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07 September 2022 | in Winter FISU World University Games

Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games delegates to visit region

RS38161 welcome to lpThe Head of Delegations (HoD) meeting (12-16 September) will provide national representatives with first look at Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games’ preparation.


Four months ahead of the Games, representatives from several of the countries participating in the event will travel to Lake Placid and the Adirondack region for the meeting.


The countries expected to send delegates include France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Thailand, Czech Republic, Canada, Germany, Korea, Poland, Ukraine, Norway, Finland, Netherlands, Sweden, Armenia, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia and Slovakia.


Until this visit, the ability of delegates to see the Adirondack region has been limited primarily to virtual tours, due to the global pandemic.


Now they will have the opportunity to meet with the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games’ Organizing Committee and tour the venues where their student athletes will compete, live, and train during the Jan. 12-22, 2023 winter multisport competition and educational festival.


“The HoD meeting brings together representatives from the competing nations, the Organizing Committee and FISU to learn more about the area and venues, and discuss overall Games’ planning,” said Ashley Walden, executive director of the Adirondack Sports Council, the Organizing Committee for the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. “We are excited to welcome this group and highlight all the work that has been accomplished to date in preparation for January.”


“The HoD meeting is one of the most important meetings to prepare the FISU Games. I consider this meeting to be a milestone to improve the overall organization based on delegation needs which you can only get from their great experience,” said Milan Augustin, FISU Games Winter Director.


“I believe that all participants in the HoD meeting and later in the FISU Games are craving to discover the famous Lake Placid (and Adirondack region), which is unique for having organized the Olympic Winter Games on two occasions and already one time the FISU World University games in 1972, but also for the kindness and friendliness of its residents,” he added.


The 11-day Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games is expected to attract more than 2,500 student athletes and delegates from some 600 universities across 50 countries.


The competition consists of 12 winter sports contested throughout New York’s Adirondack region, including Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Wilmington, North Creek, Canton and Potsdam.