Following the Elections of International University Sports Federation leadership, Mr Oleg Matytsin, President and Eric Saintrond, CEO, Secretary General were reassured in their positions for another 4-year term.
The FISU Executive Committee got down to business with allocating the next two FISU World University Championships: 2022 Budapest, Hungary and 2024 Kampala, Uganda.
The organization celebrates 70 years of existence this year and for the occasion, completely renewed its identity, consisting of a new FISU Logo and a new naming system for all FISU assets. The organization changed its multi-sport event’s name from UNIVERSIADE to FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES.
The International University Sports Federation was officially founded in 1949 in Zurich, where it first announced it’s mission:
“To promote the cultural aspect of the student body from all countries, to exchange the experiences of university sport, to organise international university meetings and to spread the moral values of sport.”
Weightlifting was taken into the FISU program in 2008, when the first WUC was held in Komotini, Greece. Aniko Németh-Móra (HUN) was elected and acted with utmost devotion ever since as FUSU Technical Committee Chair in charge of weightlifting.
Weightlifting World University Championships have been organized in even years ever since according to FISU rules and enjoy a high rank and great popularity within the IWF Events program, as well.
In addition to that, as an optional sport, weightlifting featured in the program of 3 Summer Universiades: 2011 in Shenzen, Hongkong; 2013 in Kazan, Kazan, Russia and 2017 in Taipei city, Taiwan.
You can read more about university weightlifting here.