Today marks start of the one-month countdown to the International Day of University Sport, which is celebrated world-wide on September 20th. Proclaimed by UNESCO on the initiative of FISU, this initiative promotes sport in higher education and all its values. The European Week of Sport will be celebrated September 23-30 across the continent.
The traditional bi-annual FISU World Forum was held this year virtually for the first time. International University Sports Federation (FISU), Hungarian University Sports Federation (MEFS) and the University of Physical Education in Budapest (UPE) hosted the event between August 12 and 14.
EUSA Technical Delegate for orienteering Mr Dusan Vystavel met with EUSA President Mr Adam Roczek to discuss the sport. The meeting was held in Wroclaw on Tuesday, August 11, and the two representatives both expressed hope that university sport will be back on track in a short time.
Despite restrictions across the globe still in place due to the COVID-9 pandemic, organisations continue their inspiring work despite the tough times, exemplified in this month’s What’s Up Student Column. While all eyes in the sports world should have been on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo right now, the current global pandemic resulted in a major change of plans for athletes, organisers and fans. Nevertheless, the sport family is still active.
The partners consortium of the Skills for You(th) through Sport (SK4YS) project proudly announces the completion and availability of a dedicated handbook on skills development in and through sport, aimed to raise awareness about the sport-based interventions and to provide practical advice for planning such initiatives.
Final preparations are in full swing for this year’s 2020 FISU World Forum, which will take on a somewhat different format this year.