Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade Cancelled
The 30th Winter Universiade 2021 has been cancelled, a press release from the Swiss University Sports (SUS) and International University Sports Federation (FISU). The Winter Universiade 2021 was scheduled to take place in Lucerne in Central Switzerland and the Grisons from 11 to 12 December.
The cancellation of the games was due to the insurgence of the coronavirus pandemic in recent weeks.
Most of the countries have introduced new travel restrictions and some countries have been banned as well.
The Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade, which was to take place from 11 -12 December 2021 in Central Switzerland and the Grisons, has been cancelled.
“We are devastated and very sorry that we will not able to welcome the athletes from all over the world, who have been preparing intensively for their competitions,” said OC President Guido Graf.
President of Swiss University Sports, Mike Kurt said “we are incredibly sad that we will not be able to hold this great event and would like to thank everyone who has worked and invested so much over the past years. We are convinced that Lucerne 2021 will leave a long-term legacy for Swiss sport despite the cancellation. For example, almost 50 legacy projects were launched or implemented around the Winter Universiade in areas such as strengthening dual careers, sports infrastructure, sports development, or innovation in Swiss sport.
The 30th Winter Universiade is a multi-sport and the biggest event for student-athletes in the world.