By Duncan Mackay

A team from FISU has inspected progress on the Athletes' Village at Gwangju 2015 ©Gwangju 2015Gwangju 2015 is receiving a visit from inspectors from the International University Sports Federation (FISU) less than 100 days before the 28th Summer Universiade is due to open.


The Universiade Supervision Committee (CSU) have travelled to the South Korean city to evaluate and assess preparations for the Games, which are due to open on July 3 and welcome more than 12,000 athletes. 

The CSU is under the supervision of Kemal Tamer and also includes vice-chairman Hisato Igarashi and Kenny Chow and Shen Zhen, along with Summer Universiade director Marc Vandenplas, Summer Universiade manager Jing Zhao and FISU sport assistant Melanie Stallecker. 

Representatives from the Taipei 2017, organisers of the next Summer Universiade, are also attending as part of the Gwangju 2015 observer programme. 

The inspection started with a visit the Universiade Village site.

The FISU delegation visited several functional facilities in the Village, including the Accreditation Centre and Main Information Centre.

Excitement is mounting about Gwangju 2015 with the Games less than 100 days away ©Gwangju 2015Excitement is mounting about Gwangju 2015 with the Games less than 100 days away ©Gwangju 2015

"Preparations for the Universiade Village are satisfactory," said Tamer, a professor in physical education at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey. 

"The facilities and rooms are clean and well put together for over 12,000 athletes and officials around the world who plan to participate in the Gwangju Universiade"

The venue inspection was followed by representatives from Gwangju 2015 delivering presentations on the host city's readiness for the Games including safety and security, accreditation, accommodation, and catering.

Over the next three days, more meetings and venue inspections will take place.

The CSU inspection will be an opportunity for the FISU delegation to get a better understanding of how work is conducted across all functional areas through visiting competition venues and facilities and in depth meetings, Gwangju 2015 claimed.

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