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22 April 2020 | in COVID-19 updates, University World Cup 3x3, FISU University World Cups

2020 FISU University World Cup 3x3 postponed to 2021

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) and the local organising committee of the 2020 FISU University World Cup 3x3 have agreed to postpone this year’s tournament, which was scheduled to be held from 26-29 November 2020, in Xiamen, People’s Republic of China.

The decision to postpone the tournament to the same period next year was taken following several discussions between FISU and the organising committee, with the final approval from postponement taken during the FISU Steering Committee on 17 April. 

 

“As you know, the selection of teams for the University World Cup is done on the basis of continental Qualification Tournaments, which are organised by our Continental University Sports Federations,” wrote FISU Secretary General-CEO Eric Saintrond in a letter to the federation's member associations.

 

“The qualification tournaments normally take place during the Continental Games or Continental Championships. Unfortunately in 2020, the continental federations are unable to organise their Games or Championships due to the global COVID-19 situation. Hence, this does not allow us to select the teams for the world finals of the FISU University World Cup 3x3 this year.”

 

The event has been postponed to late 2021, and will remain in the city of Xiamen, which has hosted it since its inception in 2015. The exact dates will be announced later.