The youth version of the Olympics, the World Sport Games, or simply the Universiade has been the second global and representative international event in the world’s sports arena for more than 50 years. Student competitions are held every two years and the organizing country varies.
The Universiade is the international sports competitions among students, holding under the aegis of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name "Universiade" comes from the words "University" and "Olympics". Students from the age of 17 to 25 years and graduates who have received an academic degree or a diploma in the year preceding the competition are allowed to participate in competitions.
The program of the Universiade includes compulsory and optional sports that the host country determines, provided that they meet all the requirements of the International University Sports Federation. Athletes will compete 76 sets of awards in 11 sports: alpine skiing, bandy, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, ice hockey, short track, ski orienteering, snowboarding.
Russia has hosted Summer Universiade twice, but Krasnoyarsk is to be the first Russian city to host Winter Universiade. The event is expected to be big - about 3 000 athletes from all the continents are expected to come. The city is preparing to welcome over 10 000 guests.
More information in Winter Universiade 2019 website.