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13 March 2016 | in World University Championships, Cross-Country

20th WUC Cross Country: Opening Ceremony


CASSINO – On 11 March, the Opening Ceremony of the 20th World University Championship Cross Country 2016 took place at the Manzoni theatre in Cassino, Italy at 5:00 pm.

19 delegations from 5 continents for a total of 124 athletes attended the event.  

During the Ceremony Mr. Leonz Eder, FISU 1st Vice-President, Prof. Ciro Attaianese, Organising Committee’s President and the President of CUSI Atty. Lorenzo Lentini made welcome speeches.

The historical parade Terra Sancti Benedicti, symbol of Cassino representing the story of the city, also welcomed the delegations.

Some representatives of the students athletes and of the judges took an oath promising to take part in the Championship, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, fair-play and for the achievement of International University Sports Movement.

The Championship has been declared open and was wished good luck to all the athletes.


(Soure: OC WUC Cross Country 2016)