Summer 2015 - Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm MST

posted Feb 10, 2017, 6:13 AM by Ashley Lee
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:00 pm MST


Spirit of light that spreads the bright hopes to the world!

Nairobi combines two Korean words - “NURI”, meaning ‘the world’ and “BI”, meaning ‘soaring’. Nairobi is the messenger of light that will link communication for the youth around the world.

Light of the Creation, Light of the Future!

The slogan “Light Up Tomorrow”, is derived from Gwangju City and its slogan, “The City of Light”. The hope is for young bright athletes around the world to come to Gwangju to embrace the ‘light’ and then ‘tomorrow’ to ‘Light Up’ the world!

The emblem is the ‘Wings of Light”. The wings represent the 6 continents and the 5 oceans that soars with passion, dreams and harmony. The emblem represent the dynamism of the Universiade and the harmony of the world. The “U” shape also represents the “Universiade”.

The 6 wings rendered in red and orange on the left symbolize 6 continents and the 5 wings rendered in blue on the right symbolize 5 oceans. The overlap of the wings symbolizes the harmony and friendship of young athletes around the world through the Universiade.

Young athletes leaping forward into the future and spend of wings symbolizes young athletes triumph through sport.

Today is the last day of the Preliminary Inquiry and we still have much work. By 8 pm we have to get another 18 teams into our system so that they are all ready to compete as the first matches begin tomorrow. Tonight is the final “Technical Meeting” where all teams meet each other and the ‘rules of engagement’ are presented by the technical chairperson, Mr. Mark Tennant and Ms. Melanie Sanford (both happening to be from Canada).

More tomorrow,

Aspire’s travelling messenger of light