Hot afternoon in store in Moscow’s mid-winter chill - PREVIEW
3 February 2012 - Moscow, Russia - It’s very cold in Moscow: the temperature in some regions of this huge city is minus 20 degrees C.
But no doubt on Sunday (5) the Vladimir Kutz Arena will be crammed with fans of athletics. since the 'Russian Winter', the second IAAF Indoor Permit Meeting of 2012, is always adored by the Moscow public.
The 21st edition of the traditional indoor competition will host approximately 200 athletes from 20 countries. And the level of the competitions is so high that as the President of All-Russian Federation of Athletics Valentin Balakhnichev said many winners of the “Russian Winter” will certainly reach the podium of the World Indoor Championships in Instanbul in March. Additionally, Moscow will host the 2013 World Championships providing a good opportunity for organisers to continue their preparations fort the major competition of the post-Olympic year.