FIS highly appreciated the Winter Universiade 2019
Russian delegation presented a report on the Winter Universiade 2019 at the Conference of the International Ski Federation in Croatia. FIS representative highly appreciated preparation for the Winter Universiade and congratulated Russian colleagues on the successful competitions.
According to them, the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019 has raised the Games to a whole new level and it will be difficult for the organisers of the upcoming Winter Universiade in the Swiss city of Lucerne to keep this level. In particular, the experts of the International Federation noted the high level of refereeing and courses preparation at Sopka Sports Complex. The personnel managed to prepare the venue specifically and exactly for the Games. This contributed a lot to the safety in such a complicated sport as Freestyle Skiing.
In addition, the Conference resulted in a resolution to expand the scope of the Student Subcommittee to add up various kinds of sports, such as Freestyle, Snowboard and Ski Jumping. At present, the Winter Universiade 2021 Programme includes only three disciplines, namely, Ski Cross, Slopestyle and Big Air.
“As part of the preparation for the next Universiade, the FIS Student Subcommittee discussed the possibility of asking the Organizing Committee to expand the Programme,” Vyacheslav Kozlov, a representative of the Russian delegation, said. “We have decided to send a letter and ask to add Mogul, Dual Mogul, Aerials and Team Aerials to the Programme.”
As a reminder, the Winter Universiade 2019 is the first Winter Universiade held in Russia with a record number of participating countries. Within the period of 11 days, athletes from 58 countries competed for medals in 11 sports disciplines. Competitions and cultural events of the Winter Universiade 2019 were attended by more than 320,000 spectators and fans. As a result of the event, the Winter Universiade 2019 Directorate received a large number of positive assessments from the representatives of FISU and international winter sports federations.
Source: Press-service of Freestyle Federation of Russia