FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 03/07/2022
CONTACT: Jon Lundin, Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games Head of Communications & Media ([email protected]) Tel: 518-637-6885
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — Microplus Data Processing & Timing will be providing timing and scoring for the FISU World University Games Winter in Lake Placid, N.Y., January 12-22, 2023.
Microplus is known globally for its work in timing, data processing services, commentator information system services, television graphics and virtual graphics and will provide timing, scoring and results reporting for the 31st winter Games’ 12 sports and 86 events.
“We are very honored to provide our services for this important international FISU event held in the USA,” said Microplus CEO Mauro Cedrani.
The Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games is a global cultural exchange and multi-winter sports event that will bring together more than 2,500 collegiate-athletes, ages 17-25, and coaches from 600 universities and 50 nations to Lake Placid and New York State’s North Country region. Competition will be held in figure skating, ice hockey, Alpine skiing, curling, biathlon, cross-country skiing, freestyle, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, ski jumping, snowboard and speed skating (long track).
“We’re excited that Microplus will provide their quality and world-class services for these Games,” added Ashley Walden, Adirondack Sports Council Chief Executive Officer. “Their cutting-edge technology, innovations and long-standing service is unparalleled.”
Microplus spent last week in the Adirondack community providing timing, scoring and results for the Lake Placid 2022 FISU World University Championship Speed Skating. The test event was the first major international speed skating race held in Lake Placid and the James C. Sheffield Speed Skating Oval since the 1991 World Speed Skating Match.
Fifty athletes from nine nations, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Poland, the Netherlands, Norway and the United States, competed for 13 titles on the famed 400-meter outdoor oval, situated in the heart of the two-time Olympic village.
“We were extremely excited to have Microplus a part of this prestigious and important event. They’ve proven to be an excellent partner in providing professional results, timing and scoring services which are at the core of any major sporting event,” noted Rick Patzke, Lake Placid 2023’s Head of Sport. “Their ability to generate the necessary results using their own systems and personnel is a major plus.”
About Microplus Data Processing & Timing
Microplus is a modern and flexible organization that employs a large number of experts for the different areas of its activity. Microplus has a permanent staff of over 50 people and 200 professionals.
Headquartered in Turin, Italy, and technical offices in Milan, Italy; Lausanne, Switzerland; Prague, Czech Republic and Paris, France, it established itself as support timing/data provider in the 90’s (as Studio Microplus), initially supplying the results management software and TV-graphics support for major Italian sport events. For more information, please visit www.microplustiming.com.