Winter Universiade less than a month away

15 November 2013 15:07
Winter Universiade FISU
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One highlight is chasing the next during this Nordic Combined season and after to the World Cup kickoff in Kuusamo, the first title event of the winter is less than a month away: the Universiade in Trentino.

The Winter Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years in a different city. It is only second in size and scope to the Olympic Games. Embracing FISU’s motto of 'Excellence in Mind and Body', the Winter Universiade incorporates educational and cultural aspects into 11 days of sports competitions, allowing university student-athletes worldwide to celebrate with the host city in a true spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.

In total, 2.500 participants from 50 countries are expected to take part in the Italian edition of the Universiade. Sports broadcaster Eurosport will report live from the competitions, planning to air 75 hours of competitions, split between the channels Eurosport and Eurosport 2.

The Nordic Combined events are scheduled for the 12th (Individual Gundersen HS 106), 16th (Mass Start HS106) and and 18th of December (Team HS 106).

As a first national ski association, the German team named its athletes for the Universiade today: Tobias Simon and Johannes Wasel will be starting in Predazzo/ Lago di Tesero, the World Championships venues from last year.

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