14th FISU WUC Badminton starts
The 14th edition of the FISU World University
Badminton Championship starts today, 12 September and will last until the 18th.
The event is hosted in Ramenskoe, Russia.
The event can be followed via the following channels:
Website: www.wucbadminton2016.com & www.fisu.net
FB: FISU - International University Sport
Notes to editors:
Founded in 1949, FISU stands for Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (International University Sports Federation). FISU was formed within university institutions in order to promote sports values and encourage sports practice in harmony with and complementary to the university spirit. Promoting sports values means encouraging friendship, fraternity, fair-play, perseverance, integrity and cooperation amongst students, who one day may have responsibilities and even key positions in politics, the economy, culture and industry.
Open to student-athletes aged between 17 and 25 (for 2016 and 2017 events, the upper age is still 28), the FISU sporting events are the Summer and Winter Universiade and the World University Championships. The Universiades are multisport events staged in odd-numbered years, while the World University Championships are single-sport events staged in odd-numbered years. Besides its sporting events, FISU stages educational events, i.e. the FISU Forum on University Sport, the FISU World Conference on Development through Sport, the FISU World Conference on Innovation – Education – Sport, the FISU Sport Education Summit and the FISU Seminars.
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FISU is composed of 170 Member Associations (National University Sports Federations). Every four years, the FISU General Assembly elects the members of the FISU Executive Committee, its board of directors. Fourteen permanent committees advise the Executive Committee in their specialised areas. For the daily administration of FISU, the FISU Executive Committee relies on the Secretary General, who is assisted by the FISU staff. The FISU headquarters is in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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