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23 September 2022 | in Summer FISU World University Games

North Carolina Bid Committee hosts FISU Evaluation Committee

From left to right: Jing Zhao, Eric Saintrond, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Leonz Eder and Marian DymalskiThe North Carolina Bid Committee (NCBC) for the 2027 World University Games has hosted the FISU Evaluation Committee in conjunction with NCBC’s bid for the 2027 FISU World University Games Summer.


“We have been thrilled to host the top leadership at FISU this week on their FISU evaluation site visit as an important part of the bid process for the 2027 FISU World University Games Summer,” said Hill Carrow, Chairman and CEO of NCBC. “The site visit has provided us with the opportunity to showcase North Carolina’s capacity and capabilities for delivering an incredible FISU Games in 2027.”


The FISU evaluation site visit also included key United States organizations that are critical partners in the bid, such as the U.S. International University Sports Federation (USIUSF), the U.S. member of FISU, and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee.


The FISU delegation also met with key North Carolina university and political leaders.


“Our local colleges and universities have been working together on significant initiatives for years,” said Jo Allen, President of Meredith College. “That presents a major advantage for the teamwork among our institutions that will be required to host the 2027 FISU World University Games.”


Roy Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, did an official hand-off of North Carolina’s Bid Book for the Games to Leonz Eder, FISU Acting President.


“Obviously we want the World University Games right here in North Carolina. The love of sports here in our state is a real passion and the Games will emphasize not only how sports can bring us all together across the world, but the importance of our colleges and universities,” Roy Cooper said. “There are 130 colleges and universities in North Carolina, with 19 of those in the Games Host Region, and we know that this would be a fantastic place to host the Games.”


Leonz Eder expressed the great appreciation of the Evaluation Committee for “an excellent and highly productive site visit”.


“The North Carolina Bid Committee showed us their outstanding sports competition and training venues and their excellent Games Village sites. University sports belong to the universities and to go back on these North Carolina university campuses with this event is inspiring,” he said.


North Carolina’s Bid to host the 2027 World University Games Summer is centered in the Triangle and Greensboro and is competing against the Chungcheong Megacity (Korea). FISU, the International Governing Body for the World University Games is expected to choose the winner of the 2027 World University Games on Saturday, November 12, 2022.


The FISU Evaluation Committee consisted of Leonz Eder, FISU Acting President; Marian Dymalski, FISU Vice President; Eric Saintrond, FISU Secretary General and CEO, and Jing Zhao, FISU Games Summer Director.