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Summer Universiade

The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words "University" and "olympiad". The Universiade is often referred to in English as the World University Games or World Student Games; however, this latter term can also refer to competitions for sub-University grades students, as well.

International University Games


World Student Games (UIE)

The first official World Student Games were organised in 1924 and were held under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) from 1949. An alternative event was organised by the Union Internationale des Étudiants (UIE) from 1947–1962, including one unofficial Games in 1954.


Locations of Universiades

The table below gives an overview of all host cities of both the Summer and Winter Universiades. Only actual host cities are listed.

Year Games Summer Universiade Games Winter Universiade
1959 I Turin, Template:Flagu
1960 I Chamonix, Template:Flagu
1961 II Sofia, Template:Flagu
1962 II Villars,   Switzerland
1963 III Porto Alegre, Template:Flagu
1964 III Špindlerův Mlýn,  Czechoslovakia
1965 IV Budapest, Template:Flagu
1966 IV Sestriere, Template:Flagu
1967 V Tokyo, Template:Flagu
1968 V Innsbruck, Template:Flagu
1970 VI Turin, Template:Flagu VI Rovaniemi, Template:Flagu
1972 VII Lake Placid, Template:Flagu
1973 VII Moscow,  Soviet Union
1975 VIII Rome, Template:Flagu VIII Livigno, Template:Flagu
1977 IX Sofia, Template:Flagu
1978 IX Špindlerův Mlýn,  Czechoslovakia
1979 X Mexico City, Template:Flagu
1981 XI Bucharest, Template:Flagu X Jaca, Template:Flagu
1983 XII Edmonton, Alberta, Template:Flagu XI Sofia,  Bulgaria
1985 XIII Kobe, Template:Flagu XII Belluno, Template:Flagu
1987 XIV Zagreb,  Yugoslavia XIII Štrbské Pleso,  Czechoslovakia
1989 XV Duisburg,  West Germany XIV Sofia,  Bulgaria
1991 XVI Sheffield, Template:Flagu XV Sapporo, Template:Flagu
1993 XVII Buffalo, Template:Flagu XVI Zakopane, Template:Flagu
1995 XVIII Fukuoka, Template:Flagu XVII Jaca, Template:Flagu
1997 XIX Sicily, Template:Flagu XVIII Muju / Jeonju, Template:Flagu
1999 XX Palma de Mallorca, Template:Flagu XIX Poprad Tatry, Template:Flagu
2001 XXI Beijing, Template:Flagu XX Zakopane, Template:Flagu
2003 XXII Daegu, Template:Flagu XXI Tarvisio, Template:Flagu
2005 XXIII Izmir, Template:Flagu XXII Innsbruck / Seefeld, Template:Flagu
2007 XXIV Bangkok, Template:Flagu XXIII Turin, Template:Flagu
2009 XXV Belgrade, Template:Flagu XXIV Harbin, Template:Flagu
2011 XXVI Shenzhen, Template:Flagu XXV Erzurum, Template:Flagu
2013 XXVII Kazan, Template:Flagu XXVI Trentino, Template:Flagu 1
2015 XXVIII Gwangju, Template:Flagu XXVII Granada, Template:Flagu
2017 XXIX Taipei, Template:Flagu2 XXVIII Almaty, Template:Flagu
2019 XXX XXIX Krasnoyarsk,Template:Flagu

1 Due to financial problems, Maribor, Slovenia has withdrawn as a host.

2 Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, due to complicated relations with People's Republic of China, is recognized by the name Chinese Taipei by the FISU and the majority of international organizations. For more information, please see Cross-strait relations.

Future Universiades

2019 Universiade candidate cities

The 2019 Universiades will be attributed on November 9 2013.

2019 Summer Universiade candidate cities

On 14 June 2012, the Brazilian Minister of Sports, Aldo Rebelo, and the president of CBDU (Confederação Brasileira do Desporto Universitário), Luciano Cabral announced that after the failed bidding of 2017 they will bid again for the Summer Universiade.[2] Brazil's capital Brasília was appointed as bid city again after lost the 2017 Summer Universiade to Taipei.[3] Brazil hosted Summer Universiade just only time in 1963 in Porto Alegre.

On 11 December 2012, Azad Rahimov, the Youth and Sports Minister of Azerbaijan, announced that after the country wins the bid for the first European Games.[4] Is a first time which Azerbaijan puts a bid for the Universiade, where Baku will represent the country as bid city.[5]

On 31 January 2013, Miklós Tóth, the vice-chairman of Hungarian Olympic Committee, announced that Hungary will make a bid for the 2019 or 2021 Summer Universiade with the aid of Alfréd Hajós Plan (Hajós Alfréd Terv).[6] Budapest hosted the 1965 Summer Universiade and confirmed as bid city on 19 February 2013.[7]

On 3 April 2013, FISU, officially confirmed three candidate cities:[8]

On 31 October 2013, Baku officially withdraw for the 2019 Summer Universiade, citting the fact with the city will be busy of sporting events in the períod of 2015-2017, leaving only Brasília and Budapest as two only bidders.[9]

2019 Winter Universiade candidate cities

There are three candidates cities including Krasnoyarsk in Russian Siberia. The city has received official confirmation of its status as Russia's representative the bidding to host the 2019 Winter Universiade. This attempt is supported by Dmitry Medvedev, who ordered the Russian Prime Minister (Vladimir Putin) to start dealing with the implementation of concrete projects pertaining to the Games, and by Sergei Gurov, the minister of sports, tourism and youth policy of the Krasnoyarsk region. Since 2010 Russia has failed in its attempts to host sports events: 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, from 2014 Formula One will visit Russia (Sochi) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[10] This would be the first Winter Universiade in Russia.

The other bid is Pyeongchang, South Korea. When Eric Saintrond, the current FISU general secretary make a visit on the occasion of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games which are held in the city. The mayor of Pyeongchang, Seok Rae Lee met with Saintrond and confirmed his interest in bidding for the 2019 event. If Pyeongchang's wins the bid Korea will host his fourth Universiade, the second Winter Games after Muju-Jeonju 1997, and the country hosted the Summer Universiade in Daegu in 2003 and will going to host again in Gwangju in 2015. Pyeongchang is going to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. In 2007 Turin hosted the Winter Universiade after the 2006 Winter Olympics, so if Pyeongchang wins it will be the second city in this type of bidding.[11][12]

On 6 February 2013 was announced that Kayseri has shown interest in hosting the Winter Universiade in 2019. [13]

On 3 April 2013, FISU, officially confirmed two candidate cities:[14]

Medal table

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 454 389 352 1195
2 Soviet Union 409 329 253 991
3 China 380 259 228 867
4 Russia 357 276 297 930
5 Japan 259 263 335 857
6 Italy 160 175 209 544
7 Ukraine 152 152 151 455
8 South Korea 150 140 159 439
9 Romania 144 122 137 403
10 Hungary 101 85 100 286

See also


External links

  • Official website of the International University Sports Federation (FISU)
  • Official website of the German University Sports Federation
  • Official report of the Winter Universiade Innsbruck / Seefeld 2005

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