Lake Placid 2023 has marked a month to go until it hosts the next FISU Winter World University Games ©Lake Placid 2023

The Cauldron that will house the symbolic Flame for the Lake Placid 2023 Winter World University Games has been unveiled by organisers.

The ceremony marked a month to go until the 31st edition of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) flagship event opens.

The 12-foot-high Cauldron was designed and created by Adirondack Studios of Argyle, N.Y. the same studio that built the LED-powered torch for the FISU Games and the award podiums for the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympic Games.

"The Lake Placid 2023 Games’ Torch and Cauldron were designed with sustainability in mind by eliminating fossil fuels that are commonly present in Torches," said Ashley Waldenexecutive director of the Adirondack Sports Council, the Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games Organising Committee.

"We recognise that winter sporting communities around the world are struggling with the effects of climate change, including shorter winters and reduced snowfall.

"In partnership with FISU, we are committed to hosting the most sustainable Games in FISU history through our Save Winter initiatives, and our hope is that future Games will build on and surpass these goals."

The Lake Placid 2023 FISU Games, which are due to run from January 12 to 22, are expected to involve 1,500 collegiate athletes aged between 17 and 25, from 600 universities in 50 countries.

They will participate in Alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, freestyle and freeskiing, figure skating, ice hockey, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, snowboarding, ski jumping and speed skating.