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The university returns home

The FISU flag-off for the Turin 2025 Winter University World Games took place in Lake Placid.

It all started in Turin in 1959 thanks to the foresight of the historic head of CUS Turin. Early Nabiolo. On the occasion of the closing ceremony Lake Placid Games The route of the FISU flag took place between the American city and the Piedmontese capital, which i XXXII Winter University World GamesThis is the new name given FISU In a review that brings together student athletes from around the world, 2025 from 13th to 23rd January. Like Olympia with the Olympics, the flame of knowledge is placed under the mole: Turin is the permanent seat of the Brazier, located in the courtyard of the rectory of the University of Turin.

Piedmont Land of Sport Reads FISU Games Claim Apart from Turin (figure skating, short track, curling and ice hockey), four other municipalities will be protagonists: Bartonecchia (alpine skiing, snowboarding and freestyle) and Bargelato (cross-country skiing and biathlon) for snow sports, Torre Bellis and Pinerolo for ice hockey. The celebration for 2025 began at Lake Placid’s sports temple, Herb Brooks Arena, where the American amateurs unexpectedly defeated the Soviet professionals at the 1980 Olympics, bringing the miracle to life on ice. The final of the men’s university ice competition won by Canada was held here, with the Italian CUSI delegation winning 10 medals, including 3 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze. One of the most precious metals was worn by twenty-year-old Piedmontese psychology student Elisa Fava, who climbed the top step of the platform on a parallel giant snowboard and now dreams of repeating herself on the snow at home. In exactly two years. Overall, it was the best Italian trip abroad in the history of the Winter University World Games.

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For the first time at the Turin 2025 Games, the Games will be accompanied by the Brainstorm Academic Challenge, which will bring together the best university talents from around the world competing in mental disciplines selected by the 4 Piedmontese universities. By Students: Like the student athletes who take to the Piedmontese snow and ice, they dream of winning medals. «The University of Piedmontese community is ready to welcome the great event of the 2025 Winter Games of Turin. – Announce 4 Piedmontese rectors Stefano Cuena, Guido Saracco, Gian Carlo Avanchi, Bartolomeo Biolatti -. We are proud to host this event of international importance in our territory: the sport is an opportunity to meet different cultures, which allows us to develop and improve the excellence of the university system, thanks to the access path we are engaged in for the next two years. Turin 2025 will bring young people from all over the world to Piedmont. An extraordinary opportunity for discussion and inspiration for our entire community.”.

“After Naples Universiade 2019, it’s up to Turin 2025: it will be a new success for the whole country and for Italian sport, as already proven by the great result in the medal table of the blue representatives here in Lake Placid. – He declared Lorenzo LentiniRepresentative of CUSI and representative of Italy in the Executive Committee of FISU -. In the long wave of success of the 2007 Universiade, Turin will surprise all the universities of the world: the Italian University Sports Federation – FederCUSI is ready to go».

These are the words of the Turin 2025 Organizing Committee, with a message shared by President Alessandro Ciro Schretti and the Vice-President. Ricardo de Eliseo: “Here at Lake Placid we have reached the summit with a successful edition, and now the journey downhill begins. The flag of the World University Games has finally returned home and the countdown begins. To welcome the arrival of the FISU flag and to launch the volunteer recruitment campaign that will be the centerpiece of our event, on Saturday 28 January at 9pm at the Pala Albidur in Turin We look forward to seeing you. Don’t miss the call!».

“We immediately believed in the challenge of bringing the Winter University World Games to our region, and today, in front of thousands of young athletes from all over the world, we can look back on the months of work leading up to this success. The race made it right. – says Alberto Cirio, President of the Piedmont Region and Regional Councilor for Sports Fabrizio is rich -. Turin and Piedmont are the equivalent of the Universiade to Athens and Greece to the Olympics. In fact, we will forever have the brazier in which everyone should light the fires of their games. The fact that the Universitat will return to our territory in 2025 confirms this bond and is a great opportunity for the development of the tourism system, the university system and the tourism of a region that is home to thousands of young people. Athletes from all over the world are ready to discover the beauty and potential of Piedmont.

“For the city of Turin, it was exciting to participate in the ceremony and receive the Universitatea flag from the hands of the Mayor of Lake Placid. – announced the mayor Stephen Lo Russo and Councilor for Sports and Major Events Dominic Carretta -. Thanks to great teamwork, after 1966 and 2007, we will have the honor of hosting the 2025 edition. In two years, many young male and female athletes will come to Turin eager to win a prestigious medal, university students and the opportunity to visit and discover the beauties of our city. We are proud to underline on this occasion that more and more students from all over the world choose to enroll in our universities as evidence of the high quality of education and the expertise of top-level teachers».

Saturday January 28 The FISU flag arrives in Turin. From 9 p.m., at Pala Albidur, the flag presentation ceremony and the recruitment campaign for volunteers will begin, who will represent invaluable support for the success of the biggest university sports event worldwide. To participate next Saturday evening, with free admission (by 10pm), simply register at this link, subject to availability: https://www.wugtorino2025.com/messengers/.

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During the celebration of the arrival of the flag, a DJ set will be organized, which will start at 21 and end in the evening.