— Published 17 May 2021

Turin and Rhine-Ruhr chosen for 2025


The year 2025 looks very European for the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The Lausanne-based body has awarded the two editions of its World University Games for this post-Olympic year. They will be held successively in Turin for the winter, then in the German region of Rhine-Ruhr for the summer. Both bids were selected by FISU after on-site inspection visits. The Italian city of Turin already hosted the World University Winter Games in 2007, when the event was still called the Universiade. However, this will be a first for the Rhine-Ruhr region, and at the same time a comeback to Germany, 36 years after the 1989 Summer Universiade in Duisburg. In addition, the FISU Executive Committee confirmed the dates of the World University Summer Games’ next edition. Postponed by one year because of the health crisis, those Games will take place from June 26th to July 7th, 2022, in Chengdu, China.