International University Sport Federation (FISU) vice-president Leonz Eder has reiterated the organisation’s confidence in Naples 2019 as they continue preparations to stage next year's Summer Universiade.
Eder led a Universiade Supervision Committee (CSU) visit to the Italian city for two days to assess their plans for next year’s event.
He played down concerns about their readiness to stage the multi-sport event.
"I have to be very clear about this point: since FISU and the Organising Committee of Napoli 2019 signed the contract, FISU has never ever any kind of B plan," Eder said.
"We trust on the Italian committee, we would like to have the Games here and we will have the Games in Napoli."
Naples was officially confirmed as the host in May 2016 following a re-opened bidding process after Brasília withdrew in January 2015.
The Brazilian capital was unable to meet financial commitments.
Given the short timeframe to prepare for the Universiade, completion of competition venues is expected to be tight.
The CSU and Agenzia Regionale Universiadi, the local body in charge of the preparations for the Universiade, visited a series of venues due to be used during the Games.
This included the San Paolo Stadium, which will be used to host the Ceremonies and athletics competitions.
Piscina Scandone, PalaBarbuto and Mostra d’Oltremare were also visited.
Eder expressed his confidence in the planning of Naples 2019 for the event, as well as newly-appointed Extraordinary Commissioner Luisa Latella.
He admitted, though, with only 18 months left there was not much time to prepare for the Universiade, with Eder warning that officials need to be hired quickly to keep the organisation on track.
"We’re looking for great game to be held in Napoli and Campania," Eder said.
"We have had a very good impression but on the other hand many head of departments have not yet been appointed and the main chance now is to hire people and companies because the planning is very good and there is a good experience for technicians also, but now is necessary to hire people and we have told this to Commissioner Latella also.
"There is experience and I’m impressed from the staff, the venues and the knowledge but now we have to speed up to hire people.
"The human resources is the challenge right now but I’m very confident that we will have great game in 2019 with a big legacy not only for Italy but also for FISU and for all the delegations that will come to Naples.
"We are very curious about the Athletes Village in the ships: that will be a first time for FISU also and will be a great innovation.”
Archery, athletics, basketball, fencing, football, judo, swimming and diving are among the compulsory sports for the event, along with artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.
Table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball and water polo are also included.
Sailing, shooting and rugby sevens competitions will also take place after Naples 2019 selected them as optional sports.
The Universiade is due take place from July 3 to 14 next year.