LAUSANNE  FISU, the International University Sports Federation, is proud to announce Tissot as the Official Timekeeper of the 27th Winter Universiade in 2015. 
 
Tissot, one of the world’s best known watch brands, hereby confirms its long-term commitment to the Universiades after the successful 2013 editions in Kazan, Russia (Summer) and Trentino, Italy (Winter) with a new partnership for the 2015 Winter Universiade, jointly held in Granada, Spain and Strbske Pleso/Osrblie, Slovakia (Nordic sports & biathlon).  
 
As Official Timekeeper of the 27th Winter Universiade, Tissot will provide Timing, Scoring, On-Venue Results, Web Results, and Accreditation services, as well as provision of the corresponding equipment by Swiss Timing.
 
Eric Saintrond, FISU Secretary-General/CEO, said:
“FISU and its unique community of student-athletes worldwide always aim at Excellence and Precision as its long-term partner, Tissot. Therefore, we are glad to collaborate with Tissot and Swiss Timing for this 27th Winter Universiade.”

François Thiébaud, President of Tissot, said:
“The Universiades reflect the Tissot spirit perfectly by its diversity and the incredible dynamism it projects. They are the biggest international multi-sport events for student athletes, where the brightest stars of tomorrow compete. We are very proud to be able to provide them with fairness and equality through ultimate precision timekeeping.” 
 
The 27th Winter Universiade will take place from 24 January to 1 February, 2015 in Strbske Pleso/Osrlbie, Slovakia for Nordic skiing and biathlon, and from 4 to 14 February in Granada, Spain for alpine skiing, snowboarding, curling, figure skating, short track speed skating and ice hockey. Some 2,500 participants from 50 countries are expected to take part in the event.

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About Tissot

It's the Swissness at the very heart of Tissot that makes the brand such a distinguished one. The + in the Tissot logo is the same as the Swiss flag, symbolising the quality and the reliability that watchmakers have proudly demonstrated since 1853. The innovative brand remains in its home in Le Locle in the Swiss Jura Mountains, keeping its Swiss identity at its core. Tissot watches are authentic and accessible, using special materials, advanced functionality and meticulous design detail to create pieces that are both precise and stylish. The high calibre of the brand has been repeatedly recognised, as in its illustrious history Tissot has been named Official Timekeeper and Partner of MotoGPTM, FIM World Superbike, FIBA, AFL, RBS 6 Nations Rugby and the World Championships of cycling, fencing and ice hockey. Tissot, which sells its timepieces in more than 160 countries round the world, is a member of the Swatch Group, the world's largest watch producer and distributor of Swiss watches. As it continues to create pioneering creations, Tissot stands by its signature, "Innovators by Tradition." www.tissot.ch
 
About FISU

Founded in 1949, FISU (International University Sports Federation) is an organisation dedicated to university sport and the promotion of excellence in mind and body. Balancing elite sport competition and academic studies, the student-athletes participating in FISU events are today's stars and tomorrow's leaders. FISU has three core sport properties: the Summer and Winter Universiade and the World University Championships. The Summer and Winter Universiade are international multi-sporting and cultural festivals held every two years, gathering student-athletes aged 17-28 from over 170 countries. FISU's other major sporting events are the World University Championships (WUC), single-sporting events which are held in the years between the Universiades. In addition to our existing broadcast agreements, FISU's long-term multimedia partnership with Eurosport will bring live HD broadcast for each Summer Universiade and Winter Universiade across Europe and Asia-Pacific and greater exposure for all FISU properties through the monthly TV magazine CAMPUS. FISU's partnerships with Eurosport covers all events through 2017. The 2015 editions of the Universiade are in Granada, ESP & Strbske Pleso/Osrblie, SVK (winter) and Gwangju, KOR (summer), 2017 in Almaty, KAZ (winter) and Taipei City, TPE (summer) and 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, RUS (winter) and Brasilia, BRA (summer).