FISU to lower age limit at student events

FISU is responsible for the organisation of the Universiade, an intenational multi-sport event for university student athletes held every two years in different cities around the world.

At FISU’s Executive Committee meeting in Brussels on 4/5 March it was decided to reduce the upper age limit of participants in FISU events. From the 2019 Summer Universiade, the new age limits will be from 17 to 25 years old. (Previously, athletes up to the age of 28 could compete.)

It was found that 85% of the participants of the three Winter and Summer Universiades and World University Championships between 2012 and 2014 fell into the 19 to 25 year-old age bracket.

The last World Archery University Championships will be held in Ulan Bator, Mongolia in June 2016. Following that, archery will become a permanent sport at the Summer Universiade, at which it has been included as an optional sport at three of the last four editions.

The previous age limits remain in place for the 2016 World Archery University Championships and 2017 Summer Universiade.