1983 Summer Universiade

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XII Summer Universiade
Nations participating 73
Athletes participating >2,400
Events 118 in 10 sports
Opening ceremony July 1
Closing ceremony July 12
Officially opened by Charles, Prince of Wales
Torch Lighter Jeanna Suzanne-Genrisson
Main venue Commonwealth Stadium

The 1983 Summer Universiade, also known as the 1983 World University Games or XII Summer Universiade, took place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between July 1 and 12, 1983. Over 2400 athletes from 73 countries participated. It was the first time Canada hosted these Games. Edmonton also hosted the 1978 Commonwealth Games.

The event was marred by tragedy when Soviet diver Sergei Chalibashvili died eight days after hitting his head on the 10 m diving platform in competition while attempting a reverse 3½ in the tuck position.

Charles, Prince of Wales, who opened the Universiade, and Princess Diana visited the Universiade, as did other dignitaries and celebrities.[1]

In October 2005, Edmonton was also selected as a potential bid candidate to host the 2011 Summer Universiade by the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).[2]

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Venues[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 58 30 25 113
2  United States 12 20 22 54
3  Canada 9 10 19 38
4  Italy 8 11 6 25
5  Romania 6 11 10 27
6  China 5 5 3 13
7  Nigeria 5 0 0 5
8  United Kingdom 3 3 3 9
9  France 2 4 5 11
10  Japan 2 3 4 9
11  Cuba 2 1 4 7
12  Australia 2 1 2 5
13  West Germany 1 6 3 10
14  Poland 1 2 1 4
15  Belgium 1 1 0 2
16  Brazil 1 0 2 3
17  Netherlands 0 3 0 3
18  Yugoslavia 0 2 1 3
19  Tunisia 0 1 2 3
20  Czechoslovakia 0 1 0 1
20  Senegal 0 1 0 1
20  Tanzania 0 1 0 1
23  Austria 0 0 1 1
23  Bermuda 0 0 1 1
23  Hungary 0 0 1 1
23  Jamaica 0 0 1 1
23  South Korea 0 0 1 1
23  New Zealand 0 0 1 1
Total 118 118 118 354

Participating nations[edit]

Around 2,400 athletes from 73 nations took part.

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