1987 Summer Universiade

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XIV Summer Universiade
Universiade 1987 logo.jpg
Slogan : World of the young for a World of peace!
Nations participating 122
Athletes participating 6,423
Events 12 sports
Opening ceremony July 8
Closing ceremony July 19
Officially opened by azar Mojsov, president of the Presidency of the SFRY
Athlete's Oath Ivan Karpović (football)
Torch Lighter Dražen Petrović, basketball player
Main venue Maksimir Stadium

The 1987 Summer Universiade, also known as the XIV Summer Universiade, took place in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia). It involved participants from 111 countries and over 6,000 individual sportspersons and members of teams.

Infrastructural changes[edit]

The city of Zagreb used the event to renovate and revitalize the city. The city's main square (Republic Square) was repaved with stone blocks and made part of the downtown pedestrian zone. A part of the Medveščak stream, which had been running under the sewers since 1898, was uncovered by workers. This part formed the Manduševac fountain that was also covered in 1898.[1]

Mascot[edit]

The mascot of the 1987 Summer Universiade is a squirrel, named "Zagi" and created by Nedjeljko Dragići. It is a resident of Zagreb's parks, amiable and always in a good mood. Its nonchalance and gaiety are but a cover for diligence. Always on the move and reaching for the seemingly impossible, the squirrel embodies the dynamism of athletic endeavour. Its origin is shown by the little black hat, characteristic of the folk costumes in the region of Zagreb.[2]

Sports[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Zagi, the XIV Summer Universiade mascot, was created by Croatian animator Nedjeljko Dragić.
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 27 20 24 71
2  Soviet Union 23 33 19 75
3  Romania 21 13 9 43
4  Italy 12 8 10 30
5  China 11 8 10 29
6  Yugoslavia 7 7 5 19
7  East Germany 5 3 5 13
8  Hungary 4 3 5 12
9  United Kingdom 4 1 4 9
10  Netherlands 3 10 8 21
11  West Germany 3 5 5 13
12  Bulgaria 3 4 1 8
13  Japan 3 3 6 12
14  Poland 3 1 2 6
15  Cuba 1 3 2 6
16  Czechoslovakia 1 2 2 5
17  Greece 1 2 1 4
18  Belgium 1 1 1 3
19  Australia 1 1 0 2
19  New Zealand 1 1 0 2
21  Spain 1 0 1 2
22  Morocco 1 0 0 1
22  Norway 1 0 0 1
22  Portugal 1 0 0 1
25  Nigeria 0 3 3 6
26  Canada 0 2 5 7
27  France 0 1 3 4
28  South Korea 0 1 1 2
29  Brazil 0 1 0 1
29   Switzerland 0 1 0 1
29  Senegal 0 1 0 1
32  North Korea 0 0 2 2
33  Jamaica 0 0 1 1
33  Mexico 0 0 1 1
33  Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
Total 139 139 137 415

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