«Turin will always be there for Lucerne». With these words, the president of Cus Torino Riccardo D’Elicio, who has been involved in word university sport events for several decades now, wanted to pay homage to the Swiss city and its mountains which from 11 December to 21 December should have hosted the XXX Winter Universiade.
«We were very ready to go to Switzerland to tell about our plans for the World University Games of 2025. As we know, however, this splendid exhibition has been canceled due to the global pandemic situation and, having worked for a long time in major events – add D’Elicio -, I can understand the regret of my friends from the Lucerne Organizing Committee and the FISU. We are close to all of them in our hearts and minds and we are available for future projects together».
Here’s the official statement from FISU: https://www.fisu.net/news/winter-fisu-world-university-games/lucerne-2021-winter-universiade-no-longer-taking-place