FISU first vice-president Oleg Matytsin of Russia and FISU vice-president Luciano Cabral of Brazil were also present at the meeting in Belgium.
Delegates from Krasnoyarsk (Russia) - for the Winter Universiade - Baku (Azerbaijan), Budapest (Hungary) and Brasilia (Brazil) - for the Summer Universiade - were welcomed by FISU secretary general/CEO Eric Saintrond.
The delegation from Valais (Switzerland), which was initially a candidate for the organisation of the 2019 WU, was not present. Valais has withdrawn its candidature but plans to bid for the 2021 Games.
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“Some cities had to bid two, three and even five times before being attributed a Universiade," Gallien told delegates. "On the other hand, bidding for the first time does not mean that you will not be selected to organise the games."
Each delegation presented their candidature and gave their bidding dossier, which was sealed so that it could no longer be modified.
“This is a very important day for the region and the citizens of Krasnoyarsk," said Ekaterina Peshkova, vice-governor of the region of Krasnoyarsk. "We are eager to show the whole world what a genuine winter is by organising the 2019 Winter Universiade."
Tofig Khanaliyev, the president of the NUSF of Azerbaijan, said: “The city of Baku has never organised such a big event. Therefore, the organisation of the Summer Universiade would allow to promote sport in Azerbaijan and improve sports facilities in a city where the youth has an increasing importance.”
Presenting Budapest's bid, Dr Zoltan Mauzsa said: "Hungary has always been involved in university sport. In 2017 the city of Györ will host the Olympic Youth Festival and in 2021 Budapest will be the host of the FINA World Championships. We would like to organise the Universiade between those two events in order to make the best of the media coverage of the Universiade."
And Julio Cesar Ribeiro, the Secretary for Sport of Brazil, said: “Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup in 2014 as well as the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016. Therefore, we consider that 2019 will be the right time to organise the Summer Universiade in Brasilia."
The dates set for the inspection of venues in the different cities are between September 16 and October 20.
A decision on which city will host the 2019 Winter and Summer Universiades is expected on November 9 after final presentations are heard at a meeting at the Dolce Hotel in Brussels.
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