1975 Summer Universiade

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VIII Summer Universiade
Host cityRome, Italy
Nations participating38
Athletes participating468
Events1 sport
Opening ceremonySeptember 18
Closing ceremonySeptember 21
Officially opened byGiovanni Leone
Main venueStadio Olimpico

The 1975 Summer Universiade, also known as the VIII Summer Universiade,[1] took place in Rome, Italy. The 1975 Universiade only featured athletics, other disciplines having been cancelled, as the original host Yugoslavia was unable to hold the event.[2] It was therefore referred to as the World University Championships in athletics.[3][4]


Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (Italy)

1 Soviet Union (URS)751123
2 Poland (POL)73111
3 Italy (ITA)*5117
4 West Germany (FRG)3227
5 Finland (FIN)3205
6 Romania (ROU)26412
7 United States (USA)2406
8 Bulgaria (BUL)2046
9 Canada (CAN)1427
10 France (FRA)1113
11 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1102
12 Austria (AUT)1001
13 Yugoslavia (YUG)0347
14 Hungary (HUN)0202
15 Great Britain (GBR)0123
16 Algeria (ALG)0011
 Nigeria (NGR)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (18 nations)353535105


  1. ^ FISU (organising body) official site - History
  2. ^ "Just potted nostalgia". The Guardian. 23 September 1975. p. 28. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  3. ^ hickoksports.com - Universiade Archived 2012-09-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ GBR athletics - World Student Games (Universiade) - British Medallists