KAZAN, Russia (CIS) – With three days to go before the start of the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) unveiled the streaming programming on FISU.tv, including many events featuring Canadian student-athletes.
Fraser Valley residents will want to pay close attention as the all-CIS lineup has a distinctive Western flavour with 10 members from the Canada West regional association, including four from perennial powerhouse Trinity Western University.
The TWU foursome includes left side hitters Marc Howatson of Victoria and Steven Marshall of Abbotsford, B.C., as well as middles Lucas Van Berkel of Edmonton and Daniel Jansen Van Doorn of Langley, B.C.
Team Canada website: http://english.cis-sic.ca/universiade/summer/2013
Team Canada Twitter: @CDNUniversiade
Summer Universiade website: www.kazan2013.com/en
Starting with the opening ceremonies at Kazan Arena Stadium on Saturday all the way through the closing ceremonies on July 17, more than 200 hours of live streaming and video-on-demand content will be available on www.fisu.tv, showing a selection of live events and highlights from the majority of the 27 sports on the FISU Games program.
In individual competition, Canadians will be featured in artistic and rhythmic gymnastics, athletics, diving, swimming and weightlifting. Athletics will receive approximately four hours of live coverage daily from July 7 to 12, while swimming finals will be streamed every night from July 10 to 16.
In team sports, the only Canadian game confirmed in the preliminary rounds is the much-anticipated men’s basketball tilt against the United States on July 12 at 1 p.m. Kazan Time (5 a.m. Eastern Time). More Team Canada content could be added from July 12 to 17 once basketball, beach volleyball, soccer, volleyball and water polo move to the playoff rounds.
Here is a link to the FISU.tv Universiade schedule posted on the Team Canada website at CIS-SIC.ca.
FISU.tv schedule: http://english.cis-sic.ca/universiade/summer/2013/files/overallsched
About the Summer Universiade
The Summer Universiade is an international multi-sport event that takes place every two years and is second only to the Olympic Games in the number of participating athletes and countries. The Universiade is open to competitors who are at least 17 and less than 28 years of age as of January 1 in the year of the Games. Participants must be full-time students at a post-secondary institution (university, college, CEGEP) or have graduated from a post-secondary institution in the year preceding the event.
About Canadian Interuniversity Sport
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