2009 Winter Universiade
|XXIV Winter Universiade|
Slogan: "Youth, Future, Ice and Snow"
|Opening ceremony||18 February 2009|
|Closing ceremony||28 February 2009|
|Officially opened by||Liu Yandong|
|Athlete's Oath||Wang Fei|
|Torch Lighter||Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao|
|Main venue||Harbin Sports City Center Stadium|
Harbin was selected by FISU on January 10, 2005 over future 2011 Winter Universiade host city Erzurum. They were the only two candidates.
Harbin now has four stadiums for international ice games and five training stadiums. Among the venues, the following are mentioned in the official web site:
- Yabuli Olympic Snow Sports Center (about 100km from Harbin)
- Heilongjiang University
- Harbin International Conference Exhibition and Sports Center
There will be two athlete's villages, the main one in Harbin and the second one in Yabuli.
- Alpine skiing
- Cross country skiing
- Ski jumping
- Nordic combined
- Freestyle skiing
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