On the threshold of the International Deaflympic Committee Congress the representatives of sport committees from 7 countries have visited the Deaflympic venues.
The delegation started the inspection from the Ice Palace where the process of making ice for curling is in full swing, and then the group went to Arena Ugra.
The third venue of the visit was the alpine skiing complex “Khvoyny Urman”, there the delegation saw a pavilion for referees and was told about the readiness of the venue and things that are still to be done before the Games.
The final stage of the inspection was held at the Alexander Filipenko Winter Sport Centre. The participants have learnt about the history of the stadium and the international competitions that took place on its tracks.
The members of sport committees were interested in technical issues in getting the tracks ready, characteristics of venues, fire safety, and infrastructure.
According to Mario Lusic from Croatia: «All sport venues of Khanty-Mansiysk are in a very good condition. I’d like to emphasize that the level of organization in higher than in many European states. I suppose that Russians were helped by supreme forces, it is spring already and Deaflympic venues are covered with perfect snow. The sun is shining, the temperature is below zero, and this is all we need to conduct the competitions successfully».