November 11, 2022 | at a meeting of the Executive Committee
Today and tomorrow (November 11-12) a meeting of the FISU Executive Committee is taking place in Brussels. The main decision he will make in the Belgian capital will be the choice of the region or city that will host the FISU World University Games Summer 2027.
Chungcheong Megacity (Republic of Korea) and North Carolina (USA) are competing to host the event.
Both bidding teams are present in Belgian for their final presentation ahead of the Evaluation Committee Report and Executive Committee Vote scheduled for the second day of the meeting.
“Chungcheong Megacity is the second capital of Korea, it’s a very new city where everything is high-tech, on top of fashion, it’s a young and energetic place,” said Tae In-Young, Communications Director of Chungcheong Megacity Bid Committee. “We’re thrilled to invite students from all over the world to come and experience Korean fun and vibes.”
“Come to the United States, the college movement hasn’t been there for a long time, it’s grown tremendously in America, we’re the number one sponsorship, investment and facility in college sports and FISU can really capitalize on that,” said Hill Carrow, chairman and CEO North Carolina Bidding Committee
The organizing committees of Torino 2025 FISU World University Winter and Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games Summer also traveled to Brussels, where they both installed a booth and will give presentations to showcase their preparations.
On the first day of the meeting, after a thorough analysis by the FISU sports department and technical chairmen, the members of the Executive Committee decided to change the current format of the FISU World University Championships and conduct them on the model of the FISU World Academic Championships. Only 3×3 Basketball and Soccer will remain FISU World University Championships.
The EC heard more from the Organizing Committee of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Game, under what conditions the event postponed already in 2021 and 2022 will take place in the summer of 2023.
The appointment of Ms Sarah Lewis as Deputy Secretary General was also announced, effective January 1, 2023. The former British skier who competed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary brings 20 years of experience as Secretary General of the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS)