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adh takes next step towards bid for Summer Universiade 2025

BERLIN – The German University Sports Federation (adh) has taken a further step towards applying for the Summer Universiade 2025. On 16 October 2019, representatives of the association gave an overview of the project to the sports committee with members of all Bundestag fractions being present at the meeting.   Read More…

FISU President presents Jean Petitjean Award to the Polish Olympic Committee

On 25-26 October 2019 a solemn celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Polish Olympic Committee took place in Warsaw. To mark this important milestone in the history of Polish sports, guests from all over Europe and even beyond came together to the Polish capital. The General Assembly of the Read More…

Africa’s continental championship roundup

Backcourts, back alleys, and maybe even a couple balks are coming to the African continent as the African University Sports Federation (FASU) hosted the first-ever badminton championship in Port-Louis Mauritius. The competition ran over the weekend into Tuesday, the 19–22 October.   The competition came after a four-year agreement between Read More…

It got a little muddy – U of Johannesburg follows up national success with continental crown

Fresh off the back of winning their local Varsity Rugby Sevens tournament earlier this month, South Africa’s University of Johannesburg took that winning formula abroad by winning the inaugural Kings Africa Rugby Sevens Championship in impressive fashion.   Organised by The Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), the tournament was Read More…

Dual-career project launched in Poland

WARSAW – Polish student-athletes will have it easier to pursue a dual career and combine sport with study. The initiative from the Polish University Sport Federation (AZS) was supported through the national Ministry of Science and High Education by introducing a project named the National Student Team.   The project Read More…

Winter Universiade 2021 welcomes Stoos as alpine skiing host venue

STOOS, SWITZERLAND – “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,” Mike Tyson famously said before a heavyweight boxing world title bout.    Since spoken, the words have echoed beyond the ring. And for good reason: it’s how one reacts to adversity that defines them, not the Read More…

FISU President attends ANOC General Assembly

FISU President Oleg Matytsin was invited to attend the XXIV General Assembly of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), from 17-18 October in Doha, Qatar. The meeting brought together more than 1,000 delegates from the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs), as well as the IOC, international sports federations and Read More…

101 missed games and counting – What’s happening with ozil at arsenal?

Where is Mesut Ozil? It must be a question Arsenal boss Unai Emery is getting tired of answering. Or, sort of answering. The German midfielder has made just one Premier League start for Arsenal this season and has now been left out of the Gunners’ last four matchday squads. On Read More…

Aribo has the attributes to become a superstar – Rangers boss Gerrard

The 23-year-old midfielder has been spectacular for both club and country and the Gers boss has tipped him for greater success.   Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes Joe Aribo has all it takes to become a superstar, considering his impressive form.   The midfielder has hit the ground running since Read More…

Three Chelsea fans face lifetime bans for racially abusing a fellow supporter

Three Chelsea fans face bans for racially abusing a fellow supporter at a Europa League game in April. Jerome Bailey, 20, said he was subjected to slurs about his skin and hair during a tie at Slavia Prague. He was also “disappointed” it took the club six months to contact Read More…

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