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WUC Triathlon 2018: Inspection Visit

Championships 5 October 2017



KALMAR – From 27 to 29 September, FISU delegates visited Kalmar, the host city of the 2018 FISU World University Triathlon Championship.


The first day was dedicated to inspecting the official hotel of the event. The FISU delegates looked at accommodation for the participants, catering places, offices etc. They also met with representatives of the WUC Organising Committee and the Linnaeus University.


During the second day, the delegation inspected the sport venues, ceremonial places and other facilities. Kalmar will offer a city-integrated course which is flat and technical. It will include a 750 meter long swim course in the canal, a 20 kilometer long bike course and a 5 kilometer long running course. The race goes through the historical town of Kalmar, offering plenty of challenges for the athletes and a great way for the spectators to experience triathlon.


The day was concluded with a meeting where the general organisation of the event and promotional activities where discussed. The meeting was held at Kalmar Castle.


“The inspection visit was an important milestone for the Organising Committee to progress with our work. We have had valuable meetings with FISU representatives Dominque Frizza, Pauline Hamonic and Jing Zhao. Now, we look forward to welcoming university triathlon athletes from all over the world to Kalmar. The prerequisites for a good championship are the best thanks to the good cooperation between Kalmar Municipality, Linnaeus University, the Swedish Triathlon Association and the local associations,” saids Cecilia Olsson, Secretary General of the Swedish University Sports Federation.


(Source: WUC Dept.)