FISU Executive Committee meets in Brussels
The FISU Executive Committee is holding its meeting today and tomorrow (11-12 November) in Brussels. The main decision it will take in the Belgian capital is to select the region or city that will organise the 2027 FISU World University Games Summer.
Chungcheong Megacity (Republic of Korea) and North Carolina (USA) are in competition to host the event.
Both bidding teams are present in Belgian to make their final presentation before the Report of the Evaluation Committee and the vote of the Executive Committee which is scheduled on the second day of the meeting.
"Chungcheong Megacity is the second capital of Korea, it’s a very new city where everything is hi-tech, top of fashion, it‘s a young and energetic place,” said Tae In-Young, Communications Director of the Chungcheong Megacity Bid Committee. ”We are excited to invite university students from around the world to come and experience the Korean fun and vibes.”
“Come to the United States, the university movement has not been there in a long time, in America it has grown tremendously, we are the number one market in sponsoring, investment and facilities in university sport and FISU can really take advantage of that,” said Hill Carrow, Chairman and CEO of the North Carolina Bid Committee
The Organising Committees of Torino 2025 FISU World University Games Winter and Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Summer have also traveled to Brussels where they both have installed a booth and will make presentations to showcase their preparations.
On the first day of their meeting, and following a thorough analysis by FISU Sports department and technical chairs, Executive Committee’s members have decided to change the current format of the FISU University World Cups and run them like FISU World University Championships. Only 3x3 Basketball and Football will continue to be FISU University World Cups.
The EC heard more from the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Game’s Organising Committee under which conditions the event already postponed in 2021 and 2022 will be held in Summer 2023.
It also announced the appointment of Mrs Sarah Lewis as Deputy Secretary General as of 1 January 2023. A British former skier who competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, she brings 20 years of experience as Secretary General of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS)