Event Notes: More Than 2,000 Athletes Arrive In PyeongChang For 2013 Special Olympics
Approximately 2,300 athletes have gathered in the South Korean ski resort of PyeongChang for the 2013 Special Winter Olympics, "with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi to attend" Tuesday's Opening Ceremony. The eight-day event will see athletes from 110 countries competing in disciplines including alpine and cross-country skiing, figure and short-track speed skating, hockey and snowboarding (AFP, 1/28). ... The flame that will light the 27th Universiade or World Student Games in Kazan, Russia this summer has landed in the Far Eastern city of Vladivostok ahead of National Students' Day, "before beginning its journey across Russia's nine time zones." The torch for the Kazan 2013 Universiade was lit on July 12 in Paris -- the city that hosted the first World Student Games, in '23 (RUSSIA TODAY, 1/28). ... Spain won the Int'l Handball Federation's Men's World Championship for the second time in its history on Sunday after beating Denmark 35-19 in the final (MARCA, 1/28).