FISU Re-Vamps www.fisu.tv
Therefore FISU has once again re-vamped its ambitious program of broadcasting video images of its events on line over the Internet. WebTV offers many advantages over conventional television. It can be produced with a small production team. And what’s more, WebTV is free of timetable restraints.
The FISU Web TV Program covers the highlights of the different sports disciplines of the FISU events. These spectacular moments can still be downloaded to watch. But it is not only the thrilling finals that can be relived. If you want to experience the enchantment of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies again, if you missed the original lighting of the torch, if you want to listen to the interviews of medal winning athletes, or even witness a preview of the next Universiade in Bangkok next August, then select the event of your choice in the scroll down menu and enter the magnificent world of the Universiades and International University Sports competitions.
The FISU TV website is accessible through http://www.fisu.tv/
FISU stands for Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire (International University Sports Federation), founded in 1949. FISU's main responsibility is the supervision of both Summer and Winter Universiades as well as the World University Championships. The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years in a different city and which is second in importance only to the Olympic Games.
The Summer Universiade consists of 12 compulsory sports (Athletics - Basketball - Fencing - Football - Gymnastics - Swimming - Diving - Water Polo – Tennis – Table Tennis - Judo - Volleyball) and up to three optional sports chosen by the host country. The record figures are 7,816 participants in Izmir, Turkey, in 2005 and 174 countries in Daegu, Korea in 2003.
The Winter Universiade consists of 7 compulsory sports (Alpine skiing - Nordic skiing composed of jump, cross country & combined - Biathlon - Ice Hockey - Short-Track - Speed Skating - Figure Skating - Curling) and one or two optional sports also chosen by the host country. The Winter Universiade gathered a record 2,511 participants in Torino in 2007 and a record number of 50 countries in Innsbruck, Austria in 2005.
The World University Championships are organized every even year in sports which do not figure on the compulsory Universiade program. In 2006 28 different WUC were staged all over the world.