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28th Summer Universiade 2015

28th Summer Universiade 2015

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.

Date

06/03/2015 00:00

Location

Gwangju, South Korea|14.06.2015

The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years in a different city. It is second only to the Olympic Games in scale. The Summer Universiade consists of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country. Embracing FISU’s motto of 'Excellence in Mind and Body', the Summer Universiade incorporates educational and cultural aspects into 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 Universiade is the only summer multi-sport event in the world that connects students at both academic and athletic levels. The competition lasts 12 days and all volunteers and participants are student of generally the same age. The event is broadcasted by more than 100 TV channels across the globe. As of 2017 the list of compulsory sports will be expanded to include taekwondo, as well as archery in 2019. Optional sports vary from one Summer Universiade to another. Depending on their own interests, organising committees may choose up to three optional sports from the list of the World University Championships (WUC) to be included in their specific sports programme. For the most recent Universiades in Shenzhen (CHN) and Kazan (RUS), the total number of sports has reached a peak with 24 and 27 sports featured respectively.

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