BRAGA/GUIMARAES - The University will host two World University which will take place almost simultaneously, futsal and chess will take place in Braga and Guimarães, events within the scope of the European Youth Capital and European Capital of Culture respectively.
The World University Futsal Championship, which is now in its 13th edition, takes place between 18-25 August in the city of Braga. The World University Chess Championship this year is in its 12th edition, taking place between 19 and 26 August. Sporting events are an organization assigned by the International Federation of University Sports (FISU) to the Academic University Sports Federation (FADU) in partnership with the University of Minho (UMinho) and the Academic Association of the University of Minho (AAUM).
The start of the WUC Futsal takes place today, August 18th with the Opening Ceremony at 19:00 in the Republic Square in Braga. On Sunday, August 19, follows the Opening Ceremony of the WUC Chess and will be at 21h30 at Largo da Oliveira in Guimarães.
For the Futsal Championship in the European Youth Capital - 2012, about 500 participants from 16 different countries from 4 continents are expected. On the other hand, Guimarães, European Capital of Culture will host the WUC Chess, which will mobilize more than 150 participants representing 22 different countries from 4 continents.
With the start of the World University Futsal Championship the Sports Complex in Gualtar UMinho - Braga already lives the bustle of the big international events. Campus gets new life with many people from all over the world, being the "command center of operations" of Futsal.
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(Source: Ana Marques, OC)Read more