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26 March 2012 | in Summer FISU World University Games, Field Hockey

FISU meets FIH

KONTICH - From March 17th to 25th, 2012,Antwerp suburb Kontich (Belgium) is hosting the “Athlon Car Lease FIH Road toLondon” as qualifying field hockey tournament for the Olympic Games in 2012. FISU took this opportunity to meet with FIH in order to discuss the collaboration between FISU and FIH for the field hockey tournaments which will be part of the Summer Universiade program in Kazan 2013. Represented by Laurent Briel, Director of the World University Championships and Melanie Stallecker, Sport Assistant to the Summer Universiade, the FISU Delegates met with Kelly Fairweather, GEO FIH, Sergey Chechenkov, President of the Russian Field Hockey Federation, and Tatiana Zinovjeva FISU Technical Chair Field Hockey. Special emphasis was placed on clarifying the preparation forKazan, covering a variety of organizational issues such as the competition format, venue requirements and sports technical regulations.

Further to this, discussion focused on where to position FISU events within the current FIH program and how to develop and promote the University Tournaments in the future.


(Source: Melanie Stallecker, Sport Assistant to the Summer Universiade)