The FISU International Technical Committee visited the PSD Bank Dome in Düsseldorf which is set to stage artistic gymnastics at Rhine-Ruhr 2025 ©Getty Images

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) International Technical Committee (ITC) has expressed delight following an inspection of Rhine-Ruhr 2025 venues.

The nine-member ITC delegation visited eight venues while noting that there is now fewer than 1,000 days to go until the event begins, with it scheduled for July 16 to 27 2025.

"Following the TCC site visit, it is safe to say that the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 are in good hands and the Rhine-Ruhr area and Local Organising Committee will surely provide outstanding FISU Games in 2025," said Robert Rieblinger after visiting the 3×3 basketball venue Arena-Park in Düsseldorf.

"It was especially exciting to see such a young and energetic team working on a project of such magnitude.

"The inspected sites met all the requirements and will provide a fitting setting for the FISU Games in such urban area.

"The presented plans of the Local Organising Committee showed a deep understanding of delivering a top-level international multi-sport event with a concept emphasising sustainability and diversity and at the same time providing a unique and exciting experience for athletes and fans."

Further visits are scheduled to take place in mid-November as the athletics venue in Bochum will be inspected before the archery, swimming and table tennis arenas in Düsseldorf get a once-over.

The ITC will then travel to Essen to review judo and taekwondo venues.

"We have been preparing for the numerous venue visits for a while now and we are glad that most of the venues have met the guidelines or superseded the expectations of FISU," said Rhine-Ruhr 2025 chief executive Stefan Kürten.

"It has also helped us understand where we need to put up our acts together and step up our game.

"From now on, it is about channelising our energy to fine tune the requirements, as per the recommendations of the FISU ITC.

"We would like to thank FISU's entire team for the valuable time they have put into detailing during these visits.

"We will continue to bolster this joint effort towards the successful hosting of the Games in 2025."