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Confirmation of the 2022 FISU World University Championships and FISU University World Cups

The last pending dates of the 2022 calendar for the FISU World University Championships & FISU University World Cups have been confirmed and officially communicated to all FISU members.

After more than a year without sport events, 15 Championships and 7 World Cups will take place in over 18 countries, including a new country to join the list of FISU event hosts: Kosovo.

This upcoming season will also celebrate the transition of several sport disciplines to the World Cups format, as well as the much anticipated first FISU University World Cup Combat Sport (Boxing, Karate, Muaythai, Sambo, Wrestling, Wushu) in Ekaterinburg (RUS) in 2022, which is expected to be organised to a very high standard. Two new sports have also joined the programme for the first time: Powerlifting and Finswimming.

The FISU World University Championships gather student-athletes from all around the world to represent their country and compete against others, whereas the student-athletes in the FISU University World Cups compete in the name of their university in an attempt to climb to the top of the ranks in specific sport disciplines.

“We are really happy to have a season again even though there are still some questions with the ongoing pandemic. It hasn’t been easy for our Organising Committees as well, but we are grateful that most of them held on and carried on their preparations the best they could”, says FISU Vice President Marian Dymalski. “I believe we will have some really nice events next year such as Sport Climbing in Innsbruck (AUT), Golf in the great course in Torino (ITA) and many others. The Beach Volleyball and Speed Skating FISU Championships in Lake Placid (USA) will also be a great way for the organisers to gain experience towards the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games,” says FISU Secretary General-CEO, Eric Saintrond.

FISU World University Championships are not only a step towards organising major international sport events, but are also a steppingstone for student-athletes, to help them reach the highest levels in their disciplines. Maude Charron, four-time FISU medallist at the FISU World University Championship Weightlifting in 2016 (MEX) and 2018 (POL), recently reached the podium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, bringing back a gold medal for Canada.

“It is truly inspiring to see FISU former athletes receiving medals during the Olympic Games. We saw them during their student years at our Championships and World Cups and now we are thrilled to see them achieve their goals at the Olympic Games,” adds FISU Secretary General-CEO, Eric Saintrond.

The dates of the upcoming FISU World University Championships and FISU University World Cups as well as their locations are available in the calendar bellow.