— Published 17 November 2023

Turin 2025 opens its doors to Paralympic athletes

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) is breaking new ground. For the first time ever, Paralympic student athletes will be invited to take part in competitions at the 2025 Turin World University Winter Games. The announcement was made by the organizing committee, but without specifying the number of events and competitors involved. The plan to include Paralympic athletes was already included in the Piedmontese capital’s bid. Milan Augustin, FISU’s Director of the Winter Games, explains in a press release: “This is the result of two years’ work with the Organizing Committee and FISU. This is a historic day for the entire university sports movement. We hope to increase the number of disciplines and participants in future editions.” The Turin World University Games will take place from January 13 to 23, 2025. This weekend, FISU is holding its 38th General Assembly in Geneva (November 17 and 18). It will be marked by reports on preparations for the next three editions of the World University Games, Rhine-Ruhr 2025 and Chungcheong 2027 for the summer, and Turin 2025 for the winter. Also on the agenda was the election of the body’s executive committee for the period 2023-2027, including the position of president. The position is currently held on an interim basis by Switzerland’s Leonz Eder. He has taken over the seat vacated by Oleg Matytsin, the current Russian Minister of Sport.