1997 Winter Universiade

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XVIII Winter Universiade
Nations participating 48
Athletes participating 1,406
Events 7 sports
Opening ceremony January 24
Closing ceremony February 2
Officially opened by Kim Young-sam
Torch lighter Kim Ki-hoon
Main venue Muju Resort

The 1997 Winter Universiade, the XVIII Winter Universiade, took place in Muju and Chonju (Jeonju), South Korea. The snow sport events were held in Muju Resort in Muju, while the ice events were held in Chonju.

On 6 July 1993 during the 1993 Summer Universiade in Buffalo, FISU decided that South Korea would host the 1997 Winter Universiade. These were both the first winter multi-sport event and Universiade held in South Korea.

Mascot[edit]

The official mascot of the 1997 Winter Universiade is Mudori (무돌이), a squirrel. Its name is derived from the main host county, Muju.

Venues[edit]

Muju[edit]

  • Muju Resort – Alpine skiing and organizing committee (during the games)
    • Ski jumping venue – Ski jumping, nordic combined, opening and closing ceremonies
    • Cross-country skiing and biathlon venue (currently golf courses) – Cross-country skiing, biathlon and nordic combined

Chonju (Jeonju)[edit]

  • Chonju Indoor Ice Rink #1 – Figure skating and short track speed skating
  • Chonju Indoor Ice Rink #2 (currently Hwasan Gymnasium) – Ice hockey
  • Chonju Stadium – Speed skating (on the temporary ice mat)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 9 9 7 25
2  Russia 9 6 9 24
3  Slovenia 7 4 4 15
4  China 6 4 6 16
5  Netherlands 6 4 1 11
6  South Korea 5 2 4 11
7  Slovakia 4 0 0 4
8  Czech Republic 2 0 3 5
9  France 1 2 1 4
10  Sweden 1 1 1 3
11  Poland 1 0 0 1
12  Belarus 0 5 1 6
13  Austria 0 4 3 7
13  Italy 0 4 3 7
15  Ukraine 0 2 2 4
16  United States 0 1 4 5
17  Romania 0 1 0 1
17  Finland 0 1 0 1
17  Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
20  Germany 0 0 1 1
20  Canada 0 0 1 1
Total 51 51 51 153

Sports[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • The Winter Universiade ’97, Muju-Chonju Official Report (’97 무주·전주 동계유니버시아드대회 공식보고서) (in Korean). The Organizing Committee for the Winter Universiade ’97, Muju-Chonju. 25 September 1997.