About 50 countries so far have expressed their intent to participate in the 2019 Universiade World University Games in Naples, by responding to an invitation letter sent by the Games' organising committee, the commissioner's office said on Monday.
It sent invitation letters on September 3 to 202 countries.
Countries that have responded they plan to participate include: France, Germany, Japan, Australia, Canada, USA, China, Ukraine, Paraguay, Zimbabwe, and Niger.
At the 2017 Universiade Games in Taipei, 145 countries participated; Naples hopes to reach 170.
Source - ANSA