IFIUS

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International Federation for Interuniversity Sport
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Abbreviation IFIUS
Formation 1998
Extinction 2011
Headquarters Antwerp (Belgium)
Region served
Worldwide
Membership
Universities & Colleges
Official language
English
Dr. B. Ghadimi
(Islamic Azad University)
Main organ
General Assembly
Affiliations Panathlon International
Website www.ifius.com

IFIUS (International Federation for Interuniversity Sport) was a democratic non profit organisation whose main objective was to organise the yearly World Interuniversity Games, in which teams of students from different Universities and Colleges worldwide competed in different sport competitions. In 2011, IFIUS was disbanded and integrated inside Panathlon.

History[edit]

Until 2003 the Games were held on Weekends during the year - from 2004 onward the Games were held in a one-week period in October, establishing a true World Championship Format.

Competitions[edit]

Official competitions included:

 ●  Competitions held  ●  Competitions expected
Sport 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Football Men
Football Women
Futsal Men
Basketball Men
Basketball Women
Volleyball Men
Volleyball Women
Golf and Pitch&Putt
Individual golf
Individual pitch and putt

Objectives[edit]

The main IFIUS objectives were:
(1) Offer each student in the world the opportunity to compete on an international interuniversity sports level.
(2) Protect the rights of interuniversity sports playing students and universities.
(3) Promote international interuniversity sports in every way it deems fit.

IFIUS Games[edit]

Year Games Host City Host University Remarks
1999 1 Belgium Antwerp (Belgium) (none) Only Football Men competition
2000 2 France Paris (France) (none) Football Women competition added
2001 3 Netherlands Amsterdam (the Netherlands) (none)
2002 4 Spain Barcelona (Spain) Autonomous University of Barcelona
2003 5 Italy Rome (Italy) (none) Futsal Men competition added
2004 6 Belgium Antwerp (Belgium) University of Antwerp
2005 7 Netherlands Rotterdam (the Netherlands) INHolland university of applied sciences

co-hosts: Erasmus University;
Hogeschool Rotterdam

Basketball Men competition added
2006 8 Republic of Ireland Dublin (Ireland) University College Dublin

co-host: Dublin City University

Volleyball Men and Women competitions added
2007 9 Austria Vienna (Austria) TU Wien
2008 10 Hungary Budapest (Hungary) BME Basketball Women competition added
2009 11 Italy Milan (Italy) Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Golf and Pitch & putt competition added
2010 12 Spain Valencia (Spain) Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera
2011 13 Netherlands Amsterdam (the Netherlands) INHolland University of Applied Sciences Individual golf and individual pitch & putt added
2012 14 Serbia Belgrade (Serbia) University of Belgrade Golf and pitch & putt, individual golf and individual pitch & putt competitions dropped
2013 15 Belgium Antwerp (Belgium) University of Antwerp

Games Council[edit]

Committee Panathlon Clubs of Universities Executive Board[edit]

  • President: Peter Verboven (PCU Antwerp, Belgium)
  • Secretary General: His Excellency, Ambassador Gabriel A. Kotchofa (PCU Mghakis Moscow, Russia)
  • Treasurer: Javier Sanchez (PCU Valencia, Spain)
  • Games Council Representative: Dr. Bahram Ghadimi (PCU Teheran, I.R. Iran)
  • Tournament Council Representative: Daniel Muñoz (PCU Valencia, Spain)
  • Panathlon International Representative: Leo Bozzo (Secretary General Panathlon International, Italy)

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