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First online FISU Forum – President Jenő Kamuti taking part

Budapest would have hosted the leading professional conference of the International University Sports Federation, the FISU Forum, on 12-14 of August. Unfortunately the event could not be organised in reality due to the situation caused by COVID-19, thus the Forum had to be settled online, for the first time in history of the FISU. 

After the opening ceremony, the first invited guest of the roundtable discussion was Dr. Jenő Kamuti, President of the International Fair Play Committee, who is in addition four-times individual plus a single team Universiade champion fencer. The topic of the conversation was the university sport's heritage and its effects on athletes and their further life.

The president shared several stories to participants, from his first win in Turin in 1959, throughout to his last gold  won at the Budapest Universiade in 1965. The roundtable participated also Pál Schmitt, Universiade champion former fencer, Eric Saintrond, Secretary General of FISU and Dr. Verena Burk, Head of the FISU Education Committee. Civilian surgeon Jenő Kamuti was recently honored by the FISU whith the highest university sport award, the Prime Nebiolo Award.

The 3-day online Forum had almost 1400 registered guests, from more than 100 countries.

Gabor Deregan, CIFP / Photo: Gergely Vidor, University of Physical Education