Organisers of the 2021 Winter Universiade in Lucerne has taken the decision to re-locate the venues for biathlon and cross-country competitions with less than three years to go until the start of the event.
The Winter Universiade 2021, scheduled to take place in Lucerne, will receive an extra CHF 3 million (£2.2m/$3m/€2.5m) from the Swiss Government after a landslide vote of 181 to one.
The 2021 Winter Universiade in Swiss city Lucerne will take place from January 21 to 31, it has been announced.
International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Oleg Matytsin believes the 2021 Winter Universiade in Lucerne will be like a “home game” for the organisation.
Lucerne’s bid for the 2021 Winter Universiade has been presented to the media ahead of its evaluation by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) next month.
Switzerland set to host Winter Universiade for first time in 59 years as Lucerne submit official bid for 2021
Lucerne have presented their plans for the 2021 Winter Universiade and appear set to become the first Swiss city to host the event for 59 years as they are the only bidder.
By Zjan Shirinian
Political chiefs in Lucerne are pinning their hopes on the financial backing of the Swiss Government to set the wheels in motion for a bid to stage the 2021 Winter Universiade.