International World University Championships


In even years, FISU organizes numerous World University Championships in various sports. These are stand-alone competitions, hosted by different cities on varying dates throughout the year.

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:  

Cross Country March 7 Marrakech, Morocco
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