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

Championships 4 August 2021

Julia CHANOURDIE during the Bratislava 2018 FISU World University Championship Sport ClimbingThe 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, The 2022 FISU World University Championships and FISU University World Cups will take place in over 18 countries, including two new countries to join the list of FISU event hosts: Kosovo and Argentina. For the 2022 season, there will be 7 FISU University World Cups and 15 FISU World University Championships, including one championship that was exceptionally postponed to 2023: Rowing.


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.


2022 FISU World University Championships
Sport City Country First Competition Day Last Competition Day
Ski Orienteering Jachymov CZE 22 February 26 February
Speed Skating Lake Placid USA 2 March 5 March
Cross Country Aveiro POR 12 March
Squash New Giza EGY 9 June 15 June
Sport Climbing Innsbruck AUT 14 June 17 June
Futsal Shanghai CHN 18 July 24 July
Golf Torino ITA 20 July 23 July
Orienteering Magglingen – Biel/Bienne SUI 17 August  21 August
Waterski & Wakeboard     24 August 27 August
Beach Volleyball Lake Placid USA 24 August 28 August
Canoe Sprint Bydgoszcz POL 9 September 11 September
Triathlon Maceio BRA 10 September 11 September
Mind Sports Antwerp BEL 12 September 17 September
Modern Pentathlon Buenos Aires ARG 21 September 25 September
Rowing* London CAN 13 July 2023* 15 July 2023*

*Event postponed exceptionnaly to 2023.


2022 FISU University World Cups
Sport City Country First Competition Day Last Competition Day
Finswimming Lignano Sabbiadoro ITA 1 April 2 April
American Football Monterrey MEX 1 June 11 June
Floorball Liberec CZE 20 June 24 June
Handball Prishtina KOS 11 July 17 July
Powerlifting     25 July 29 July
Combat Sports     29 September 8 October
Cheerleading Heraklion GRE 4 November 6 November


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