Russian Oleg Matytsin will be re-elected as FISU President tomorrow ©Getty Images

Oleg Matytsin is set to be re-elected International University Sports Federation's (FISU) President at the organisation’s General Assembly here.

The Russian official is the sole candidate for the Presidency and will secure a second four-year term in office.

Matytsin was first elected in 2015 when he unseated France’s Claude-Louis Gallien.

In official documents, FISU say the first vice-president, treasurer and senior Executive Committee member will be elected by acclamation at the General Assembly, along with the President on Saturday (November 16). 

The second day of the meeting will also see FISU’s 174 member associations elect 23 Executive Committee members, with 44 candidates having lodged their candidacies.

Representatives from ten National University Sports Federations (NUSF) have filed their candidature for the three vice-president positions.

Updates are also due to be presented on FISU’s Global Strategy and visual identity, along with reports from the Krasnoyarsk 2019 and Naples 2019 Organising Committees.

The General Assembly will also feature the presentation of a special Fair Play award to be announced by the International Fair Play Committee.

Organising Committees for the upcoming Universiades will present progress updates ©FISU
Organising Committees for the upcoming Universiades will present progress updates ©FISU

The award will recognise an athlete’s outstanding gesture of friendship and camaraderie during this year's Summer Universiade in Naples.

The inaugural Primo Nebiolo medals – named after the Italian widely credited with the creation of the Universiade in its current format and the second FISU President, will also be presented.

The medals will recognise outstanding achievements and contribution to the development and promotion of university sports, both at international and national level.

FISU will hold their fourth Gala event at the conclusion of the first day of the General Assembly, with the evening set to celebrate the organisation’s 70th anniversary.

The best individuals and organisations in university sports will receive prizes, including the best male and female athletes.

The second day of the General Assembly is due to feature presentations from the Lucerne 2021 Winter Universiade and Chengdu 2021 Summer Universiade organising committees.

Delegations from Lake Placid and Ekaterinburg, the hosts of the 2023 Winter and Summer Universiades, are also expected to be presented.