BRUSSELS - On Thursday, January 13th, a WUC CTI meeting took place at the FISU HQ in Brussels. The meeting was attended by FISU CT Chair Sinisa Jasnic, its vice-chair, Matjaz Pecovnik; the FISU Secretary-General/CEO Eric Saintrond and FISU Directors Laurent Briel, Marc Vandenplas, Milan Augustin, and Sports Manager Michal Buchel and Nicole Mangelschots, WUC Assistant. Two members of the Executive Committee, Alison Odell and Kemal Tamer also joined this meeting.
Facts and recommendations to the number of sports at the program of the World University Championships were studied.
A policy statement for the management and development of the World University Championships program was written.
The purpose of this policy, the key aims and objectives, as well as its process, time line of the bidding process for the WUC, process for the application and inclusion of news sports, criteria for selection of a new sport or withdrawal of an existing sport at the program of the WUC were analysed.
Finally, recommendations of the FISU Regulations Committee after the 2010 WUC edition was transmitted to the group for their examination and recommendations to accept those suggestions from the CTI chairs were made.
General matters such as the program of competitions, the level of referees and the selection of teams and the team draws were also discussed and proposals were made.
All those recommendations will be forwarded to the FISU Executive Committee tomorrow morning for their examination.
This meeting has been prepared in view of the next Executive Committee meeting on January 25th in Erzurum, Turkey.
(Source: Nicole Mangelschots, Assistant WUC)