— Published 20 April 2023

Chengdu is getting ready in a big way

100 days to go, on Wednesday 19 April, before the next edition of the World University Summer Games, scheduled from 28 July to 8 August in Chengdu, China. This was the occasion for the Chinese organisers to give a press conference on the preparation of the major event on the FISU international calendar, which has been postponed twice due to the health crisis. All 49 competition venues, which will be put into operation in 2021, will be tested again in the coming weeks. No less than 20,000 volunteers have been recruited. They have already started their training modules. In addition, the organising committee revealed at a press conference that more than 1.3 million people had registered to join the other volunteer programme set up by the Chengdu authorities. They will be assigned to the organisation of the World Academic Congress, planned in the Sichuan city during the World University Games. Finally, it was announced on Wednesday 19 April that the sports venues of the university event would be open to the public, free of charge or with a very low entrance fee, outside the competition periods. This initiative is intended to encourage the population of Chengdu to take part in sporting activities.