplicates, the sediment, as they say, stayed.
After all, Lypanov and Tian Qin pitched not just medals, but part of the Universiade budget in 9038 rubles for two.
How many countries are there in the world?
At the Games in Kazan, a record number of record indicators were recorded. For example, by the number of participants, types of sports program and medals played in them.
As the statistics of the tournament show, in it117,759 athletes from 162 countries took part. A 351 set of medals for excellent performances in 27 species in the end went to representatives of 70 of them. More precisely, all these athletes won 1218 medals with the inscription in English "You are the World" from 3014 cooked. Including 353 gold, 351 silver and 514 bronze.
Medals given to athletes who, alas,Accidentally broke, it is perfectly permissible to call it precious. After all, in St. Petersburg they were not only cast from a fairly expensive alloy of copper and nickel, but also covered each with six grams of gold, silver or bronze. So the cost of each award, made almost manually, really turned out to be very high.
Head of the Executive Directorate of the Games VladimirLeonov called the total amount of expenses - 228 billion rubles. That turned out to be 72 billion more than the president of the International Federation of Student Sport, Claude-Louis Galien, had previously announced.
By the way, to the question "How much does it cost?"Specialists answered with an accuracy to the ruble. According to them, one gold medal cost the organizing committee 5 793 rubles, silver - 4 649 rubles and a bronze medal - 3 245 rubles. I wonder what it's like: stand on a pedestal with almost six thousand on your neck?
And not only a medal
As you know, in the total cost of the medal,Won at the stadium by a professional (and there were quite a lot of professional sportsmen-students, especially Russian ones) at the Universiade, it is quite possible to include a bonus. More precisely, those cash and other rewards, which after the tournament begin to pour on the champion and other prize-winners.
And how many triumphs of the same studentsCompetitions such pleasant bonuses went, it is not easy to say. It also includes prizes from the region and the city where the athlete lives, from the sports society and the club for which he speaks, from sponsors and simply influential people who love broad gestures and the so-called PR.
Most Universiade awards - six -Won the Russian swimmer Vladimir Morozov. And four of them turned out to be gold. Also on four gold two Russian women won - swimmer Julia Efimova and gymnast Margarita Mamun.
For example, for successful starts and finish in KazanRussian champions of the same Azamat Lypanov, relied not only gold medals, but also on 168 thousand rubles only from the country's budget. For the second place, Russians were given 84 thousand each. For the third - 50 thousand. Approximately the same money was added by the leadership of Tatarstan, which is represented by the Lyapanov wrestler. The total size of the prize went up to 500 thousand rubles. In a word, the medals really turned out to be worth their weight in gold!