3rd FISU World University Speed Skating Championship on the fast track
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. With the hosting of this Speed Skating event at the Piné open air skating oval, the student speed skaters will return to the same venue that hosted the Speed Skating competitions for the 2013 Winter Universiade in the Trentino region. Speed Skating is an optional sport at the Winter Universiade as well.
More info can be found on the website of the OC (www.wucspeedskating2016.it) and FISU (www.fisu.net) and on its social media platforms. #WUCSpeedSkating2016
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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) and 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, RUS (winter).