MADRID – The Olympic Channel presents more than 100 hours of LIVE streaming coverage of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) 2019 Winter Universiade from 2 to 12 March. Coverage from Krasnoyarsk, Russia begins on 2 March at 13:20 UTC with the Opening Ceremony and will be available worldwide at olympicchannel.com and its mobile apps.
During 11 days of competition, the 29th Winter Universiade will feature approximately 3,000 athletes from 58 countries with the largest delegations representing the host country Russia and Canada, USA, Switzerland and China.
The event, also known as the Winter World University Games, features student-athletes under the age of 25 competing in 76 medal events across 11 winter sports. These sports include alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowboard, freestyle skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, short track speed skating, and, for the first time in Universiade history, ski orienteering and bandy which is also known as “Russian ice hockey.”
The Winter Universiade is a multisport competition held every two years that draws several thousand student-athletes together, making it the largest winter university multisport competition in the world.
More than 5,000 volunteers and 100,000 spectators are expected to attend this year’s event in Krasnoyarsk braving the cold temperatures of Siberia.
Offering year-round coverage of Olympic sports and elite athletes in their quest for success, the Olympic Channel over-the-top (OTT) service is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on connected TV devices.
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The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform global media destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 11 languages. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com, its mobile apps and on select connected TV devices.