#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Athletes arrive in Taimyr in several streams. The first plane to land at Norilsk airport today, May 26, was the one with Hungarians, Estonians and some Russian teams. The rest of the athletes are expected to arrive tomorrow.
The guests were greeted by the artists of the song and dance ensemble of the peoples of the North Heiro. They introduced the traditional rituals of the peoples of the North to the guests.
At the end of the meeting, the curlers, together with the artists, performed a circular dance that personifies friendship and the sun.
Tomorrow, May 27, the athletes will play the first matches of the tournament, and the next day, May 28, the grand opening of the competition will take place, which will last until May 30.
According to the organizers, last week a special flight from Zhukovsky delivered more than 20 tons of equipment for the preparation and holding of the sports festival.
Let us remind you that ten double mixed teams from six countries will take part in the traditional Arctic Curling Cup. The games will be held at the Taimyr ice arena.
The WCT Arctic Cup will be broadcast live by the Severny Gorod TV channel. Curling fans will be able to see the opening and closing ceremonies of the tournament, as well as the final games in the double mixed discipline.
Mikhail Tuaev, Photo: Denis Gaskov