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University sports - 11 May 2020 - Federations & NOCs
It’s finally here! After months of exhaustive preparations and expert inputs from around the world, the highly awaited FISU Healthy Campus project opens to all universities on 12 May.
University sports - 31 Mar 2020 - Federations & NOCs
FISU today welcomed the announcement of revised dates for Tokyo 2020 and the prospect of an exceptional summer of Olympic sport in 2021. FISU will maintain the planned August slot for the Chengdu 2021 FISU Summer World University Games, with only a slight 2-day modification to the original dates, as per the request of the local organising committee.
University sports - 03 Mar 2020 - Federations & NOCs
It’s fitting that one year to the day when the heart of Siberia welcomed the world to the Krasnoyarsk 2019 Winter Universiade, the world’s best mogul skiers come to town for the latest stage of the FIS Freestyle World Cup.
University sports - 24 Feb 2020 - Federations & NOCs
FISU President Oleg Matytsin opened the first FISU Executive Committee meeting of the newly elected members. Matytsin, recently appointed Russian Minister of Sport, welcomed the new members and expressed regret that some colleagues were not able to join the meeting due to the coronavirus outbreak.
University sports - 21 Feb 2020 - Federations & NOCs
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) is closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus outbreak and its global spread. Keeping the safety of participants and organisers in mind, the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) has cancelled all international participation until May 2020.
University sports - 21 Feb 2020 - Federations & NOCs
President Bach made his first visit to FISU’s offices on the University of Lausanne campus today, as FISU leaders gathered for three days of Steering Committee and Executive Committee meetings.
University sports - 22 Jan 2020 - Federations & NOCs
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has expressed its pride at the appointment of FISU President Oleg Matytsin to the post of Sports Minister of the Russian Federation. First elected as FISU President in 2015, Matytsin was elected to a second term in November 2019.
University sports - 09 Jan 2020 - Federations & NOCs
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has begun a new era in the New Year, with a new visual and brand identity. The stylish new logo – the Dynamic U – continues to play on the ‘U’ of university sport but also incorporates the dynamism of sport as well as the colours of inclusivity.
University sports - 13 Mar 2019 - Federations & NOCs
After eleven days of sport and culture, the 29th edition of the Winter Universiade came to a close in the heart of Siberia, having well and truly raised the bar – not only in grandiosity, although grand it was – but in details, numbers, the little facts that make all the difference.
04 Mar 2019 - Federations & NOCs
The city of Krasnoyarsk, the region of Siberia and in fact, all of the Russian Federation put their collective might into ensuring the Opening Ceremony of the 29th edition of the Winter Universiade set the bar high – so high that there was also a message for the athletes from outer space.
University sports - 01 Mar 2019 - Federations & NOCs
The world’s premier winter multi-sport event for university athletes, hosted in the heart of Siberia, promises to be a memorable edition with reigning and future Olympic champions amongst the competitors
University sports - 01 Mar 2019 - Federations & NOCs
During the Executive Committee session of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the Summer Universiade 2021 was officially attributed to Chengdu, China.
University sports - 27 Apr 2018 - Federations & NOCs
With the cutting of a ceremonial ribbon, FISU President Oleg Matytsin ushered in a new era as the home of international university sports officially opened their new headquarters in the Olympic capital city today.
University sports - 02 Feb 2018 - Federations & NOCs
Lake Placid, 1 February 2018 – Members of the International University Sport Federation (FISU) Site Evaluation Committee spent the day in Adirondack, New York, evaluating the Lake Placid Bid Committee’s plans for hosting the 2023 Winter Universiade. 
University sports - 08 Dec 2017 - Federations & NOCs
The New York native held FISU’s presidential post from 1999-2011 passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday.
University sports - 03 Nov 2017 - Federations & NOCs
Prague, 03 November 2017 – The Federation of International University Sport (FISU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), pledging to establish closer cooperation between the two organisations. 
University sports - 11 Oct 2017 - Federations & NOCs
Napoli, 11 October, 2017 - With under two years to go until the 2019 Summer Universiade, FISU President Oleg Matytsin and Secretary General/CEO Eric Saintrond visited Naples and Rome to discuss the course of preparations and pledged to work closely with the Organising Committee to “invest in efficient and creative solutions”.
University sports - 02 Oct 2017 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne, October 2, 2017 – The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has launched an online platform for potential host cities to the Summer and Winter Universiades, as well as the World University Championships series.  
University sports - 25 Sep 2017 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne, 21 September– Following 24 hours packed with exciting and engaging activities around the world, FISU President Oleg Matytsin declared the second International Day of University Sport “a great success”.
University sports - 18 Aug 2017
TAIPEI, 17 August 2017 – Ahead of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade Opening Ceremony, FISU President Oleg Matytsin revealed the organisation’s ten-year global strategy to the General Assembly.
University sports - 04 Jul 2017 - Federations & NOCs
3 July 2017, Kazan: More than 100 volunteers from 91 countries gathered today as FISU President Oleg Matytsin opened the first FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy, joined by Olympic champion figure skater Alexey Yagudin and leader of the Republic of Tatarstan, President Rustam Minnikhanov.
University sports - 22 Jun 2017 - Federations & NOCs
All eyes in the world of student sport turned to Turin today, as the torch lighting ceremony of the 29th Summer Universiade Taipei 2017 ignited a flame set to burn until 30 August 2017. The Italian city was chosen in recognition of its role as host of the first ever Universiade in 1959. The ceremony was hosted by the University of Turin.
University sports - 28 Apr 2017 - Federations & NOCs
Indianapolis, 28 April 2017: Following a meeting between Fédération International du Sport Universitaire (FISU) president Oleg Matytsin, and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) President Mark Emmert at the NCAA’s headquarters, both organisations pledged closer collaboration aimed at benefitting student athletes all around the world.
University sports - 10 Nov 2016 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne; 9 November 2016: The International University Sports Federation (FISU) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the International Federation Forum in Lausanne, formalising an era of closer collaboration and confirming areas of mutual interest within student sport.
University sports - 31 Oct 2016 - Federations & NOCs
AUS CEO Meets Sports Administration to Promote Bilateral Sports and Academic Exchanges
University sports - 26 Sep 2016 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne; 26 September 2016: The second edition of the festival “Lausanne in Motion” has proven a great success, as more than 1 000 university students and the citizens of Lausanne gathered at Place de la Navigation in Ouchy, to enjoy a rich programme of sporting and cultural activities on Saturday 24 September.
University sports - 20 Sep 2016 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne; 20 September 2016: Today the International University Sports Federation (FISU) is celebrating the first ever UNESCO-proclaimed International Day of University Sport, as students around the globe take part in special activities organised by National University Sport Federations (NUSFs) and universities. 
University sports - 15 Sep 2016 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne; 14 September 2016: With less than one week to go, FISU is getting ready to celebrate the first ever UNESCO-proclaimed International Day of University Sport on 20 September 2016, in the Olympic capital.
University sports - 14 Sep 2016 - Events
Student-athletes from thirty countries were present at the opening ceremony of the 6th World University Shooting Sport Championship in Bydgoszcz, in the capital of the Polish province of Kuyavian-Pomerania
University sports - 01 Jun 2016 - Bidding
Lausanne; 31 May 2016: The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has awarded the hosting rights for the 2019 Summer Universiade to the city of Naples, in Italy
University sports - 22 Apr 2016 - Sponsorship
Lausanne; 21 April 2016: The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has today signed Norilsk Nickel Mining and Metallurgical Company (MMC Norilsk Nickel) as its latest partner, during SportAccord Convention in Lausanne
University sports - 21 Apr 2016 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne; 20 April 2016: The President of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), Oleg Matytsin, today participated in a Stone Laying Ceremony at the site of the Synathlon building in Lausanne, which will be the home of FISU’s headquarters from January 2018
University sports - 20 Apr 2016 - Federations & NOCs
World Rugby has reaffirmed its commitment to furthering sport through education by announcing an exciting collaboration with the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
University sports - 07 Apr 2016 - Events
The 14th edition of the FISU World University Chess Championship will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 9 to 15 April, 2016
University sports - 14 Mar 2016 - Events
From 16 to 20 March 2016, the 7th edition of the FISU World University Cycling Championship will take place in Tagaytay, Philippines. It’s the first time a FISU event is hosted in the Philippines. Some 120 cyclists from 17 countries will race in 4 major competitions, i.e. Criterium, Road Race, Cross Country Eliminator and Cross Country Olympic.
University sports - 09 Mar 2016 - Federations & NOCs
Lausanne; 08 March 2016: Last Friday the International University Sports Federation (FISU) voted to develop a strategic plan to guide its operations over the next 10 years. The decision to create the “FISU Strategy” represents the main outcome of FISU’s first Executive Committee meeting since Oleg Matytsin’s election as President in November 2015.
University sports - 07 Mar 2016 - Bidding
Lucerne in Switzerland will stage the 30th Winter Universiade in 2021 after the International University Sports Federation (FISU) awarded the hosting rights to the city during its Executive Committee meeting in Brussels from 4-5 March.
University sports - 02 Mar 2016 - Events
From 2 to 6 March, 2016, the 3rd edition of the FISU World University Speed Skating Championship (#WUCSpeedSkating2016) will take place in Baselga di Piné, Italy.
University sports - 17 Feb 2016 - Sponsorship
LAUSANNE - The United Transport and Forwarding Company (OTEKO), through its subsidiary CJSC Tamanneftegaz, has signed a four-year partnership with the International University Sports Federation (FISU), boosting FISU’s commercial portfolio in a year that will see the federation host more World University Championships than ever before.
University sports - 17 Feb 2016 - Events
The first ever FISU World University Champions in Ski Orienteering were crowned in Aleksin, Tula, Russian Federation, after concluding the first FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championship which was hosted 10-15 February. During the four competition days races took place in sprint, pursuit, mixed relay and mass start.
University sports - 11 Feb 2016 - Events
The 1st FISU World University Ski Orienteering Championship (#WUCSkiOrienteering2016) will kick-off the FISU Championship year. It is also the inaugural edition of this sport on the FISU sports programme. The event is hosted in Tula, Russia from 11 to 16 February 2016.
University sports - 27 Jan 2016 - Federations & NOCs
Moscow; 26 January 2015: International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Oleg Matytsin joined students in Moscow on 25 January to celebrate national Students Day in Russia, and competed in a bandy match in Red Square as part of the festivities.
University sports - 09 Nov 2015 - Federations & NOCs
LAUSANNE - On 8 November, during the second day of the 34th General Assembly in Lausanne, the FISU Membership elected a new Executive Board to lead FISU for the next four years, i.e. the period 2015-2019.
University sports - 09 Nov 2015 - Sponsorship
LAUSANNE - On 6 November, FISU signed a substantial 3-year partnership deal with the Chinese Taishan Sports Industry Group. Taishan Sports Industry Group agrees on a global partnership to develop joint-projects from January 2016 to December 2018 in the following domains:
University sports - 02 Nov 2015 - Sponsorship
FISU, the International University Sports Federation, and Gerflor, one of the leading companies in sports flooring worldwide, have signed a comprehensive partnership agreement to support FISU’s World University Championships until December 2018.
University sports - 15 Jul 2015 - Events
GWANGJU – With a bright and vivid Closing Ceremony the 28th Summer Universiade came to an end on Tuesday night July 14th at Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium. The two-hour event was put together by directors Myungsung Park and Taewook Kim. It connected the official part including the lowering and hand over of the FISU flag and the extinguishment of the flame with cultural performances of the former and future host cities.
University sports - 06 Jul 2015 - Events
GWANGJU – On 3 July, the 28th Summer Universiade kicked-off a 12-day period of university sport extravaganza with a spectacular Opening Ceremony.
University sports - 08 May 2015 - Media rights
BEIJING – FISU Secretary-General/CEO Eric Saintrond and FISU Director of Media & Communications Dejan Susovic are currently attending the 56th ABU Sports Group Conference.
University sports - 11 Mar 2015 - Bidding
BUCHAREST – Today, 10 March, Romania officially applied to host the 2021 Summer Universiade. A press conference formalizing the bid was held at 17h00 in the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest in the presence of Romanian President Klaus Johannis, FISU Secretary General/CEO Eric Saintrond, as well as representatives of the Romanian University Sports Association and the Association Vasile Tomoiagă.
University sports - 03 Feb 2015 - Events
The Gwangju 2015 Universiade Organizing Committee (GUOC) held a parade at the center of Chungjang Road to celebrate the 150 days to-go mark with the local community.
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