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International Uni Sports competition in the TRNC

8 April 2013

The International University Games will be held between April 16th and April 20th.

571 athletes from 6 countries will be coming to the TRNC to participate in the games. The countries being represented are Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan.

Universities in the TRNC will be represented by 70 athletes at the games which have been funded by Turkey, at a cost of  TL 2.5 million.

Sport covered are Athletics, Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Futsal, Chess, Wrestling and Swimming.

The venue will be the Ataturk Sports Hall in Nicosia and the opening ceremony will be at 7pm on April 16th.

Normally 11 countries participate in these games but though all were invited to the TRNC, only 6 will be participating. Sports Minister Mutlu Atasayan felt that this was because South Cyprus was using all its powers to deter participation.

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