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Author: Victor Lawson

Napoli 2019: A learning curve for Germany and its Universiade plans

Thirty years after the Summer Universiade was held in Duisburg in 1989, the German University Sports Federation (adh) is well on track to apply to host the Summer Universiade 2025. For the adh and its nearly 200 member universities, these are exciting times.   In the context of potentially hosting Read More…

FISU returns to Central Switzerland to monitor Winter Universiade 2021 preparations

LUCERNE – Acting in its role as a vital link between FISU and an organising committee, the Winter Universiade Supervision Committee was back in Central Switzerland to check-in and monitor the preparations – as well as the spirit and tradition – of the 30th edition of the event.   Led Read More…

Spotlight: Porto Alegre 1963 Summer Universiade memories

Take a trip back through 60 years of Universiade history. The fifth stop on the FISU history tour takes us to Brazil – and outside Europe for the first time – for the Porto Alegre 1963 Summer Universiade   The Summer Universiade travelled outside Europe for the first time in Read More…

SUPERSTAR ATHLETES WHO WENT BACK TO SCHOOL(VENUS WILLIAMS)

Venus Williams born June 17, 1980 is an American professional tennis player. A former world No. 1, Williams is generally credited with ushering in a new era of power and athleticism on the women’s professional tennis tour.   Tennis star Venus Williams always wanted to study business but did not Read More…

SUPERSTAR ATHLETES WHO WENT BACK TO SCHOOL(TROY POLAMALU)

Troy Polamalu born April 19, 1981 is a retired American football strong safety who played his entire twelve-year career for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). Celebrated NFL safety Troy Polamalu began studying at the University of Southern California in 1999. He was just short of finishing Read More…

SUPERSTAR ATHLETES WHO WENT BACK TO SCHOOL(SHAQUILLE O’NEAL)

Shaquille O’neal born March 6, 1972, is a retired professional American basketball player who is a sports analyst on the television program Inside the NBA on TNT. He is considered one of the greatest players in National Basketball Association (NBA) history.   The Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal left Louisiana Read More…

SUPERSTAR ATHLETES WHO WENT BACK TO SCHOOL(MICHELLE KWAN)

Michelle Kwan was born July 7, 1980, She is a retired American figure skater. a five-time World champion (1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003) and a nine-time U.S. champion (1996, 1998–2005). She is tied with Maribel Vinson for the all-time National Championship record.   The two-time Olympic medalist took her first Read More…

Polish University Sport Federation celebrates the movement’s annual achievements

University Sport Gala hosted in the modern, and culturally significant, Opera Nova Theatre of Bydgoszcz   The Polish University Sport Federation (AZS) awarded the best universities, Polish university sport champions as well as European and World University medalists in a solemn ceremony that coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Read More…

Top 10 moments at the fifth University World Cup – 3×3

XIAMEN – With an excellent fifth edition of the FISU University World Cup – 3×3 in the books, it is time to look back at the four days of scintillating action and pick our top 10 moments. From buzzer beaters to wild pile-ups, it was all happening on the half-court Read More…

Paulista University win first title, Tsinghua defend theirs

XIAMEN, China – It was time for sweet revenge for Tsinghua University of China just when it mattered most, as they beat University of Vienna comprehensively in the final of the University World Cup – 3×3. After having lost to the Austrians by a whisker in pool play, regular order Read More…

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