University Sports - FISU do deal with Tissot for Universiades

The International University Sports Federation has announced a new long-term partnership with Tissot, who will provide timekeeping, scoring and results services for the upcoming Summer and Winter Universiades.

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François Thiébaud (Tissot) & Eric Saintrond (FISU) sign the FISU-Tissot partnership

The Swiss watch brand will commence the partnership at FISU's flagship events in Kazan, Russia in July and then in Trentino, Italy in December this year.

Tissot will become the official timekeeper of the FISU Universiades, the biggest international multi-sport events for student athletes.

A FISU press release read: "With this partnership Tissot will bring its expertise and gold medal standard to the Universiades, which attract some of the biggest and brightest sport stars of tomorrow."

Commenting on the new partnership, Tissot president François Thiébaud said: "We are thrilled to be bringing our proven expertise in precision timekeeping for multi-discipline competition to the Universiades this year.

"We have already successfully performed this task for the Summer Universiade on two previous occasions, but 2013 also marks our debut as official timekeeper and partner of the winter edition.

"We look forward to this new challenge and to providing tomorrow’s best athletes with uncompromising fairness through our world class timekeeping solutions."

FISU secretary general and CEO Eric Saintrond added: "We are delighted to welcome Tissot as our official timekeeper. Timing and scoring in sports demands absolute precision and Tissot is best in class in sports timekeeping.

"As our student athletes strive for ‘excellence in mind and body’, our new partner will be there measuring and marking their performances."

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