Canada eyes World University Games

Edmonton to duke it out with Montreal over Canadian sporting event bid

At least three Canadian cities have submitted bids to host the World University Games in 2015. The University of Alberta and a group of five Montreal universities have each aimed their sights on the summer games, while Laval University in Quebec City is hoping to host the winter games.

The University of Alberta hosted the sporting event in 1983, marking the first time the games came to North America, according to the Edmonton Journal. The games have only come to North America once since then, when Buffalo hosted the summer games in 1993.

Now Canadian Interuniversity Sport will have to decide which bid to support and put forward. CIS will begin site visits in May and make a final decision in June.