The 2019 Winter Universiade flame lighting ceremony organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) took place in Turin (Italy) on 20 September. Turin became the first city of the international stage of the 2019 Winter Universiade Torch Relay. The flame lighting ceremony is traditionally held in Turin. Turin was the first Summer Universiade host city in 1959.
The best GTO mascot voting results in the mobile application of the All-Russian physical culture and sports complex “Ready for work and defense” (VFSK GTO) have been summed up. The organizer of the “Mascots of GTO festivals” contest is the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation in conjunction with the federal operator of the GTO complex – ANO Directorate for Sports and Social Projects.