UK Athletics have decided not to support BUCS in sending a team to the 2013 World University Games. This means that although BUCS will be sending a team to the games, Athletics will not be included.
Athletes at University should be given the opportunity to represent their country if they achieve the required standards. Whilst there are other competitions that provide opportunities for athletes to compte for Great Britain we believe that the World University Games should be another opportunity for Athletes to represent Great Britain. In addition this competition provides athletes who are ineligible to compete in either the U20 or U23 competitions experience of an international sports event.