IWSF Announces Site For 2004 World University Championships

In a huge move for both the sport of water skiing and the IWSF's fledging University program, the IWSF World University Commission announced today that the 2004 World University Championships will be held in Balakovo, Russia. ...AND...
the Championships will be recognized and sanctioned by The International University Sports Federation (FISU).

"This is a huge advancement for both university skiing and the sport in general" says IWSF World University Chairman, Phil Chase. "The sport owes a great deal of gratitude to IWSF President, Kuno Ritschard, who took the point in FISU negotiations to help make this happen".

FISU is the international governing body for university sports. It  sponsors both the Winter Universiade and Summer Universiade (World University Games) and sanctions World University Championships for 26 sports.

Dates for the tournament have yet to be set and will be announced on the IWSF and University websites as soon as they are available.