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24 August 2015 | in Winter Universiade, Multisports

2021 Winter Universiade: Kick-off Meeting of the Bidding Committee Lucerne-Central Switzerland

 

 

LUCERNE - Guido Graf, Government Councillor of the Canton of Lucerne, opened the official kick-off meeting of the 2021 WU Bidding Committee of Lucerne-Central Switzerland on 21 August in Lucerne. He underlined the importance of a potential Winter Universiade for the City and the Canton of Lucerne, but also for the other Cantons of Central Switzerland such as Zug, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Uri and Schwyz.

Mount Pilatus, symbol of Lucerne

He thanked the initiative of the Swiss University Sport Federation, represented by Managing Director Leonz Eder who approached the Lucerne Government and convinced them to seriously evaluate the possibility to bid for the 2021 Winter Universiade. The Governments of the six cantons of Central Switzerland agreed after several meetings to officially launch the candidature in cooperation with FISU.

F.l.t.r.: Urs Hunkeler, Chairman of the Bidding Committee, Guido Graf, Government Councillor of the Canton of Lucerne, Beat Hensler, Secretary-General of the Bidding Committee

Urs Hunkeler, Chairman of the Bidding Committee and Beat Hensler, Secretary General - both of them were part of the observer group during the 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada, Spain - introduced the heads of the different departments such as Sport Venues, Accommodation, Transportation, Security, Finances, Marketing, IT, Media and Communication, Protocol etc. Already next week bilateral meetings with the heads of department will be organised. The Bidding Committee intends to finalize the bidding documents for November.

 

(Source: SUSF)

 

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