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2011 Winter Universiade

XXV Winter Universiade
2011 Winter Universiade's official logo
Nations participating 58
Athletes participating 1,880
Events 66 in 11 sports
Opening ceremony 27 January 2011
Closing ceremony 6 February 2011
Officially opened by Abdullah Gül, President of Turkey[1]
Athlete's Oath Tuğba Daşdemir[1]
Torch Lighter Kenan Sofuoğlu, Selçuk Çebi, Neslihan Darnel, Gizem Girişmen[1]
Main venue Erzurum Universiade Arena

The XXV Winter Universiade, took place in Erzurum, between 27 January to 6 February at Erzurum in Turkey. Erzurum is the city at the highest altitude in Turkey, at 1,850 m (6,070 ft), and has over 320 cultural landmarks. Located in Eastern Anatolia Region, it is a city on the traditional silk road and has been governed by many cultures over the centuries. The Erzurum Ice Hockey Arena, located on the Cemal Gürsel Sports Campus, was newly built with an ice rink of 60m x 30m and 3000 seats for spectators.

Medals table

The host nation, Turkey, is highlighted in lavender blue.
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Russia 14 14 11 39
2 South Korea 7 3 5 15
3 Ukraine 6 5 4 15
4 Slovakia 5 0 3 8
5 France 4 4 5 13
6 Japan 4 3 3 10
7 United States 4 2 0 6
8 China 3 3 4 10
9 Germany 3 3 1 7
10 Czech Republic 2 2 3 7
10 Slovenia 2 2 3 7
12 Switzerland 2 1 2 5
13 Austria 2 1 1 4
14 Canada 1 3 1 5
15 Italy 1 2 4 7
16 Finland 1 2 0 3
17 Kazakhstan 1 0 5 6
18 Great Britain 1 0 0 1
19 Poland 0 6 2 8
20 Bulgaria 0 2 2 4
21 Sweden 0 2 2 4
22 Belarus 0 1 1 2
23 Turkey 0 1 0 1
23 Spain 0 1 0 1
25 Hungary 0 0 1 1
Total 63 63 63 189

Sports

Freestyling Skiing, Nordic Combined and Ski Jumping are the optional sports.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sport.

Participating nations

Following is a list of nations that were sent invitations to attended the Universiade:[2] Malaysia and Venezuela made their debuts. Syria was on the entry list but later withdrew; this would have marked Syria's debut. With 58 nations competing, it represented the largest amount of nations ever to compete, and increase of 8 from the previous high at the 2005 games in Innsbruck.[3] A total of 1880 athletes and 849 officials participated in the Universiade.[4] Moldova, Thailand, and San Marino who was present in the 2009 Winter Universiade,in Harbin doesn´t sent no athletes to the games.

Competition venues

Snow disciplines

The Konaklı Ski Resort, devoted to alpine skiing competitions, is located 17 km (11 mi) from the city center, stretching over a terrain of 460 ha (1.8 sq mi). Four ski lifts serve six race courses for slalom, giant slalom and Super Giant slalom events.[7]

The Kandilli Ski Resort, located 36 km (22 mi) from the city center at an altitude of 1,713–1,767 m (5,620–5,797 ft) and stretching over 160 ha (0.62 sq mi) land, is the venue for biathlon and Nordic combined competitions.[8]

The Palandöken Ski Resort is located 4 km (2.5 mi) at an altitude of 3,271 m (10,732 ft). It hosts snowboarding and freestyle skiing competitions.[9]

The Kiremitlik Hill Ski Jumping Facility is situated north of Palandöken Ski Resort and south of the athletes' village. It consists of two jumping towers and two take-off ramps for large hill (K125) and normal hill (K95) competitions, as well as three more ramps (K65, K40 and K20) for training.[10]

Ice disciplines

The Erzurum Ice Skating Arena, opened in March 2009, is a 30 m × 60 m (98 ft × 197 ft) indoor ice rink situated in Palandöken neighborhood of Erzurum. The arena, having a seating capacity of 2000, hosts short-track speed skating and figure skating events.[11][12]

The newly built Erzurum Universiade Ice Arena consists of two ice rinks of 30 m × 60 m (98 ft × 197 ft) different in audience capacity. The men's ice hockey matches are played in the 3000 ice rink and the women's matches in the 500 ice rink.[13]

The Milli Piyango Curling Arena is an indoor ice rink consisting of five curling sheets. Opened in September 2010, it has a seating capacity of 1,000 people.[14]

Schedule

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  EG   Exhibition gala   Closing ceremony
January/February 27th
Thu
28th
Fri
29th
Sat
30th
Sun
31st
Mon
1st
Tue
2nd
Wed
3rd
Thu
4th
Fri
5th
Sat
6th
Sun
Ceremonies OC CC
Alpine skiing 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 8
Biathlon 2 2 2 1 2 9
Cross-country skiing 2 2 2 2 1 2 11
Curling 2 2
Figure Skating 2 1 2 EG 5
Freestyle skiing 2 2 4
Ice hockey 1 1 2
Nordic combined 1 1 1 3
Short track speed skating 2 2 4 8
Ski jumping 1 1 1 1 4
Snowboarding 2 2 2 2 8
Total Events 8 8 8 4 6 6 4 6 10 4 64
January/February 27th
Thu
28th
Fri
29th
Sat
30th
Sun
31st
Mon
1st
Tue
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References

  1. ^ a b c "2011 Erzurum Kış Oyunları'na muhteşem açılış".  
  2. ^ Attending Countries (in Turkish)
  3. ^ a b Turkish 2011 Winter Universiade draws record participation
  4. ^ Erzurum 2011 Winter Universiade. Universiadeerzurum.org. Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  5. ^ Résulat News. Fisu.net (2011-01-18). Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  6. ^ Erzurum 2011 Winter Universiade. Universiadeerzurum.org (2011-01-14). Retrieved on 2011-02-02.
  7. ^ "Yarışma Alanları-Alp Disiplini" (in Turkish). Universiade Erzurum. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  8. ^ "Yarışma Alanları-Kandilli Kuzey Disiplini Kayak Merkezi" (in Turkish). Universiade Erzurum. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Yarışma Alanları-Palandöken Kayak Merkezi" (in Turkish). Universiade Erzurum. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  10. ^ "Yarışma Alanları-Kayakla Atlama" (in Turkish). Universiade Erzurum. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  11. ^ "Yarışma Alanları-Kısa Mesafe Sürat Pateni" (in Turkish). Universiade Erzurum. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  12. ^ "Yarışma Alanları-Figür Pateni" (in Turkish). Universiade Erzurum. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  13. ^ "Yarışma Alanları-Buz Hokeyi" (in Turkish). Universiade Erzurum. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 
  14. ^ "Yarışma Alanları-Curling" (in Turkish). Universiade Erzurum. Retrieved 2011-02-06. 

External links

  • Universiade Erzurum 2011
  • Promotional video for the City/Games
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