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

  6 Braden Keith | January 23rd, 2013 | College, Featured, National, News

pinit fg en rect gray 28 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 Acker400 Free RelayPalo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Catherine Breed100/400 Free, 800 free relayPleasanton Seahawks/Cal
Chelsea Chenault200 FreeTerrapins Swim Team
Kelsey Floyd100/200 flyTennessee
Meghan Hawthorne400 IMRattler Swim Club/USC
Sarah Henry200/400 IM, 800 Free RelayAggie Swim Club/Texas A&M
Liv Jensen50 Free, 400 Free RelayCalifornia Aquatics/Cal
Andrea Kropp200 BreastRattler Swim Club/USC
Melanie Margalis200 IMSaint Petersburg Aquatics/Georgia
Emily McClellan100 BreastJ-Hawk Aquatic Club/UW-Milwaukee
Stephanie Peacock400/800 FreeSwim Florida/North Carolina
Megan Romano50/100/200 free, 100/200 backAthens Bulldog Swim Club/Georgia
Laura Sogar100/200 BreastBluefish Swimming/Texas
Ashley Steenvoorden800 FreeMinnesota
Kendyl Stewart200 BackNorth Coast Aquatic Club/USC
Jasmine Tosky100/200 FlyPalo Alto Stanford Aquatics/USC
Cindy Tran100 BackGolden West Swim Club/Cal
Men   
Michael Alexandrov100 BreastTrojan Swim Club/Northwestern
Matt Barber200 FreeArizona
James Barbiere800 Free RelayIndiana
Jack Conger100 FlyRockville-Montgomery Swim Club
Kevin Cordes100/200 BreastArizona
Michael Flach200 FlySouth Carolina
Adam Hinshaw200/400 IM, 800 Free RelayPalo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Cal
Bernard Johnson200 BreastPalo Alto Stanford Aquatics/Stanford
Tom Luchsinger200 FlyThree Village Swim Club/North Carolina
Michael McBroom400/1500 FreeThe Woodlands Swim Team/Texas
Kyle Owens100 Free, 100 BackAuburn
Jacob Pebley100/200 BackCorvallis Aquatics/Cal
Tyler Reed100 FreeSouthern Kentucky Swim Club/Kentucky
Jacob Ritter400 Free RelayTexas
Sean Ryan1500 FreeMichigan
Adam Small50 FreeArizona
Austin Surhoff800 Free RelayNBAC/Texas
Derek Toomey50 Free, 400 Free RelayMinnesota
Kyler Van100 FlyMinnesota
Michael Weiss400 IMWisconsin
Michael Wynalda200 Free, 400 Free RelayMichigan
Kyle Whitaker200 IMMichigan

Comments

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

    • Braden KeithBraden Keith says:
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      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:
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        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:
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          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:
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            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.

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    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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