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Following evaluation of the global COVID-19 situation – including consultation with various Host Organizing Committees – FISU has made the difficult decision to cancel all World University Championship events in 2020.

Team Canada’s preparation for the following events have been affected in this regard:  

Championship Dates Location
Golf June 17-20 Taichung, Chinese Taipei
Beach Volleyball June 23-27 Torremolinos, Spain
Triathlon June 27-28 Kecskemet, Hungary
Sailing June 30-July 4 Campione del Garda, Italy
Orienteering July 14-18 Smolensk, Russia
Squash July 20-26 Shanghai, China
Muaythai Aug. 17-23 Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Rowing Aug. 27-29 Zagreb, Croatia
Shooting Sport Sept. 9-13 Pilsen, Czech Republic
Rugby Sevens Sept. 17-20 La Plata, Argentina
Cheerleading Sept. 24-26 Wonju, South Korea
Waterski & Wakeboard Sept. 24-27 Dnipro, Ukraine
Boxing Oct. 10-15 Katowice, Poland
Weightlifting Oct. 20-24 Gangjin, South Korea
Wrestling Oct. 27-Nov. 1 Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Badminton Nov. 16-22 Bangkok, Thailand

Though disappointing, U SPORTS supports this decision given the current global situation. 

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2020 editions of FVLA and FISU World Forum to be held online

With the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic having led to the cancellation of most major events worldwide, the next editions of the FISU World Forum and FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy will take place online, rather than onsite.

The FISU World Forum will be held online, from 12-14 August 2020 and more details about the programme, speakers and registration process will be provided in the coming weeks.

Two sessions of the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy will be held, the first on 22-23 June 2020 and the second, from 4-6 September 2020, with former UNB Reds men’s soccer goalkeeper Kristian D’Amore representing Canada

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