Public invited to follow-up discussion on the World University Games

­ LAKE PLACID — Members of the Adirondack North Country Global Sports Committee will provide an update on the bid process for bringing the winter World University Games to the Adirondacks in 2023.

The public is welcome to attend this second meeting and question-and-answer session at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 on the second floor of the Conference Center at Lake Placid, 2608 Main St.

The committee is comprised of regional communities, elected officials, the state Olympic Regional Development Authority and Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism. It recently completed a bid dossier to host the 2023 World University Games.

The meeting will include an overview of the games, and what hosting the event would mean for the communities in our region. The meeting will include pertinent updates to the bidding process.

The World University Games brings together more than 3,000 participants, delegations and officials from 60 countries. It is an 11-day, worldwide competition of student-athletes who are among the best in the world in various disciplines: alpine, freestyle and cross-country skiing, biathlon, short-track speedskating, curling, figure skating, hockey and snowboarding. Optional sports up for further discussion include ski jumping, nordic combined, ski orienteering, long-track speedskating and the sliding sports.

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