Youth Olympics champion targets FISU World University Games gold

South African sprinter, and 100m Youth Olympics champion, Luke Davids has set his sights on the top step of the podium at this summer’s Chengdu 2021 World University Games. Images supplied by Luke DavidsThe 20-year-old athlete, who hails from the small community of Belhar near Cape Town, shot to global stardom at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he raced to 100m glory to be crowned the fastest junior sprinter on the planet. That event was his first international medal, and understandably remains his most…

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Official: the FISU University World Cup Combat Sports will take place in Turkey

The Turkish city of Samsun has replaced Ekaterinburg (Russia) for the organisation of the 2022 FISU University World Cup Combat Sports, scheduled from 21 to 30 September.    FISU Acting President Leonz Eder, FISU Secretary General-CEO Éric Saintrond and Mehmet Gunay, President of the Turkish National University Sport Federation signed today the contract officialising the event.   “Since our initial talks and visit everything went smoothly, quickly and in a very efficient way, we appreciate your support,” said Leonz Eder. “We hope that more events will come to Turkey.” Having…

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A thrilling end to Varsity Cup 2022

It was a final that had it all – pulsating action across the 80 minutes played, a boisterous crowd on the edge of their seats, sensational scores, try-saving tackles, a pinch of controversy, and a come-from-behind victory at the death to set off a dazzling fireworks display fit for the occasion. South Africa’s biggest and most prestigious annual university rugby tournament, the Varsity Cup, reached its crescendo on Monday, 27 April, as the competition’s two most successful sides – the University of Pretoria and Stellenbosch University – met in the…

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FISU and IWGA vow to develop their cooperation

Leonz Eder, FISU Acting President and José Perurena, President of the International World Games Association (IWGA) signed today a memorandum of understanding to further develop the overall cooperation of the two sporting bodies. The IWGA and the FISU will base their collaboration on four key principles: The IWGA and the FISU stand ready to exchange ideas about their respective events’ organisation and generalise good practice. The IWGA and the FISU encourage the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to support and assist their national multi-sport delegations taking part in The World Games…

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FISU International University Sport Calenda

FISU World University Championship Sport Climbing Place: Innsbruck, AUSTRIA 14-17 June 2022 2022 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (Online) 17 June 2022: Online Event 2-3 September 2022: Online Event The Official FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy Page  17 June 2022 FISU University World Cup Handball Place: Pristina, KOSOVO 11-17 July 2022 FISU World University Championship Futsal Place: Braga-Guimaraes, PORTUGAL, 18-24 July 2022 FISU World University Championship Golf Place: Torino, ITALY 20-23 July 2022 FISU World University Championship Orienteering Place: Magglingen – Biel/Bienne, SWITZERLAND 17-21 August 2022 FISU World University Championship Beach Volleyball Place:…

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NUGA 2022: UNIPORT emerges overall winner 

By Opeyemi Babalola  The University of Port Harcourt has emerged the overall winner of the Nigerian University Games Association for the 2022 edition.  The inter-tertiary games, which began March 16 finally came to end with exciting ceremonies held to celebrate the athletes that took part in the competitions.  Nile University of Nigeria came 2nd runner up with 13 bronze, 10 silver and 15 gold.  The hosting university, University of Lagos, came 1st runner up with 19 bronze, 34 silver and 33 gold. The overall winner of the competition, the University…

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Introduction FISU World University Games

The FISU World University Games are staged every two years in a different city. This celebration of international university sports and culture draws many thousands of student-athletes together to compete, making it among the world’s largest and most prestigious multi-sport events. Embracing the FISU motto of Excellence in Mind and Body, the summer edition of the FISU World University Games incorporate educational and cultural aspects, encouraging student-athletes from around the world to combine high sports performance with their intellectual pursuits. The twelve-day FISU World University Games competition programme includes fifteen…

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2022 FISU World University Championship Cross Country: Great Britain emerges at the top

The student-athletes from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland won the Country Challenge at the 2022 FISU World University Championship Cross Country held in Aveiro, Portugal. Ugandan and French runners also shined. In rainy and windy conditions, Isobel Fry (gold) and Saskia Millard (silver) clinched Great Britain’s first medals, as they dominated the women’s individual competition from start to finish. Not surprisingly, Great Britain also earned gold in the team classification. “I was expecting sun here but the conditions were similar to those at home. It was…

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International University Sport Calendar

FISU University World Cup Finswimming Place: Lignano Sabbiadoro, ITALY 1-2 April 2022 FISU University World Cup American Football Place: Monterrey, MEXICO Cancelled FISU World University Championship Sport Climbing Place: Innsbruck, AUSTRIA 14-17 June 2022 2022 FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy (Online) 17 June 2022: Online Event 2-8 September 2022: Online Event The Official FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy Page  17 June 2022 FISU University World Cup Floorball Place: Liberec, CZECH REPUBLIC 20-24 June 2022 Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games Place: Chengdu, CHINA (PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF) The Official Chengdu 2021 WUG Event Site26 June…

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Lake Placid Wins Bid for 2023 FISU World University Games

Lake Placid (USA) Key facts Dates: 12-22 January 2023 Official Website: https://www.lakeplacid2023.com/ Event Regulations (PDF) The 31st Winter Universiade in 2023 will return the FISU Flame to North American soil for the first time since nearby city Buffalo hosted the Summer Universiade in 1993 . This marks the first time the Winter Universiade returns to a former host city as Lake Placid held the event in 1972. With the sporting spirit of Lake Placid, combined with the historic and well-loved winter sports facilities of the region the international university sports movement is…

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