15 Nov PUBLIC INVITED TO DISCUSSION ON THE WORLD UNIVERSITY WINTER GAMES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 15, 2017
WHO: Members of the ADKNC (Adirondack/North Country) Global Sports Committee and regional officials.
WHAT: The public is welcome to attend a meeting and Q&A session regarding the possibility of bringing the World University Games to the Adirondacks in 2023. The committee will review the Games and the bidding process.
WHERE: North Elba Room, first floor, Conference Center at Lake Placid, 2608 Main St.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 20, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
WHY: The ADKNC Global Sports Committee, comprised of regional communities, elected officials, ORDA and ROOST, are putting together a bid dossier to host the 2023 World University Winter Games. The meeting will include an overview of the Games, and what hosting the event would mean for the communities in our region. The committee will also provide an update on the 2019 Winter International Children’s Games.
The World University Games is an 11 day, worldwide competition of student-athletes. It stages events every two years, and they include summer and winter games. More than 170 national federations from five continents belong to the sports organization. The winter games include alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, hockey, short track speed skating, and snowboarding.