The 30th winter edition of the FISU World University Games was scheduled to take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from 11-21 December 2021. However, due to the travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event had to be cancelled a week before it was scheduled to take place.
At the time, FISU Secretary General and CEO said, “Today, within the pandemic environment, we need the help of everyone to keep all sport events alive for large sports family not only in student sports community but for all sports around the world. The unexpected cancellation of the Winter Universiade in Lucerne has made all of us very sad but we must look ahead and focus on the future events. We are not stopping the collaboration with our Lucerne friends because the knowledge is there and we hope that sooner or later the FISU World University Games will again be organised in Switzerland.”