The Adirondack Sports Council (ADKSC) has named ESPN the official television and digital distributor of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games.

From 12-22 January 2023, both ESPN and ESPN+ will jointly carry almost 160 hours of content, across their networks and digital platforms, of the largest international winter multi-sport and educational event for collegiate athletes ages 17-25.  

The council has stated that the competition is expected to bring together more than 2,500 athletes and delegates from 600 universities and 50+ nations to Lake Placid and New York State’s North Country region to compete in 86 events spanning across 12 sports.

Furthemore, ESPN+ will offer fans nearly 140 hours of coverage throughout the 11-day event, while more than 20 hours of network coverage of the games will be featured on ESPN2 and ESPNU.

“This is wonderful news for FISU World University Games fans and athletes,” commented Adirondack Sports Council Executive Director, Ashley Walden

“We are proud to work with ESPN to provide so many platforms to witness the incredible achievements of the world’s best collegiate athletes, while highlighting all that New York State’s north country has to offer.”

Whilst this is the first time presenting the FISU World University Winter Games, the platform previously televised events during the FISU Summer Games in 2013 and 2015.

Dan Margulis, ESPN Senior Director, Programming and Acquisitions, added: “The FISU World University Games will add to Lake Placid’s rich history of hosting world-class winter sports competitions, and ESPN is thrilled to showcase the events and the thousands of collegiate athletes who will participate from around the world.”

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