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Torino 2025 reveals progress at the Chengdu 2021 FISU University Games

Torino 2025 progress report was revealed at an executive meeting during the XXXI Summer World University Games – Chengdu 2021, taking place in Sichuan region’s Chengdu city, China from 28th of July to 8th of August, 2023.

On the occasion, the Organising Committee of the winter event, scheduled to be held in Nothern Italy in 537 days’ time, has illustrated the preparation progress for the return of FISU Winter Games to the Piemontese capital after over 18 years since the last Torino 2007 Winter Universiade was carried.

The illustration took place in the early afternoon of July 27, by the Torino 2025 delegation arriving in China, led by President Alessandro Ciro Sciretti, and accompanied by Deputy Vice-President Riccardo D’Elicio and General Director Francis Cirianni.

“The presentation of the progress report is a significant moment of the path leading us to the event that will be held in less than a year and a half, an appointment in the contractual obligations of each Committee with FISU, but which gives the opportunity to present to the FISU Executive Committee the progress of the work in view of 2025.” General Director Francis Cirianni said after the illustration

“After the flag handover in Lake Placid and the summer edition in Chengdu, which is about to begin, it will finally be our turn, which is why it is very important to update the International Federation on how we are preparing to welcome international delegations from all over the world, exchanging valuable information and contacts both with them and with the Rhine-Ruhr Organising Committee, which will organise the 2025 Summer Games, i.e. a few months after us.

“Torino 2025 is a great opportunity for the whole region because such prestigious international sharing events do not happen so frequently, and this is why all the players involved, institutional and otherwise, must make their contribution to arriving ready for the Games, which will leave a further legacy in a city with a strong sporting and university background such as Torino”. he added.


Astoundingly, the Piemontese capital was included with Milan and Rome in the ranking of the 100 best cities in the world for students. From 13 to 23 January 2025, together with Turin, Bardonecchia, Pragelato, Torre Pellice and Pinerolo multiplicities.

“The Universiade take another important step towards Torino, the city that was their birthplace and is preparing to host them again. As a Region we are proud to have accepted and won this challenge” states Fabrizio Ricca, Councillor for Sport of the Piedmont Region and President of the Commission of Honour of the Torino 2025 Games

“Our region is ready to host thousands of young athletes who will come to discover the beauty of our mountains, our organisational capacity and the excellence of our university fabric. I wish the Piedmontese athletes competing in China triumph in all disciplines,” he continued.


During today’s progress report, and at the request of the Torino 2025 Organising Committee, a minute’s silence was observed to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth of the father of the Universiade, Primo Nebiolo (born on 14 July 1923), and to remember Roch Campana, FISU Secretary General Emeritus and former FISU Secretary-General from 1979 to 2007, who passed away last month.

Credit: AIPS Media 

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