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St.Gallen's Unisport can look back on an eventful year. In autumn 2017, it was not only the IOC President Thomas Bach who took part in a public panel discussion at the HSG: the then FC St.Gallen President Stefan Hernandez and the long-standing St.Gallen professional footballer Tranquillo Barnetta did so too. In spring 2018, Unisport organised a university world championship for the first time in its history. Athletes from all over the world competed in the crosscountry world championship with start and finish in St.Gallen's Gründenmoos.
"There was a great deal of work involved, but we definitely want to attract
university world or European championships to St.Gallen again in the future."
"There was a great deal of work involved," says Unisport head Daniel Studer, "but we definitely want to attract university world or European championships to St.Gallen again in the future." The organisation of the international competition was also mastered thanks to the great commitment of students. A world championship was also a very nice opportunity to present the University and the city of St.Gallen on the international stage in this way.
"One of the things that particularly pleased me in the past Unisport year was a project that was launched by two students and later in co-operation with Unisport: under the heading of 'Unisport Gladiators', a large delegation took part in a multisport competition in Maastricht in the Netherlands," says Daniel Studer. In the extensive Unisport programme range of the past year, fitness courses were particularly popular – as they always are − among them new courses such as Dancess and Funtone. The football semester tournament was also popular. Thus the first edition of the tournament in autumn 2017 was followed by a successor already in early spring 2018.
In an integration seminar with the lecturers Adrian Schawalder and Florian Hotz, Unisport also sounded out how the internal and external communication of the range of sports programmes could be further improved. First measures are planned to be implemented in autumn 2018, among them a more target-group-specific announcement of public events. And finally, there was also a significant change of personnel in St.Gallen’s Unisport in the academic year of 2017/2018: the long-standing Unisport Head Leonz Eder passed the baton to his successor Daniel Studer in spring 2018.