"Tianjin, has successfully hosted many major world competitions including the World Gymnastics Championships and World Table Tennis Championships," said World University Commission chairman, Phil Chase. " They have both the infrastructure and financial strength to make this a wonderful event for water skiing."
The modern city of over 10,000,000
people has shown great enthusiasm in hosting a major water ski event and is
developing a new 3-event competition facility at the beautiful Dongli Lake
Resort, which will also include several large hotels, golf courses,
restaurants, shops, villas and condos. "Everywhere we went the press and TV
cameras were there to cover it" said Chase. " They also had big red banners
in Chinese and English all over town that said " Welcome World Collegiate
Water Ski Delegation".
The time and place of the 2002 World University Championships requires approval by the IWSF Congress and it is hoped that they will be able to address this issue at their September meeting in Italy