A member of Russian ice hockey team Victor Tikhonov will start the countdown of days left before the beginning of the XVIII Winter Deaflympics in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk!
The day after tomorrow the organizing committee of the Games will start to count down the days before the lighting of the Deaflympic cauldron. Among participants of the initiative are prize-winners and champions of Olympic and Paralympic games that are supporting Deaflympic movement. Every day on the official pages of the organizing committee in social networks a photo of some athlete holding a tablet with a number of days left will be posted.
The countdown will be initiated by a member of the national ice hockey team of Russia, a forward of SKA hockey club, a world champion Victor Tikhonov! «Fans of ice hockey, figure skating, snowboarding, bobsleigh, skeleton, curling and other winter sports – follow our official accounts in social networks www.ugra2015.com, your favorite athletes will help you not to miss the start of the first Deaflympics held in Russia», – say the organizing committee members.
It is to be reminded that the Winter Deaflympics 2015 will be held in Khanty-Mansiysk and Magnitogorsk from March’28 till April’05. The program of the Games includes 5 disciplines – snowboard, ice hockey, cross-country skiing, curling and alpine skiing. 26 national teams will come to Ugra to participate in the competitions. Our national team includes 76 athletes from 16 regions of Russia.