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Zoldo, the capital of sports: a space for the European university championships until Thursday

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Yesterday’s flag parade and display. Then from today (December 19) there will be space for sports and competitive spirit. The European Universities Winter Sports Championships opened yesterday in Val di Zoldo. Until Thursday (December 21), the valley will be in the spotlight and will speak different languages. 230 participants have registered for the event who will compete for alpine skiing and snowboarding titles (men’s and women’s slalom, men’s and women’s giant slalom, team event), which is complemented by the novelty of snowboard volleyball, which is making its debut at an international championship. It happened; The conference was attended by 45 universities representing 18 countries (Albania, Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Italy).

The most represented country is Italy with 53 participants from 9 universities, followed by Poland (35 participants from 7 universities); The university with the highest number of competing athletes is the University of Venice IOWA (15), followed by the University of Warsaw (13), Bucharest University of Economic Studies and Ca’ Foscari of Venice (11).

The tournaments are organized by Cus Venezia under the auspices of EUSA (European Universities Sports Association), in collaboration with Federcusi, the Universities of Venice Ca’ Foscari and IUAV; They have the sponsorship of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and CONI, as well as Fisi and the Italian Volleyball Federation.

This event has a contribution from the Major Events Fund of the Province of Belluno in the Veneto Region and enjoys the valuable support of the Municipality of Val di Zoldo, the Val di Zoldo Tourist Association and the Val di Zoldo Funive Resort.

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“We are honored to be able to host this event and thank the organization that has given us the opportunity to introduce our valley to an international audience,” said Camilo de Pellegrin, Mayor of Val di Zoldo. Including the organizing staff and Eusa, there are approximately 350 people who will be working to liven up the area these days.

Wynne Dinwiddie
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