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European University Sports

NEWSLETTER 02-2008 ISSN 1855-4571


The EUSA Executive Committee met on its second meeting in 2008. The meeting took place from June 6-7, 2008 in London (GBR). Mr. Phil Attwell, the Chairman of the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA), which hosted the meeting, welcomed all the participants and wished them a successful meeting. Mr. Attwell also announced that this is the last meeting in the organisation of BUSA, since next week a new national university sports federation, named British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) will be formed in GBR. Mr. Alberto Gualtieri, the EUSA President, thanked BUSA for the organisation of the meeting and welcomed all the members and the invited guest Mr. Kiritsis Michalis, the President of the Greek University Sports Federation. Among others, the following decisions were taken at the meeting:

• EUC 2009 EUC FOOTBALL Due to withdrawal of Leipzig as the organiser of the EUC Football 2009, the EUSA Executive Committee decided to send a new call for candidatures for the EUC Football 2009 organisers. The deadline is July 1, 2008. European Universiy Sports Association Office: Kongresni trg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana

EUC VOLLEYBALL The new venue of the EUC Volleyball 2009 is Hamburg (GER). The event will be organised from May 18-24, 2009. Phone: +386 40 750 075, Fax: +386 1 520 7827 email:, website:

EUC SAILING The EC decided to organise the EUC Sailing every second year (in the years, where no FISU World University Championships are held). The EUC Sailing 2008 is therefore postponed to next year. The venue remains Zadar (CRO). The new dates will be announced in due time.

•EUC 2010: The EC approved the Program of the EUC 2010. The call for candidatures was sent to member federations. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2008. The EC will decide on the organisers of the 2010 EUSA events on its next meeting in October in Belgrade.

EUSA MEDICAL COMMISSION The EUSA EC nominated Mrs. Kati Korjus (EST) and Mr. Timo Hinrichs (GER) as the members of the Medical Commission. EUSA LEGAL ADVISOR The EUSA EC acknowledged the resignation of Mr. Hans Bodmer as the EUSA Legal Advisor and nominated Mr. Thomas Loher as the new EUSA Legal Advisor.

The next EUSA EC meeting will be organised in Belgrade on October 19-21, 2008.


bul, Turkey. STC worked out a plan of its activities for the 2008: • To run successfully the Volunteer Program • To improve the Student Commission website • To take part in the EUSA Symposium 2009 • To promote the EUSA and its STC • To do research on European Funds The STC also selected the participants of the “Volunteer Programm 2008”. The applicants whose professional and personal skills were most promising were chosen!

Mr. Alberto Gualtieri, EUSA President, Mr. Matjaz Pecovnik, Secretary General and Mr. Adam Roczek, Sports Manager met on Thursday, April 24, 2008 on a working meeting in Zurich to discuss the activity plan for the near future. The three EUSA officials were welcomed by Mr. Andreas L. Csonka, the newly elected President of the Swiss University Sports Federation (SHSV) and Mr. Leonz Eder, SHSV Managing Director. Mr. Gualtieri congratulated Mr. Csonka for the election and thanked SHSV for hosting the meeting, and for their contribution to the development of the university sports in Europe. Mr. Gualtieri stated that SHSV is one of the most active EUSA Member Federations. Next day, the EUSA representatives had a working meeting with Mr. Hans Bodmer, the current EUSA Legal Advisor. On that occasion they also met with Mr. Thomas Loher, Attorney at law, who is proposed to be the EUSA Legal Advisor from October 2008 onwards.

STC MEETING IN WROCLAW On the 19th of April the EUSA Student Commission’s Meeting (STC) took place in Wroclaw, Poland. The members were gathered together for the first time after the last nomination by the EC which had taken place on 15th of March in IstanEuropean Universiy Sports Association Office: Kongresni trg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana

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EUSA IN NEW OFFICES The EUSA office is now situated in the main building of the University of Ljubljana at Kongresni trg 12. All other contact details remain the same.

CONVENTION FOR EUC 2009 ORGANISERS The Convention for the EUC 2009 organisers will this year take place in Ljubljana (SLO). The event, on which the representatives of the Organising Committees of the EUC 2009 will meet with EUSA officials and Technical Delegates will be held from November 7-9, 2008. The organisers expect around 60 persons to be present on the event. In 2009, EUSA will organise the record number of the European Universities Championships to be organised. University teams will compete in 15 sports, among them for the firts time in golf, sailing and bridge.

NEWS FROM MEMBER FEDERATIONS GREAT BRITAIN A new national organisation set up to promote the benefits of sport and physical activity in the higher education sector began business for the first time on June 16th. British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) draws together expertise and experience from two former representative bodies – British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) and University College Sport (UCS) – to provide a unified voice for sport, fitness and physical activity on university campuses. The new organisation will offer a comprehensive, multi-sport competition structure and manage the development of programmes, services and facilities for participative, grass-roots sports through to elite, high-performance athletes. BUCS will work with students, athletic union staff and elected officers as well as professional sporting staff, coaches and volunteers from around 150 higher education institutions. It aims to improve the sporting offer to students, staff and communities and to significantly raise the profile of university sport within government, sports governing bodies and the media. BUCS will be led by its new Chief Executive, Karen Rothery, former Commercial Director at England Netball and Chair of the Board, Ed Smith, a former Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chair of WWF-UK.

MONTENEGRO We would like to inform you that e-mail and web address of University Sports Association of Montenegro changed. The new contact details are as follows: E-mail:, Website:, Phone: +382 20 265 942 University Sports Association of Montenegro is the host of 6th European Universities Championship Futsal, Podgorica 2009. The new e-mail address for the EUC Futsal 2009 is Until December 31, 2008 both old and new addresses will be used, from January 1, 2009 however only the new addresses will be operational.

dré Dalhus. Dalhus was elected as President after being two years the Vice-President of the federation. The Norwegian Association of University Sport also built a new secretariat. Marius H. Johannessen is the new Secretary General, and Andrea Schmalzried was appointed to be the new Sports Consultant. Marius H. Johannessen worked before for the Norwegian Badminton Association and on various development projects at the Norwegian Association of University Sport. Andrea Schmalzried has earlier worked with German University Sport in Hamburg. This summer she is also involved in the organisation of the 4th World University Beach-Volleyball Championship in Hamburg. The Norwegian Association of University Sport consists of 57 clubs with 25.000 members. More info can be found on

SLOVENIA SUSA held its General Assembly on July 4, 2008 in Izola. The Assembly was devoted to the project of Winter Universiade 2013 that FISU attributed to SUSA on May 31, 2008 in Brussels. SUSA will in the next days in cooperation with the Government, City of Maribor and other partners form the Organising Committee. More details on the Universiade can be found on The General Assembly also nominated Matjaž Pečovnik, former SUSA Secretary General, as the new SUSA Vice-President. In August 2008, SUSA is also hosting the 11th Wourld University Futsal Championship.

NORWAY On the 2008 General Assembly of the Norwegian Association of University Sport, the new members of the board were elected. The new President of the federation became Geir AnEuropean Universiy Sports Association Office: Kongresni trg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana

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On May 31st, the FISU Executive Committee attributed the 2013 Winter and Summer Universiades in Brussels, Belgium, home of the FISU Headquarters. The ceremony took place at 8 pm at the Theatre of the Plaza Hotel in the city centre, and during the day, the candidate cities had the opportunity to deliver their final presentation. Three cities applied for the organization of the 2013 Summer Universiade: Kazan (Russia), Gwangju (Korea) and Vigo (Spain). For the Winter Universiade there was only the City of Maribor (Slovenia) after the withdrawal of Almaty (Kazakhstan). The FISU EC finally decided: Maribor, Slovenia will host of the 2013 Winter Universiade and Kazan, Russia will host the 2013 Summer Universiade. We are very proud of the fact that both candidatures which were chosen for the 2013 universiades were submitted by our member Federations - Slovenian University Sports Association (SUSA) and the Russian Students Sport Union (RSSU). Our sincere congratulation to both! More information on the host cities and 2013 universiades can be found at and www. For more news on FISU and details on the universiades, please visit

The first General Assembly of the Panamerican Continental University Sports Association (ODUPA) took place from June 1316, 2008 in San Salvador, El Salvador. Representatives from 19 countries attended the meeting. Olaf Tabor, Member of the EUSA EXECUTIVE Board, was present to inform the members of ODUPA about the structure and general objectives of EUSA. Even though the general problem that ODUPA has to overcome in order to become a powerful organization in the near future, is the size of the continent and the heterogeneous situation of university sports in the member countries, EUSA and ODUPA have much in common. It was very much appreciated to learn more about the development EUSA has been going through since its foundation in 1999. The close cooperation between the two continental associations has been beneficial so far and Tabor stressed the fact that an even stronger link between the organizations will help ODUPA develop a strong foundation and grow towards an important part of FISU. Therefore EUSA congratulates ODUPA for its first anniversary and a successful first General Assembly.

FISU FORUM IN KRAKOW The FISU Forum was organised in Krakow (POL) from July 1-6, 2008. Delegates from 50 countries were present on the event, which main theme was “University sport: roots, strengths and challenges”. EUSA was also present on the event. Alberto Gualtieri, President, Matjaz Pečovnik, Secretary General and Iris Olberding, STC Chair presented the participants the history, activities and future plans of the organisation in the plenary session on July 1, 2008. EUSA was also presented on the FISU Forum Fair, which gave the opportunity to all the participating federation to present themselves by informational stands. The next forum will be held in Murcia (ESP) in 2010. European Universiy Sports Association Office: Kongresni trg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana

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EUC BEACH-VOLLEYBALL 18 men and 16 women universities teams from 15 European countries competed for the titles of the European Universities Champions in Beach Volleyball. The ANTALYA 2008 Championship, organised by the Turkish University Sports Federation in cooperation with the Akdeniz University of Antalya and the Municipality of Colakli, took place from June 1821, 2008 in Antalya (TUR). The Champions became the Transcarpathian University of Uzhorod (UKR) in men, and Estonian Business School (EST) in women competition. 4 days of perfectly organised championship were a fantastic example how huge vitality and potential the university sport has. The Closing Ceremony of the championship took part at the Colakli Beach on June 21, 2008 just after the exiting finals games. The winners were awarded medals, cups and flowers. The special, unexpected prize was given by Mr. Hasan Coskun, Mayor of Colakli, who awarded all the medallist with 7-days holidays in Colakli. The championship concluded with a farewell party on the beach. You can find more details on the event on the website: http://www. The next event will take place in 2009 in Gdynia, Poland. Medallists: Women 1. 2. 3.

Estonian Business School 2 (EST): Graumann Mari Liss – Bratuhhina Natalia Estonian Business School 1 (EST): Puri Kadri – Bratuhhina Polina University of Ljubljana (SLO): Andreja Vodeb – Ana Kocjančič

Men 1. 2. 3.

Transcarpathian University (UKR): Kutsmus Andrij – Klyamar Oleksiy University of Brno (CZE): Jindrich Weiss – Martin Tichy University of Klagenfurt (AUT): Alexander Huber – Martin Streitfellner European Universiy Sports Association Office: Kongresni trg 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana

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EUC TABLE TENNIS The 2nd European Universities Table Tennis Championship successfully finished in Latina, ITA. 22 university teams (15 men and 7 LATINA 2008 women) with 111 participants from 10 European Countries took part on the event. The European Universities Champion Titles went to the London Metropolitan University (GBR) in men’s and the Jan Dlugosz University of Chestochowa (POL) in women’s competition. The next EUC Table Tennis will take place in 2009 in Skopje (FYROM). Medallists: Team /Men 1. 2. 3. 3. Team/Women 1. 2. 3. 3.

London Metropolitan University (GBR) Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism (RUS) University of Cologne (GER) Zielona Gora University (POL)

Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa (POL) Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism (RUS) University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw (POL) St. Petersburg University (RUS)

The Champions in other categories became: Single Men Jiang Changhhong London Metropolitan University (GBR) Single Women Prokhorova Julia Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism (RUS) Double Men Jiang Z.-Ashley V. London Metropolitan University (GBR) Double Women Prokhorova J.-Fetyukhina M. Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport and Tourism (RUS) Mixed Double Barchatov E. - Fetyukhina M. St. Petersbourg University (RUS)

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EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008 5th European Universities Futsal Championship

8th European Universities Volleyball Championship

All is ready for the start of the 5th European Universities Futsal Championship, that will be WROCLAW 2008 organised from July 14-19, 2008 in Wroclaw, Poland. 16 European University Teams will fight for the title of the Champion. You can find more details on the participants and daily results on the official website of the event:

16 men and 16 women university teams will participate on the 8th European Universities CAMERINO 2008 Volleyball Championship to be organised in Camerino, Italy. The event will start on July 21, 2008. All the further details are published on the website:

6th European Universities Football Championship For the first time in the EUSA history the European Universities Championship will be KIEV 2008 organsied in Ukraine. 16 men and 8 women university teams has already announced their participation on the event that will take place from July 20-26, 2008 in Kiev, the capital city. More information can be found on the official website:

3rd European Universities Handball Championship Serbia will host the 3rd European Universities Handball Championship. The event start the NIŠ 2008 City of Nis on July 21, 2008. The Organising Committee has already received entries from 16 men and 8 women European university teams. Who will become the champion will be known on July 26, 2008. You will be among first to know, if you visit the website

8th European Universities Basketball Championship The 8th edition of European Universities Basketball Championships will be held in Serbia NOVI SAD 2008 – the country of basketball. Novi Sad has already hosted one of the EUC in the past, and will again receive more than 400 students from all over Europe that will come to compete for the champion titles from July 2127, 2008. The results and more information can be found on the website:

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2nd European Universities Rugby 7s Championship The second edition of European Universities Championship in Rugby will be organised in ROME 2008 Rome, Italy. The organising Committee expects 12 men and 4 women teams to participate on the event that will be held from July 24-27,2008. The results can be followed on the website http://www.eucrome. eu

4th European Universities Rowing Championship Zagreb, Croatia August 28-30, 2008 Deadline for entries: June 28, 2008 EUSA Entry fee: 20€ per person Participation fee: 45€ per person / per day


5th European Universities Badminton Championship Krakow, Poland September 10-14, 2008 Deadline for entries: July 10, 2008 EUSA Entry fee: 20€ per person Participation fee: 45€ per person / per day

5th European Universities Tennis Championship Dublin, Ireland December 9-14, 2008 Deadline for entries: July 15, 2008 EUSA Entry fee: 20€ per person Participation fee: 45€ per person / per day

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EUSA-Event Calendar 2008 July 14/07 – 19/07 20/07 – 26/07 21/07 – 26/07 21/07 – 27/07 21/07 – 27/07 24/07 – 27/07

EUC Futsal EUC Football EUC Handball EUC Basketball EUC Volleyball EUC Rugby 7s

August 28/08 – 30/08

EUC Rowing

Zagreb / CRO

September 10/09 – 14/09

EUC Badminton

Krakow / POL

October 19/10 – 20/10

EC Meeting

Belgrade / SRB

November 07/11 – 09/11

EUC Convention

Ljubljana / SLO

December 05/12 – 07/12 09/12 – 14/12

EUSA General Assembly EUC Tennis

Wroclaw / POL Kiev / UKR Niš / SRB Novi Sad / SRB Camerino / ITA Rome / ITA

Paris / FRA Dublin / IRL

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