International Day of University Sport
International Day of University Sport is held on September 20. This event in the second decade of the month September is annual. Help us
The idea of keeping yourself fit and healthy is a very large pull for people looking to do more in sport. Wrestling is regarded the oldest sports in the world and we have proof. The famous cave paintings in Lascaux, France, dating back to 15,300 years ago, depict wrestlers.
Organised annually since 2016, the International Day of University Sport (IDUS) is celebrated on 20 September and was officially proclaimed by the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organisation (UNESCO). This day aims at creating links between universities and their local communities focused around sport, physical activity and healthy living. The health, wellbeing, and experiences that students gain from sport help them become active members in our global society.
Since its founding in 1949, the International University Sports Federation is the key driver to expand the role and reach of university sport around the world. FISU believes that sports values and sports practice work in perfect synchronicity within one's university studies.
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