Summer 2015 - Monday, June 22, 2015

posted Feb 10, 2017, 6:12 AM by Ashley Lee
Monday, June 22, 2015

The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years in a different city. It is only second to the Olympic Games. The Summer Universiade consists of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country. The record figures are 10,622 participants in Shenzhen, China, in 2011 and 174 countries in Daegu, Korea, in 2003. Embracing FISU’s motto of 'Excellence in Mind and Body', the Summer Universiade incorporates educational and cultural aspects into 12 days of sports competitions, allowing university student-athletes from all over the world to celebrate with the host city in a true spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.
  • The only summer multi-sport event in the world that connects students at both academic and athletic levels
  • 12 days of sports competitions
  • More than 9,000 student-athletes and officials from over 170 countries
  • 13 compulsory disciplines and up to 3 optional sports
  • Volunteers and participants are students, generally of the same age
  • Broadcasted by more than 100 TV channels
Hopefully, I can provide some insight into the competition as it rolls along.

Lorne
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