Annually, the 20th of September marks the celebration of the International Day of University Sport (IDUS), “confirming the importance of sport in universities and the role of universities in the community as responsible actors for consolidating and developing quality physical and sport education”.
Member Associations and countries celebrated the day through hosting events and festivals promoting the role of sport in fostering inclusion and community and highlighting the role of sport in institutions of higher education.
Sport Climbing was included in the FISU World University Championship in Shanghai in 2016, bringing this thrilling sport and the highest calibre of athletes to a captivated audience. Multiple well-known competitors on the World Cup circuit are current or former university students and benefited from sport programmes alongside their studies. Winners at World University Championships Julia Chanourdie, Kokorin Stan and Anna Brożek will all be climbing at #IFSCwc Edinburgh this weekend.