Ekaterinburg, Russia, will host the 32nd Summer University Games in 2023

Executive Committee members of International University Sports Federation , FISU elected the Russian city with an unanimous vote during the federation’s biannual meeting in Naples, Italy.

According to a statement by the Press officer of FISU, Tina Sharma, the decision was made a day to the commencement of 2019 University Games in Italy.

Following the bid city’s presentation, the FISU Executive Committee granted the 32nd Summer Universiade to Ekaterinburg with a 23-0 vote in favour.

FISU President Oleg Matytsin delivered the news: “Officially we make the decision to attribute the Summer Universiade 2023 to Ekaterinburg. Congratulations!”

According to the statement, Ekaterinburg 2023’s sports programme will incorporate FISU’s 15 compulsory sports, which include, archery, artistic

gymnastics, athletics, badminton, basketball, diving, fencing, judo, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, waterpolo.

It adds that the city of  Ekaterinburg also presented boxing, rugby sevens and sambo for the 2023 event which were unanimously accepted by the FISU executive committee.

Ekaterinburg is one of Russia’s largest cities, often called the ‘third capital’, with a population of over 1.5 million.

The statement says FISU leadership has been assured of maximum support from the Russian Federal Government at the highest level.

PR/Olaolu Fawole

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