Russian city Yekaterinburg to host 2023 World Summer Universiade

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-02 19:07:39|Editor: Li Xia
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The International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Oleg Matytsin speaks during the 2019 FISU Executive Committee Meeting in Naples, Italy, on July 2, 2019. Russia's Ekaterinburg was elected host of the Summer Universiade 2023 during the 2019 FISU Executive Committee Meeting in Italy's Naples on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

NAPLES, Italy, July 2 (Xinhua) -- The Russian city of Yekaterinburg has won the bid to host the 2023 World Summer University Games after the vote of the Executive Committee of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) here on Tuesday.

Yekaterinburg, one of the 11 cities to host the FIFA World Cup last year, will become the second Russian city to host the summer Universiade. Kazan was the host of the 2013 edition.

Russia also hosted the 2018 Winter Universiade in Krasnoyarsk.

Yekaterinburg, Russia's 4th largest city with a population of 1.5 million, was the only bidder for the 2023 summer Games.

This year's Universiade will open here on Wednesday night and the 2021 edition will be held in China's Chengdu.

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