The president of FISU, Oleg Matytsin, joines the FISU America’s countries, in a new working assembly, to analyze the present and planify the future of university sports in the continent. Matytsin, who was accompanied by the vice presidents of FISU, Leonz Eder (Switzerland) and Luciano Cabral (Brazil), highlighted the fact of 32 countries of America being organized and promoting the growth of university sports in their regions. It was also present African Federation of University Sport (FASU), Michael Malumbete.

After the words of FISU president, a review of the schedule of international competitions organized by FISU America was made. Among the next commitments are the Pan American University Games, from July 20th to 29th, 2018, in Sao Pablo, with 10 sports. It will be the first edition of these continental games, and the participants were invited to present applications to organize the second edition in 2020.

The Pan American College Championships were also worked on by universities, which this year will be Beach Volleyball in Costa Rica in October and Futsal in Brazil in November.

It was also approved the organization of Futsal Pan American by universities in its second edition, to be hold in Posadas, province of Misiones, Argentina, in 2019. And it was opened the application for more championships of this type in other sports and countries.

Alim Maluf Neto, FISU America president, said: “I would like to thanks to the members participating in a FISU AMERICA General Assembly!!! thank you for your trust. We demonstrate the unity and commitment to the development of university sports in the Americas. Special thanks to my fellow members of the Executive Committee, FISU President Oleg Matytsin, Vice Presidents Leonz Eder and Luciano Cabral, President of the African Federation of University Sports Michael Malumbete and FISU Assessors Rosaura Mendez and Anthony Davis”.

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