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12 June 2020 | in International Day Of University Sport

100 days to go for International Day of University Sport 2020

IDUS 2019

The International Day of University Sport is just 100 days away and despite the global COVID-19 situation, FISU is cautiously hopeful that by September we should be in a position to hold some activities and celebrate the occasion.

 

As each year, FISU looks forward to its member associations, continental and national, to plan activities around the date, even marking the occasion with a university sport week, as has been done in the past.

 

“We are working with our members on our ‘Back to campus, back to sports’ plans,” says Leith Brooke, General Manager at UniSport Australia. “We see IDUS as a perfect way to celebrate our students coming out of hibernation and back to university sport and will be making 20 September a focus date for these promotions.”

 

IDUS 2Last year, IDUS 2019 saw the active involvement of 102 FISU members from 5 Continental University Sports Federations (CUSFs) and FISU is hopeful of strengthening those numbers further.

 

As 20 September falls on a weekend this year, some universities are planning activities for earlier in the week.

 

“Regarding our plans at the university, we are hopeful that we will be able to hold the event, as we have been doing since the beginning, around September 18,” shares Sami A. Garabedian, FISU Education Committee Member and Senior Director of Athletics at the Lebanese American University. “We will monitor the pandemic situation very closely as we near the event and will decide accordingly if we need to make alternative arrangements for celebrating IDUS.”

 

“IDUS has been and will always be on our events calendar and the pandemic will not change that!” he adds.

 

The new version of the IDUS Guidelines are now available on the FISU website here and they include everything from the FISU President’s message to new logo guidelines, from how to celebrate to best examples and best practices.

 

FISU looks forward to creating a global event and sharing the joy together with the #LetsIDUS hashtag on social media.