By Lake Placid 2023
The Governor formally announced that New York State will welcome the World University Games to Lake Placid on January 12-22, 2023. The World University Games, organized by the International University Sports Federation, is an international sports and cultural event staged every two years in a different city. The 11-day competition is the second-largest multi-sport event in the world right after the Olympics and draws more 2,400 student-athletes together to compete in various sports and events including alpine, freestyle and cross-country skiing, biathlon, speed skating, curling, figure skating, hockey, short track speed skating and snowboarding.
In support of the 2023 World University Games, the Governor issued Executive Order 185 directing the development of the New York State World University Games Commission, which would be responsible for providing oversight and coordination of all efforts of State government and working with the World University Games organizing committee, the Adirondack Sports Council. The Commission recently held its inaugural meeting and is beginning the planning efforts.