More than 50 countries visited the FISU Forum in Krasnoyarsk


On August 8, 2018, the solemn opening ceremony of the international FISU forum “Student Sport: Springboard for Innovative Leadership” took place in the city of Krasnoyarsk (Russia). Oleg Matytsin, President of FISU, and Sergei Eremin, Mayor of Krasnoyarsk, took part in the opening ceremony.

The FISU Forum is a major educational conference held by the International University Sport Federation every two years to promote the ideas of youth sports in different countries of the world, to strengthen international cooperation and to support student projects in this field. 

Sergei Eremin, Mayor of Krasnoyarsk noted that the FISU Forum is a dress rehearsal for the city before the Winter Universiade. “This is an opportunity to do our best in preparing for a large-scale sports holiday in advance. To prepare for the Universiade a number of other test activities will take place. From October to January, 2018, the youth competitions, such as the Russia Cup or the World Championship, will take place on the new and reconstructed sports facilities. Each object will be fully tested with competitors, fans and volunteers. In addition, we continue to improve the city before the Universiade. Thus, we fix roads, houses’ facades, yards, transform public spaces and decorate the main sightseeing.”

The solemn opening ceremony continued with a festive concert and a parade of athletes. It should be mentioned, that Krasnoyarsk, the capital of the XXIX World Winter Universiade 2019, was visited by the representatives of five continents: Eurasia, South and North America, Australia and Africa. It is more than 170 people from 50 countries.