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24 October 2014 | in Winter Universiade

Tissot, Official Timekeeper 2015 FISU Winter Universiade

Eric Saintrond, FISU Secretary-General/CEO with Eckhard Frank COO of Swiss Timing

LAUSANNE - FISU, the International University Sports Federation is proud to announce Tissot as the Official Timekeeper of the 27th Winter Universiade in 2015.

Tissot, one of the world’s best known watch brands, hereby confirms its long-term commitment to the Universiades after the successful 2013 editions in Kazan, Russia (Summer) and Trentino, Italy (Winter) with a new partnership for the 2015 Winter Universiade, jointly held in Granada, Spain and Strbske Pleso/Osrblie, Slovakia (Nordic sports & biathlon). 

As Official Timekeeper of the 27th Winter Universiade, Tissot will provide Timing, Scoring, On-Venue Results, Web Results, and Accreditation services, as well as provision of the corresponding equipment by Swiss Timing.

“FISU and its unique community of student-athletes worldwide always aim at Excellence and Precision as its long-term partner, Tissot", Eric Saintrond, FISU Secretary-General/CEO commented. "Therefore, we are glad to collaborate with Tissot and Swiss Timing for this 27th Winter Universiade.”

“The Universiades reflect the Tissot spirit perfectly by its diversity and the incredible dynamism it projects", François Thiébaud, President of Tissot added. "They are the biggest international multi-sport events for student athletes, where the brightest stars of tomorrow compete. We are very proud to be able to provide them with fairness and equality through ultimate precision timekeeping.”

The 27th Winter Universiade will take place from 24 January to 1 February, 2015 in Strbske Pleso/Osrblie, Slovakia for Nordic skiing and biathlon, and from 4 to 14 February in Granada, Spain for alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, figure skating, short track speed skating and ice hockey. Some 2,500 participants from 50 countries are expected to take part in the event.

 

C. Pierre, Press Officer

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