FISU Inspection Visit Takes Place in Lake Placid
With less than one year before the start of the opening ceremony for the Lake Placid 2023 World University Games Winter, members of FISU last week visited upstate New York to view the venues and meet with the Organising Committee. This is in preparation for the more than 2,500 student-athletes and officials that are expected to descend on Lake Placid from 12 to 22 January 2023 to compete in 12 sports and 86 medal events.
Planning, transportation, opening and closing ceremonies and other aspects of the 2023 FISU Games were discussed over the course of the visit. Tours of competition venues in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Wilmington, Canton, Potsdam, and North Creek were completed as well as reviews of athlete villages.
FISU Director General Paulo FERREIRA, who was part of the delegation visiting Lake Placid, commented, "There's interest and there's curiosity about the Games. Lake Placid is on the map, it's going to be on the map forever. FISU is proud to be helping Lake Placid again in terms of relevance. From our side we want to be good neighbors, not only with Lake Placid but with all Organizing Committees going through."
Though winter has shifted to spring in Lake Placid, excitement is building for next winter and the start of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games. As the FISU delegation experienced, athletes can expect both great facilities and hospitality when they arrive next January.
Image source: the Adirondack Sports Council
Edited by HUANG Xiaomei