Yekaterinburg to Host Summer Universiade 2023

3 July 2019 (11:25)

UrBC, Moscow, July 3, 2019. Yekaterinburg got chosen as the host for the Summer Universiade 2023; the decision was made at the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) Executive Committee meeting, TASS reports.

Yekaterinburg is now expected to welcome 200,000 visitors from 150 different countries. The Summer Universiade comprises fifteen different sports: badminton, basketball, water polo, volleyball, judo, track-and-field challenges, ping-pong, swimming, springboard diving, artistic gymnastics, archery, tennis, taekwondo, fencing, and free callisthenics.

Now the FISU committee paid a visit to Yekaterinburg in mid-June, inspecting seventeen different locations in Sverdlovsk Region that applied for hosting the Universiade events. For one, the committee went to a site in VIZ-Pravoberezhny that is the prospective location for the Universiade Village. The FISU delegates also looked at Yekaterinburg Arena, where the opening and closing ceremonies of the Summer Universiade are scheduled to take place.

Russia coordinated the Summer Universiade in Kazan in 2013 and the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk earlier.

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