The swimming competition for the Chengdu 2021 World University Games will run from June 27-July 3 in the capital of China’s Sichuan province.
“British Swimming continues to condemn the atrocities being committed on the people of Ukraine,” impacting the organization’s decision to withdraw from WUGS.
The finalists for hosting the 2027 World University were confirmed Thursday morning to be North Carolina, USA, and Chungcheong, South Korea.
In a similar decision to the USA, Swimming Canada has announced that they won’t be sending an official team to the 2021 World University Games.
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With USA Swimming opting not to send a team, college programs now have the chance to represent the U.S. at the World University Games in Chengdu, China.
USA Swimming informed its National Team and National Junior Team athletes that its focus is turning to the 2023 WUGs in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
While the USA Swimming international competition selection meet is scheduled for April, the competition will still take place in August.
The bidding process for the 2027 World University Games was updated, and a decision between North Carolina and South Korea could be made in October 2022.
Originally scheduled to be held in 2021, the Chengdu World University Games are set to take place in China from June 25 – July 7, 2022.
Bretscher, who represented Team USA at the 2019 World University Games, will compete with Purdue for the 2021-2022 season.
South Korea has joined the race to host the 2027 Summer Universiade. They join the Triangle Area in North Carolina as the only two bidders so far.
The central design element of the bid logo is a triangle, the three vertices of which represent the three geographical areas in the forefront of the bid.
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