Press Release from the World Bridge Federation - April 5, 2001
World Bridge Federation is very pleased to announce that the FISU (Fédération
Internationale du sport Universitaire - the International University Sports Federation)
is to launch the First World University Bridge Championships, to be held from
02 - 11 August 2002 in Bruges, Belgium.
All Federations are strongly urged
to send a University team to this event. It is extremely important that such Championships
are well supported to demonstrate the commitment of all bridge playing nations
to the Sport of Bridge in this type of environment.
The wholehearted support
of NBOs for this Championship will also assist in enhancing the image of bridge
in the eyes of their own National Olympic Committee as well as the IOC and other
Sports based bodies, thus hopefully bringing the prospect of Bridge as an acknowledged
Olympic discipline even closer.