Staged every two years in a different city, the winter edition of the FISU World University Games is a celebration of international university sports and culture. With several thousand student-athletes competing in each event edition, the FISU World University Games is among the world’s largest winter multi-sports competition.
Embracing FISU’s motto of ‘Excellence in Mind and Body,’ the FISU World University Games incorporate an educational aspect into the sports competitions which allows university student-athletes to celebrate high sports performance while continuing their education with the local host city.
The eleven-day competition programme includes nine compulsory sports at every winter edition of the FISU World University Games. To stay on the leading edge of sport delivery and innovation, organising committees can also include up to three optional sports from the FISU Recognised Sports for inclusion in their edition of the FISU World University Games.
The largest international winter multi-sport event for student-athletes
11 days Of sports competitions
2,500 + participants From over 50 countries
300 million viewers Broadcast to more than 100 countries, reaching over 300 million viewers
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FISU Winter Sports
FISU Games Winter department
At FISU, the FISU Games Winter Department assists and oversees all operational, administrative and logistical support to ensure a successful event. The department oversees all stages of the Games, from candidatures to competition to post-FISU Games legacy development. The Department serves as the central link between the different Organising Committees, National University Sports Federations (NUSFs) and International Federations (IF).
The FISU Games Winter Department assists the FISU Executive Committee and various FISU committees as they play their very important roles in their respective areas in the management of the FISU World University Games where the transfer of knowledge is paramount.
FISU staff and FISU World University Games organisers work directly with specific FISU Committees to deliver a successful event.