The 31st Summer World University Games (Summer Universiade/ FISU Games), will be held in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province in 2022.
The summer Universiade is an international multi-sports event, organised for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation.
The Summer Universiade is expected to draw over 10,000 student-athletes and officials from over 150 countries (well, lets see how COVID affect this) competing over 12 days. The event comprises 269 medal events across 18 sports disciplines and includes the three optional sports chosen by the Chengdu organising committee; rowing, shooting sport and Wushu.
This event will allow many Olympians who are also World University Games participants the opportunity to prepare for two major multi-sport competitions in Asia in the same time-frame. “Promises to be a great Summer of International Multi-sport competition of the very highest level” said FISU President Oleg Matytsin.
Preparations for the 2021 Summer Universiade
Preparations for the multi-sport event in Chengdu are ongoing smoothly and the tournament remains on schedule despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, according to the senior officials from the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
Currently, the construction of the venues in line with international standards for the event is in full swing.
The outdoor stadium for mountain sports in the Longquanshan Urban Forest Park, Tianfu Olympic Sports City, Phoenix Mountain Sports Center.
The 16930-kilometer Tianfu Greenway network which will serve as venues for international Marathon, road cycling, and orienteering events.
The over 500,000-square meter Universiade village dotted with 49 stadiums for 18 sports during the 12-day event will be completed soon one after another.
The city of Chengdu is going all out for the grand event and building itself to be a world-famous city of cultural creativity, tourism, sports events, and an international capital of gastronomy, music and MICE services.
As an important window onto a country, a region, and a city, and with international influence and significance worth spreading, the Universiade can enhance the reputation of all partners and their brands, help them grow rapidly in the market with the support of mainstream media outlets and web media platforms throughout the world.
Schedule of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games was announced. According to the program, the Games will include competitions in 18 sports including archery, artistic gymnastics, athletics, badminton, basketball, diving, fencing, judo, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, shooting sports, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wushu, with a cumulative total of 269 gold medals to be awarded. Specific schedule is as below.
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