FISU WUC Chess in UAE
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.
The event can be followed via the OC website at www.wucchess2016.com and FISU website at www.fisu.net.
Notes to editors: About FISU
Founded in 1949, FISU (International University Sports Federation) is an organisation dedicated to university sport and the promotion of excellence in mind and body. Balancing elite sport competition and academic studies, the student-athletes participating in FISU events are today's stars and tomorrow's leaders. FISU has three core sport properties: the Summer and Winter Universiade and the World University Championships. The Summer and Winter Universiade are international multi-sporting and cultural festivals held every two years, gathering student-athletes aged 17-28 from over 170 countries. FISU's other major sporting events are the World University Championships (WUC), single-sporting events which are held in the years between the Universiades. In 2016 there will be a total of 34 Championships in 25 countries. In addition to our existing broadcast agreements, FISU's long-term multimedia partnership with Eurosport will bring live HD broadcast for each Summer Universiade and Winter Universiade across Europe and Asia-Pacific. FISU's partnerships with Eurosport covers all events through 2017. The 2017 editions of the Universiade are in Almaty, KAZ (winter) and Taipei City, TPE (summer), 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, RUS (winter) and 2021 in Lucerne, SUI (winter).
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