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FISU Signs Contract to Bring Live World University Games Broadcast to US

In the wake of their announcement last fall to bring 80 hours of World University Games coverage  to the European continent via EuroSport, the FISU has signed a contract to do the same in North America, according to a press release on their website this week.

The FISU is the governing body for the biannual event that brings together the best student-athletes, aged 17-28, from around the world (summer and winter events are held every odd-numbered year). They have not announced who they have partnered with, but said that they recently reached a contractual agreement to bring the entire event live to North and South America.

“Eurosport will feature 80 hours of coverage. It was an agreement reached by FISU,” said 1st Vice-President of FISU Oleg Matytsin. ”We’ve also signed a contract for TV coverage in all Americas. We can guarantee today the live streaming of the Games worldwide.”

The event, that will be a good preview for the swimming venue that is to be reused for the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships, runs from July 6th to July 17th.

The full American roster is below, pending changes for anyone who makes the World Championship roster instead.

 Women    
Rachael Acker 400 Free Relay Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Catherine Breed 100/400 Free, 800 free relay Pleasanton Seahawks/Cal
Chelsea Chenault 200 Free Terrapins Swim Team
Kelsey Floyd 100/200 fly Tennessee
Meghan Hawthorne 400 IM Rattler Swim Club/USC
Sarah Henry 200/400 IM, 800 Free Relay Aggie Swim Club/Texas A&M
Liv Jensen 50 Free, 400 Free Relay California Aquatics/Cal
Andrea Kropp 200 Breast Rattler Swim Club/USC
Melanie Margalis 200 IM Saint Petersburg Aquatics/Georgia
Emily McClellan 100 Breast J-Hawk Aquatic Club/UW-Milwaukee
Stephanie Peacock 400/800 Free Swim Florida/North Carolina
Megan Romano 50/100/200 free, 100/200 back Athens Bulldog Swim Club/Georgia
Laura Sogar 100/200 Breast Bluefish Swimming/Texas
Ashley Steenvoorden 800 Free Minnesota
Kendyl Stewart 200 Back North Coast Aquatic Club/USC
Jasmine Tosky 100/200 Fly Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/USC
Cindy Tran 100 Back Golden West Swim Club/Cal
Men     
Michael Alexandrov 100 Breast Trojan Swim Club/Northwestern
Matt Barber 200 Free Arizona
James Barbiere 800 Free Relay Indiana
Jack Conger 100 Fly Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club
Kevin Cordes 100/200 Breast Arizona
Michael Flach 200 Fly South Carolina
Adam Hinshaw 200/400 IM, 800 Free Relay Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Bernard Johnson 200 Breast Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Stanford
Tom Luchsinger 200 Fly Three Village Swim Club/North Carolina
Michael McBroom 400/1500 Free The Woodlands Swim Team/Texas
Kyle Owens 100 Free, 100 Back Auburn
Jacob Pebley 100/200 Back Corvallis Aquatics/Cal
Tyler Reed 100 Free Southern Kentucky Swim Club/Kentucky
Jacob Ritter 400 Free Relay Texas
Sean Ryan 1500 Free Michigan
Adam Small 50 Free Arizona
Austin Surhoff 800 Free Relay NBAC/Texas
Derek Toomey 50 Free, 400 Free Relay Minnesota
Kyler Van 100 Fly Minnesota
Michael Weiss 400 IM Wisconsin
Michael Wynalda 200 Free, 400 Free Relay Michigan
Kyle Whitaker 200 IM Michigan

Comments

  1. Jack says:

    Why is Alexandrov on the team? I thought he graduated from Northwestern in 2007.

    • Braden Keith Braden Keith says:

      Can’t answer for sure Jack, but I presume he must be taking classes that meet the standard. This competition isn’t an NCAA type of thing where you only get so many years – as long as you are in school, you’re still eligible.

      • Coach says:

        Very strange- some are still high school seniors. Not sure how the roster works, but I’m excited to cheer for the team.

        • swimmer says:

          its for anyone who is taking or has taken college level classes in the past year (not exactly sure on the time). The seniors are allowed because they will be taking college classes within the year (at the beginning of the fall semester of ’13). I’m pretty sure this is how it works, but not 100% positive

          • Coach GB says:

            That is the way it is for seniors in HS and the rest is not overly tight as remember they have no NCAA or any kind of real scholastic sports in other places in the world. One reason it makes it more difficult for many of them to understand when they go thru their evaluations after the games.

  2. The age brackets to participate at the Universiade/World University Games are 17-28. Student-athletes have to be registered in an institution of higher education.If you’re within the age bracket you can participate the year after you graduated. Hope this clarifies.
    C. Pierre, FISU Press Officer

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