2007 Winter Universiade

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XXIII Winter Universiade
LogoUniversiadetorino.png
Slogan : "Crazy 4 U"
Nations participating 55 (estimated)
Athletes participating ---
Events 10 sports
Opening ceremony January 17
Closing ceremony January 27
Officially opened by Giovanna Capellano Nebiolo
George Killian
Athlete's Oath Giovanni Ramigno
Torch Lighter Livio Berruti
Main venue Palasport Olimpico

The 2007 Winter Universiade, the XXIII Winter Universiade, took place in Turin, Italy from January 17 to January 27, 2007.

Opening ceremony[edit]

The Opening Ceremony of the XXIII Winter Universiade Torino 2007 was held with a cast of acrobats, circus performers and dancers. The evening began with the "Princess of the Snow", Magda Gomes, who introduced the audience to a journey that joins Turin to the rest of the world through the student spirit of the Universiade. Her message was followed by a parade of the 52 participant nations and a speech by Giovanna Capellano Nebiolo (President of the Organizing Committee) and George Killian (FISU President). Together they officially opened the Games. : both greeted the Universiade and declared the event officially open. After the flag-raising ceremony Livio Berruti entered the Palasport Olimpico to complete the tour of the Flame of Knowledge, lighting at the same time the braziers of the stadium and the Piazza Vittorio Veneto. All sports to be held at the Games were introduced by a group of dancers and gymnasts. The ceremony ended with live music by Negrita. Other people who showed up in the opening ceremony were Gianluigi Buffon, Andrew Howe and Arturo Brachetti. The last one revealing the slogan for the Universiade, which is "Crazy 4 U". Among the present personalities were Fabio Mussi, Mercedes Bresso, Antonio Saitta, Sergio Chiamparino, Renato Montabone, Sara Simeoni, Alberto Zaccheroni and Gianni Vattimo.

Sports[edit]

The Games features 18 medal events in 12 sports.

(Numbers in parentheses after each sport discipline indicate the number of events contested.)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  South Korea 10 12 9 31
2  Russia 9 14 12 35
3  Italy 9 2 5 16
4  Belarus 8 2 4 14
5  Poland 7 2 3 12
6  Czech Republic 4 4 1 9
7  Austria 4 0 0 4
8  China 3 6 6 15
9  Japan 3 5 5 13
10  Netherlands 3 1 2 6
11  Ukraine 2 8 6 16
12  France 2 2 2 6
13  Kazakhstan 2 1 2 5
14  Canada 2 1 1 4
15  Slovenia 1 5 4 10
16  United States 1 1 3 5
17  Sweden 1 0 2 3
18  Slovakia 0 2 0 2
19  Finland 0 1 1 2
20  United Kingdom 0 1 0 1
21  Germany 0 1 0 1
22  Estonia 0 0 1 1
23  Liechtenstein 0 0 1 1
24   Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Total 71 71 71 213

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