2009 Winter Universiade
|XXIV Winter Universiade|
Slogan : "Youth, Future, Ice and Snow"
|Athletes participating||2,326 |
|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.
- Alpine skiing
- Cross country skiing
- Ski jumping
- Nordic combined
- Freestyle skiing
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 100 km 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.
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