The FISU World University Games is the largest international winter multi-sport and educational event for elite student athletes ages 18-25 and the largest winter multi-sport Games after the Winter Olympic Games.

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Organised by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the upcoming winter edition of the FISU World University Games will be in Torino 2025.

The GB Students delegation that represented the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games became the most successful UK of GB and NI delegation ever in the history of the competition since its inception 63 years ago as the Winter Universiade in 1960.

As well as being one of the largest delegations ever, the Winter Games showcased the broadest representation of universities to attend the competition, achieving their best medal tally and weighting ever at a FISU Winter World University Games including two gold and one bronze medal.

The first time ever GB had won two gold medals at a Winter World University Games. Scott Johns (Manchester Met University) became the first ever athlete from Great Britain to win a Ski Cross gold whilst the Men’s Curling Team beat the United States of America to take gold, our fourth and fifth gold medallists ever respectively at a Winter World University Games. In addition, Thea Fenwick (Staffordshire University) winning bronze in the Women’s Freeski Slopestyle.

The prestigious international university multi-sport Games provide a platform for students to compete alongside competitors from countries all around the world. FISU World University Games are widely recognised as a unique performance environment and as a significant development opportunity for both athletes and support staff. GB Students have rich history of sporting success as the BUCS sanctioned representatives for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Torino 2025

FISU has released the dates for the XXXII Winter World University Games, which will be held on the snow and ice of Piedmont from 13-23 January 2025.

In addition to Turin, four municipalities in the region will host the Games: Bardonecchia and Pragelato for snow sports, and Torre Pellice and Pinerolo for ice hockey.

This will be the twelfth time in the history that the event will be held in Italy after being held for the seventh time after the most recent Winter Universiade in Trentino in 2013.

Further information on the 2027 and 2029 FISU Winter World University Games host will be announced in due course.

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