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09 September 2020 | in International Day Of University Sport, Membership News

Who is the most active? IDUS contests around the world!

With just eleven days to go for the 2020 edition of the International Day of University Sport, FISU’s continental and national member federations are rolling up their sleeves to organise activities and events, within the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FISU America, for starters, has been very active organising various educational, sports and promotional virtual events in which university students from the entire continent can participate for free. What’s more, they have a little contest going, to declare the ‘Most Active Federation’ of the continent.

 

Each participation will garner points, and the federation that achieves the highest participation will be awarded ‘the most active’.

 

Some of the events include webinars on topics such as sports marketing, gender equality in sport and the FISU Healthy Campus project, an eSports Festival in three modes – FIFA20, Clash Royale and Free Fire, as well as a promotional video contest. Each Federation will be invited to make a one-minute video promoting university sports in their country and all entries will be posted on Instagram, tagging @fisuamerica, @fisu and the hashtag #letsidus.

 

There will also be a Best Photo contest, which each “like” on social media will win one point. The winning ‘Most Active’ National University Sports Federation will receive a sum of prize money which is to be used for donation of educational or sports goods to an institution affected by the pandemic. All registrations on the IDUS FISU America website: https://www.cbdu.org.br/side/idus-fisu-america/  

 

Meanwhile in Germany, the adh (German University Sports Federation) will kick off a major project in partnership with Die Techniker (TK) called ‘Bewegt studieren – Studieren bewegt! 2.0’, on 15 September under the IDUS activities umbrella.

Over a period of three years, both, adh and TK, will provide content and financial support to more than 50 selected projects from adh member universities that are focusing on the promotion of physical activity and health among students. For this purpose, TK provides up to a maximum of € 40,000 per project.

 

The kick-off event in Potsdam will mark the official start of implementation of those projects, which have already been in the planning phase since the beginning of June. As some people cannot be onsite due to the pandemic, some parts of the programme will be online. The kick-off event itself will take place in compliance with the country-specific hygiene regulations.

 

More information on the initiative can be found here.

 

Moreover, TK will also partner adh in hosting the inaugural ‘adh-Hochschullauf digital’ to celebrate the International Day of University Sports. For this event, everyone related to a university is invited to put on their running shoes. Between 8 AM and 6 PM on September 20, the goal is for everyone to walk or run as many kilometres as possible within a maximum of 60 minutes – with the individual result not only counting for the individual but also for the university, too. Thus, one for all and all for one!

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To guarantee that everyone can participate in the event, no one is forced to use the full hour but can cover some distance as part of a relay. Results must be tracked by using a smart watch or running app. A photo which verifies the running time, distance and date must then be uploaded on the adh-website to participate in the event.

 

Besides attractive prizes for those who cover the greatest distance in 60 minutes, the most active university will also be awarded. In addition, extras await those participants who have climbed the most vertical metres, too. For further information on the adh-Hochschullauf digital click here.

 

Across the globe in Asia, the member federation in Chinese Taipei – CTUSF – will be running a series of 3-day workshops for international students studying in Taipei. Participants will get to know about international sports organisation like FISU and AUSF through online lectures, they will visit a sports television station to understand the production of sports news, and will get a chance to explore and experience sports like 3x3 basketball and wakeboarding. They will also be taken to see a professional baseball game.

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Lots of activities in store for students around the world – and there’s no excuse to not participate in this year’s International Day of University Sport.