Turin to host 2025 Winter World University Games?

The City of Turin is expected to be named host of the 2025 Winter World University Games and for this occasion, The International University Sports Federation (FISU) Evaluation Commission visited the city.

FISU Acting President Leonz Eder, secretary general Eric Saintrond and the FISU Games winter director Milan Augustin meet with key Italian officials: mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino, president of Centro Universitario Sportivo Riccardo D’Elicio, president of Piedmont region Alberto Cirion and Councilor for Sports Fabrizio Ricca.

They all discussed Turin’s plans for the event. Mr Saintrond said: “Together with FISU, this city, the region and its exponents are looking not only to the past, but also to the near future, especially in these difficult times due to the pandemic, it is of great importance to offer the youth a perspective. The Torino 2025 FISU World University Games project is ideally suited for this purpose. As a lasting legacy, not only will new accommodation be built for the students, but an attractive concept will also hold out the prospect of great FISU World University Games for the students, which will combine sport, culture and education in an ideal way.”

Besides Opening and Closing ceremonies and ice sports in Turin, Bardonecchia has been proposed as the venue for Alpine skiing, freestyle, freeski and snowboard, while biathlon and cross-country skiing are expected to be held in Pragelato, while Pinerolo and Torre Pellice are also being considered to host ice sport events.

For now, Italy has hosted four Summer and six Winter editions of the Universiade while Turin previously hosted the Winter Universiade in 2007. Photo credit Insidethegames.biz