Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Taiwan expects economic boost from Summer Universiade

Taiwan expects economic boost from Summer Universiade
December 2, 2011

The Taipei City government expects the 2017 Summer Universiade to generate as much as US$330 million for the local economy after the city edged out Brasilia for the right to stage the event.

On Tuesday, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) awarded the 2017 Winter and Summer editions of the Universiade to Almaty in Kazakhstan and the Taiwan capital of Taipei City.

Almaty secured the Winter Universiade hosting rights after its only challenger, Trentino in Italy, withdrew late in the tender.

Taipei City Deputy Mayor Chen Hsiung-wen told CNA that the biennial event would attract around 12,000 athletes from more than 130 countries, and the additional influx of spectators would act as a significant boost to the local economy.

The anticipated economic benefits have been based on the 2009 Taipei Deaflympics and the World Games which were hosted by Kaohsiung in the same year. With the total bid budget estimated to be around $1 billion, the event requires a total of 70 venues for 14 sports as well as a new athletes' village. Developments are also planned for neighbouring cities and counties such as New Taipei, Taoyuan, Keelung and Hsinchu.

FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien stated "a lot of the executive committee members were convinced of the quality of the bidding book and the presentation and preparations of Taipei City.

"The National University Sport Federation of Chinese Taipei is a very active one. It has hosted many World University Championships, it will host the Forum in 2012 and now FISU's flagship event, the Universiade, in 2017. I'm confident Taipei City will deliver a wonderful event."

Almaty Mayor Akhmetzhan Yesimov, celebrating the confirmation of his own city's bidding success, stated "the 2017 Winter Universiade is an amazing opportunity for Almaty to promote its image as a new winter sports destination and to develop university sports in our city, our country and our region."

For more information go to www.fisu.net/en/Accueil-950.html 

31st July 2011 - SHENZHEN READY TO HOLD A UNIQUE UNIVERSIADE 

7th January 2010 - STUDY ON DISABILITY PARTICIPATION IN SPORT AND RECREATION


 

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Aflex Inflatables

Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Humanforce

Humanforce is a global provider of workforce management solutions for companies who need flexibility to manage complex workforces. Companies use Humanforce to manage everything from time and…

read more

Hospitality / Retail / Technology / Venues

 
 

Yellowbox Lockers

Yellowbox is an Australian technology company that has developed smart locker technology operated through an app with a focus on experience for users and facility managers. Found at Beaches, Aquatic…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Security

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

@leisure Planners

@leisure is a team of experienced leisure, aquatic and sports facility managers and planners, with market modelling, sports management, recreation planning, business and GIS qualifications. We have…

read more

Consultants

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business