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12 October 2020 | in Summer FISU World University Games

Chengdu 2021 signs a ridesharing 'unicorn' to its supporter stable

DidiRideShareCHENGDU – In the world of venture capital, a unicorn is a near-mythical company that has reached a valuation of over one billion U.S. dollars. You might hear about them from time-to-time, but it isn't something one often finds while out for a city stroll or walk in the woods.


Well, for the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games, their executive committee did just that: signed on the unicorn company DiDi Chuxing to be the Games-time rideshare supporter. Better known just as DiDi, the company is a world leader in mobile transportation and local services platform, offering an entire range of app-based transportation and services for over 550 million users. In 2019 alone, people turned to the DiDi platform for over 10 billion passenger trips.


In Chengdu, DiDi will provide the official event services for a diverse range of mobility options, including car/bike sharing, freight transport and vehicle custody for participants and city volunteers throughout the Games.

DiDI signingThe Chengdu 2021 Executive Committee is all smiles and signatures after penning an agreement with ridesharing stalwart DiDi to be the official mobility provider of the 31st FISU World University Games

Didi Chuxing's Chairman and CEO, Cheng Wei, noted that the Games' principles of "Sustainable, Smart, Spirited, Shared" succinctly coincide with the company's ethos. Seeing the international multi-sport event as a unique chance to improve its tech to better support smart and sustainable transportation made this signing a no-brainer, according to Chairman Wei.


With easily accessible mobility options available for participants, staff and volunteers alike, the 2021 FISU World University Games organisers see the signing as just one further step to Chengdu fully realising its ambition to build the "World Tournament City."