Thursday, August 17, 2017

UrFU volunteers to participate in Sochi Olympic torch relay

Several hundred student volunteers from Ural Federal University will participate in the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch relay from Dec. 13 to 15.

The relay's organizing committee selected 690 students out of more than 2,500 applicants from UrFU's Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Tagil and Kamensk-Uralsk campuses. Approximately half of the selected students are students at UrFU's Yekaterinburg campus.

UrFU volunteer coordinator Alexander Antimonov said he hopes that the students' participation in the torch relay will ignite further student volunteerism at lower-profile athletic events, including the 2014 Paralympic Games and the Sport Krasnoyarsk 209 cooperative event with Siberian Federal University.