2009 Winter Universiade

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XXIV Winter Universiade
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Slogan : "Youth, Future, Ice and Snow"
Nations participating 44
Athletes participating 2,326 [1]
Events 12 sports
Opening ceremony 18 February 2009 (2009-02-18)
Closing ceremony 28 February 2009 (2009-02-28)
Officially opened by Liu Yandong
Athlete's Oath Wang Fei
Torch Lighter Zhang Dan and Zhang Hao
Main venue Harbin Sports City Center Stadium

The 2009 Winter Universiade, the XXIV Winter Universiade took place in Harbin, China. Student athletes from 44 countries took part in the games.

Selection[edit]

Harbin was selected by FISU on January 10, 2005 over future 2011 Winter Universiade host city Erzurum. They were the only two candidates.

Sports[edit]

Ice disciplines[edit]

Snow disciplines[edit]

  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Ski jumping
  • Nordic combined
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Biathlon

Competition venues[edit]

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:

These venues were used for the Asian Games and were part of Harbin's unsuccessful application for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

There will be two athlete's villages, the main one in Harbin and the second one in Yabuli.

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China 18 18 12 48
2  Russia 18 14 19 51
3  South Korea 12 7 9 28
4  Japan 9 8 3 20
5   Switzerland 7 3 4 14
6  Austria 4 3 2 9
7  France 2 6 5 13
8  Poland 2 4 8 14
9  Netherlands 2 1 1 4
10  Sweden 2 0 0 2
11  Canada 1 4 1 6
12  Czech Republic 1 3 5 9
13  Ukraine 1 2 4 7
14  Germany 1 2 3 6
15  Israel 1 0 0 1
16  Finland 0 2 2 4
17  Slovakia 0 1 2 3
18  Italy 0 1 1 2
19  Belarus 0 1 0 1
19  Norway 0 1 0 1
Total 81 81 81 243

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