The best of global university sport will be available on more screens than ever to fans worldwide, as the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and Eurovision Services (ES), business subsidiary of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), announced an agreement that covers all FISU events through to 2021. The pact allows for the distribution of an international signal to rights holding broadcasters on the Eurovision Global Network.
Partners of the Erasmus+ EU funded project Match point on anti-doping met in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on February 2 and 3, 2019, during the ATP 250 Sofia Open Tennis tournament. European University Sports Association (EUSA) was represented at the kick-off meeting through the EUSA Institute.
The Portuguese government approved the statute of the national student-athlete, an early claim of the Portuguese University Sports Federation (FADU), and a legacy of the European Universities Games Coimbra 2018. This statute will make it possible to enhance sports practice in higher education institutions in Portugal.
Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL) celebrated the 95th anniversary in Helsinki this weekend, with a Gala on February 2, 2019. The guests, representing student sport unions, clubs and partners were greeted by the newly elected board, chaired by OLL President Mr Joonas Suikula, First Vice-President Ms Tiina Anttonen and Vice-President Mr Harri Nurmi.
The focus of this month’s column is on gender equality, from a perspective of young sport leaders, introducing the New Leaders project. On the 21-23rd of January in Vilnius, Lithuania, 30 young sport leaders from the New Leaders project gathered to begin the year long journey that will develop their leadership skills and help them become advocates for gender equality in the sporting world.
European University Sports Association (EUSA) is happy to report a big interest for this year's European Universities Championships, and that it is still possible to register through the national university sports bodies in European countries.
The home of university sports is gearing up for what will be a momentous year for many reasons. 2018 saw many firsts and some impressive records set for FISU, the International University Sports Federation, but 2019 promises to be all that and even more! As FISU marches ahead, proudly brandishing its rich history, they are calling this the Year of Legacy.