Chengdu, China, April 4, 2021: The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has announced that the FISU World University Games Chengdu 2021 have been postponed to 2022.
The announcement on April 1 was made jointly by FISU, the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) and the Organising Committee of Chengdu 2021.
The Games were due to take place in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, this August but have been put back one year due to the travel restrictions.
FISU said: “Many of the elite athletes expected to compete during Chengdu 2021 have been able to train, albeit with some interruptions, throughout the pandemic. Many, however, have not as university campuses and sports facilities have faced lengthy closures.
“Furthermore, the FISU Executive Committee felt the likely improvements in the public health situation over the next year would be such that an event in 2022 would be considerably more likely to offer the formative experience that FISU aims to deliver.
“This approach is fully aligned with FISU’s goal of positively shaping the leaders of the future through their experience of international university sport.
“The decision from FISU, FUSC and the Organising Committee is aiming to protect the safety and health of all people involved including athletes and the citizens. FISU, FUSC and the Organising Committee will continue to promote the preparation and ensure successful FISU Games.”