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31 January,01:45:31

Ekaterinburg 2023 FISU World University Games postponed

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The new dates will be determined later.

The decision to postpone the Games for an indefinite period was made by the FISU Executive Committee during an online meeting in order to preserve the integrity of the international student sports movement and to provide equal opportunities for all nations to participate in the Games, which is impossible under the current circumstances.

"We are not talking about the cancellation of the event. The FISU Executive Committee notified us that the Games has been postponed. The new dates will be known later," Alexander Chernov, CEO of ANO "Executive directorate "Universiade-2023", commented on the decision of FISU.

"While we regret the circumstances that have given rise to this termination, we would like to acknowledge the dedication and professionalism that you have each demonstrated to this point in relation to the organization of the 2023 FISU World University Games and to thank you for your collaboration and support," said Eric Saintrond, FISU Secretary General/CEO.