Gabriel Kotchofa about the 2019 Winter Universiade

The 2019 Winter Universiade left a great positive impression on the PCU Committee Secretary General Gabriel Kotchofa:


“My dream is to see African athletes participating in such competitions, but I am already happy to witness such an event. Everything from reception at the airport turned out very well. Arena, the Opening Ceremony … I could not even imagine such a grand event!


I would like to express my admiration for the organizers. They created a real celebration. They were the first in Russia to hold the Winter Universiade, and Krasnoyarsk did not disappoint. I have seen many Universiades, but what you have done is a phenomenon!


Thanks to the Organizing Committee, the authorities and especially the residents of the beautiful city. I am in love with Krasnoyarsk, now I have close friends here, and this is a place where I would love to come back. I am sure that the created sports facilities can host other grand competitions, World Championships.”


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