FISU World University Games will award Digital Medals in Chengdu

LEGEND by Leverade
2 min readAug 1, 2023

The 31st summer edition of the FISU World University Games is just around the corner, set to take place in the vibrant city of Chengdu, China, starting on 28th July. This eagerly awaited event will witness some of the best university athletes from around the world competing for groundbreaking medals, but with a revolutionary twist — the integration of blockchain technology to introduce digital medals in the competitions. This collaboration between FISU and LEVERADE marks a new era in sports recognition, offering athletes the chance to customize their awards with multimedia content, giving them a personalized touch that celebrates their remarkable achievements.

Embracing blockchain technology in sports.

With the rise of blockchain technology, the world of sports is experiencing a paradigm shift in how awards and recognition are presented. FISU World University Games has taken a proactive step by adopting digital collectibles, ensuring the authenticity and uniqueness of each medal through a unique certificate. This exciting development allows athletes to further cherish their victories by personalizing their awards with images and videos, giving them a platform to showcase their triumphs like never before.

The trend of digital collectibles has been rapidly gaining momentum across various sports federations. More than 20 leading federations have already embraced this digital revolution to reward their athletes. These digital awards not only hold sentimental value but can also be proudly displayed and shared in the digital museum, creating a digital legacy that immortalizes their achievements.

An environmentally friendly choice

Beyond the realm of personalization and innovation, the introduction of digital medals carries another significant benefit — environmental sustainability. Physical medals have a notable carbon footprint, stemming from their manufacturing and transportation processes. In contrast, digital collectibles have a minimal impact on the environment, making them an eco-friendly choice that aligns with the growing concern for environmental conservation. FISU’s commitment to being an environmentally friendly federation sets a powerful example, urging other organizers to join this noble cause.

The partnership between FISU World University Games and LEVERADE signifies a progressive approach towards embracing technology for the betterment of sports. The integration of blockchain and the concept of digital collectibles open doors to endless possibilities, not only in awarding athletes but also in enhancing the overall experience. As technology continues to evolve, every federation is encouraged to follow suit and explore the untapped potential for the benefit of athletes worldwide.

As an organization, this is an opportunity that should not be missed. The future of sports lies in the adoption of new technologies, and the integration of blockchain and digital collectibles is just the beginning. If you are part of a federation, get started in the future of sports!



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