1985 Summer Universiade

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XIII Summer Universiade
Nations participating 106
Athletes participating 2,783
Events 11 sports
Opening ceremony August 24
Closing ceremony September 4
Officially opened by Crown Prince Akihito
Athlete's Oath Orujama Hingo
Main venue Univer Memorial Stadium

The 1985 Summer Universiade, also known as the XIII Summer Universiade, took place in Kobe, Japan.

Mascot[edit]

Name: UNITAN

Artist: Osamu Tezuka

The mascot of the Kobe Universiade is a red-crested white crane which is symbolic of Japan. From olden times it has been considered to be a bird of good omen. The crane flying dynamically with large wings wide spread evokes the image of the Universiade, the sporting festival of students, full of youth, passion and health.

The name 'Unitan' was chosen from some 8,000 suggestions received from throughout the country. The name is derived from a combination of 'uni' from 'Universiade' and 'tan' from the Japanese name for red-crested crane, namely 'tancho-tsuru'.

Special Feature: For the first time a Universiade mascot appeared in more than one pose. Unitan appeared in sixteen different poses, including those depicting each of the ten competitive events and taking the athletes' pledge or carrying the sacred torch.

Sports[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 42 22 20 84
2  United States 23 22 24 69
3  Cuba 8 8 5 21
4  China 7 7 6 20
5  Romania 6 7 6 19
6  Japan 6 3 7 16
7  Italy 4 6 5 15
8  Bulgaria 4 6 4 14
9  Netherlands 3 1 4 8
10  North Korea 3 1 3 7
10  Poland 3 1 3 7
12  West Germany 2 4 8 14
13  Australia 2 3 2 7
14  South Korea 2 1 5 8
15  Nigeria 2 1 2 5
16  Hungary 1 4 4 9
17  United Kingdom 1 2 3 6
18  Brazil 1 2 2 5
19  Mexico 1 1 0 2
20  Czechoslovakia 1 0 1 2
20  Jamaica 1 0 1 2
22  Canada 0 6 6 12
23  France 0 5 3 8
24  Yugoslavia 0 1 2 3
25  New Zealand 0 1 0 1
25  Portugal 0 1 0 1
25  Uruguay 0 1 0 1
28  Ivory Coast 0 0 1 1
28  Morocco 0 0 1 1
Total 123 117 128 368