2005 Summer Universiade

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XXIII Summer Universiade
23. Yaz Universiade Oyunları
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Slogan : World Unity on the Aegean Blue
Nations participating 170 (estimated)
Athletes participating 9,500 (estimated)
Events 14 sports
Opening ceremony August 11
Closing ceremony August 22
Officially opened by Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Main venue İzmir Atatürk Stadium

The 2005 Summer Universiade, also known as the XXIII Summer Universiade, took place in İzmir, Turkey.

Emblem[edit]

The emblem is the letter “U”, inspired by the bird’s-eye view of the Gulf of İzmir. This shape has perfectly fit the letter “U” of Universiade, symbolizing its multi-cultural feature, while the smooth outline emphasizes the harmony and uniformity of the Universiade spirit.

Mascot[edit]

Name: EFE

Efes are the leaders and heroes of societies that lived in Western Anatolia during the early nineties. The village dandy Efe, guards and defends all the members of his society and also deals with all kinds of their social work and events as if he is the father of all. For this reason, all the members of the society behave respectfully towards him with strong, emotional, family ties. The Efes were legends in these areas with their smart, fearless, alert dashing behaviors as brave and manly young fellows. They became the symbol of braveness, power and justice throughout the Aegean history.

Nowadays, the word “Efe” is the explanation of a virtuous, brave man who is the symbol of justice in every case. Therefore, we call successful athletes “Efe” stating their various qualifications in one brief word.

Sports[edit]

Core Events[edit]

Optional Events[edit]

Venues[edit]

Participants[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia 26 16 23 65
2  China 21 16 12 49
3  Japan 18 18 20 56
4  Ukraine 18 16 18 52
5  United States 17 12 14 43
6  Poland 12 8 8 28
7  South Korea 11 14 9 34
8  Turkey 10 11 6 27
9  Chinese Taipei 6 2 4 12
10  Italy 5 6 13 24
11  France 5 3 7 15
12  Germany 4 5 8 17
13  Brazil 4 2 9 15
14  Great Britain 3 9 7 19
15  Belarus 3 6 6 15
16  Canada 3 6 3 12
17  Estonia 3 1 2 6
18  Uganda 3 0 0 3
19  Iran 2 6 4 12
20  Netherlands 2 1 2 5
21  Czech Republic 2 0 2 4
22  Croatia 2 0 0 2
23  Mexico 1 5 7 13
24  North Korea 1 3 2 6
25  New Zealand 1 3 1 5
26  Kazakhstan 1 2 6 9
27  Hungary 1 2 2 5
27  Serbia and Montenegro 1 2 2 5
29  Cuba 1 1 4 6
30  Spain 1 1 2 4
31  Jamaica 1 1 1 3
31  Thailand 1 1 1 3
33  Georgia 1 0 3 4
34  South Africa 1 0 2 3
35  Austria 1 0 1 2
35  Romania 1 0 1 2
37  Latvia 1 0 0 1
37  Mongolia 1 0 0 1
37  Slovenia 1 0 0 1
40   Switzerland 0 2 3 5
41  Portugal 0 2 0 2
42  Armenia 0 1 4 5
42  Ireland 0 1 4 5
44  Australia 0 1 3 4
44  Greece 0 1 3 4
44  Morocco 0 1 3 4
47  Belgium 0 1 2 3
47  Slovakia 0 1 2 3
49  Finland 0 1 1 2
49  Lithuania 0 1 1 2
49  Senegal 0 1 1 2
52  Algeria 0 1 0 1
52  Egypt 0 1 0 1
52  Moldova 0 1 0 1
55  Azerbaijan 0 0 2 2
55  Kenya 0 0 2 2
57  Malaysia 0 0 1 1
Total 197 196 244 637

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