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04 September 2020 | in Summer FISU World University Games

Ekaterinburg 2023 picks up speed with introductory seminar

An introduction seminar was held with the Ekaterinburg 2023 FISU World University Games Organising Committee, on 2-3 September. The seminar, that is traditionally held in preparation for future editions of the games, was held online for the first time, due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

The summer edition of the games in three years’ time will be held from 8-23 August 2023 in the colourful Russian city that is a hub of sports and education. 


Nearly 70 participants, from FISU and the Organising Committee attended the seminar, which focused on presenting an overall picture to the future hosts. This included general information about university sports, about FISU and the history of the World University Games that were formerly known as the Universiade.


recut chernov"You cannot overestimate the value of this seminar,” said Alexander Chernov (left), General Director of the 2023 FISU World University Games in Ekaterinburg. “It is both, important basic knowledge, important details as well as the ways to resolve potential problems. It is worth attending and studying by everybody in the Organising Committee."


The seminar was also an opportunity to introduce the OC staff to various events and programmes that take place on the side lines of the main multi-sport event, under the FISU umbrella. Operational details, such as the lifecycle of the Organising Committee, core services for various client groups and cross-functional cooperation were also discussed.


“FISU has a long history with the Russian Student Sport Union and World University Games in Russia,” said FISU Secretary General-CEO Eric Saintrond. “We started with the Games in Moscow (1973), then Kazan in 2013 and then the winter edition in Krasnoyarsk in 2019.”


“Now we’re going to Ekaterinburg in 2023. Everytime, the strength of the Organising Committee in Russia has been that we have had the same team, right from the bidding process till the end of the games,” he added. “Many of those people are still involved in the organisation of sports events in those cities. It is important to start with a strong team and maintain the same strong team till the delivery of the games.”


This seminar is one of the main elements of the FISU Transfer of Knowledge programme led by the FISU Education & Development department and is followed by several functional sessions as well as an Observer Programme during Games-time. The Observer Programme for the Ekaterinburg OC will, for example, be conducted during the Chengdu 2021 World University Games.