24 July 2023 – Chengdu

Chengdu 2021 FISU Games

From 28 July to 8 August 2023, the Chinese city of Chengdu will host the 31st FISU World University Games Summer, one of the largest and most prestigious multi-sport events in the world. The local organising committee expects 10,000 best student athletes from about 150 nations. In addition to the top sporting competitions, intercultural communication and student exchange will be at the heart of the event.

The Chengdu 2021 FISU Games had to be postponed twice due to the Corona pandemic and will only take place in 2023 under the unchanged brand name "Chengdu 2021". "Chengdu Makes Dreams Come True" is the official slogan of this unique sports event, which is dedicated to health, technology and culture, in addition to the competitions between the world's best student athletes.

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Chengdu – a dynamic centre for business, culture, internationality and sports

Chengdu is the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan and has a population of around 21 million. It is located in the subtropical climate zone and enjoys a pleasant climate with different seasons. As one of the ancient Chinese capitals, Chengdu looks back on 4,500 years of culture. Almost all the great Chinese poets in history visited Chengdu or spent part of their lives there.

Chengdu has 65 universities with about 1.1 million enrolled students, including Sichuan University, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Southwest Jiaotong University and Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, which bring about 260,000 graduates to enterprises every year in a variety of fields such as electronic information, business management and others.

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Chengdu is famous for its panda breeding centre, and the surrounding forests are the only panda habitat in the world. The Giant Panda National Park and its nature reserve, as well as other natural parks such as forest parks, geological parks, scenic spots and wetlands, are the pride of the city.

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An animated giant panda named "Rongbao" is the mascot of the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games. The source of inspiration was the mask of the Sichuan Opera. Besides the torch with the 31" motif in Rongbao's hand, his ears, eyes and tail are also decorated with a flame pattern.

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Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games

The main part of the logo was developed based on the initial English letter of the Universiade – "U" – and combined with the golden sunbird, which is one of the symbolic elements of Chengdu's culture.

  • Approx. 10,000 student athletes aged between 18 and 27 years old

  • 18 sports: archery, artistic gymnastics, athletics, badminton, basketball, diving, fencing, judo, rhythmic gymnastics, rowing, shooting, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, water polo, wushu

  • 269 events

  • 45 sports venues, including 27 competition venues, 18 training and warm-up venues

Everything at a glance

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Watch the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games live

The competitions will be broadcast live on the International University Sports Federation's (FISU) online platform called FISU.TV. Exclusively on FISU.TV, the preliminary rounds of badminton, basketball, rowing, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo and athletics will be broadcast live, in addition to all semi-finals and finals. Please click on the link here to see the full live broadcast programme.

  • 445 hours of live broadcasts

  • 8 live channels

  • 198 live sessions

  • 18 sports

  • Opening Ceremony & Closing Ceremony

Strong German team on the start line

The Executive Board of the German University Sports Federation (adh) has nominated the 240-strong German delegation for the FISU World University Games in Chengdu. The 160 German athletes will compete for medals in 14 of the 18 sports. The German national student delegation will be represented in badminton, archery, fencing, gymnastics, judo, rowing, shooting, swimming, taekwondo, table tennis, volleyball, water polo, diving and athletics.

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We wish all participants much success and a great time in Chengdu!