2015 Summer Universiade

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XXVIII Summer Universiade
2015 universiade logo.png
Logo of the 2015 Summer Universiade.
Slogan: Light Up Tomorrow
Host cityGwangju, South Korea
Country South Korea
Nations participating143
Athletes participating12,885
Events272 in 21 sports
Opening ceremonyJuly 3, 2015 (2015-07-03)
Closing ceremonyJuly 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)
Officially opened byPark Geun-hye
Athlete's OathKim Seong-yeon and Kim Kuk-young
Judge's OathKim Dae-nan and Park Mi-sun
Torch lighterChan Ho Park and Yang Hak-seon
Main venueGwangju Universiade Main Stadium
WebsiteOfficial website
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The 2015 Summer Universiade, officially known as the XXVIII Summer Universiade, was held in the city of Gwangju, South Korea. It took place from July 3 to July 14, 2015.

Bid selection[edit]

The cities of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Taipei, Taiwan; and Gwangju, South Korea were in contention for the Games. On May 23, 2009, FISU awarded the hosting rights to Gwangju.[1]

Venues[edit]

Gwangju
Jeonnam
Boseong
  • Boseong Public Stadium: football
Gurye
  • Gurye Indoor Gymnasium: handball
Hwasun
  • Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center: badminton
Jangseong
  • Jangseong Hong Gil-Dong Gymnasium: table tennis
  • Jangseong Lake : swimming
Mokpo
Muan
  • Muan Indoor Stadium: basketball
Naju
  • Dongshin University Gymnasium: volleyball
  • Naju Public Stadium: football
  • Naju Gold Lake Country Club: golf
  • Naju Jeollanamdo Shooting Range: shooting
  • Naju Indoor Stadium: handball
Suncheon
  • Palma Gymnasium: volleyball
Yeonggwang
  • Yeonggwang Sportium Gymnasium: basketball
  • Yeonggwang Sportium Football Field: football
Jeonbuk
Gochang
  • Gochang County Gymnasium: handball
  • Gochang Public Stadium: football
Jeongeup
  • Jeongeup Public Stadium: football
Chungbuk
Chungju

Identity[edit]

Mascot[edit]

Nuribi, the official mascot

The official mascot of the 2015 Summer Universiade is an angel of light named Nuribi. The name Nuribi is a combination of the Korean words ‘nuri’ for world and ‘bi’ for fly. It is described as the messenger of light, symbol of Gwangju Universiade vision and bridge of communication of world's youth which spreads hope of creation to deliver light to the world.[2]

Slogan[edit]

The slogan of the 2015 Summer Universiade is "Light Up Tomorrow" which represents the city’s identity derived from its name Gwangju, the town of light, its position at the center of 21st-century high-tech industry era, the challenging spirit and passion of the world’s youth especially university student athlete at the Universiade, expectations for better performance of athlete, Gwangju’s effort to help brighten the future of the world through the Universiade, city’s intention to create momentum for sustainable development toward a better future, and will of Guangju to set new standards for universiade.[3]

[edit]

The logo of the 2015 Summer Universiade is the "Wings of Light". Its unique 'U' letter shape resembles the Universiade Games. Overall, it represents the passion of athletes compete against all odds beyond limits, the dynamic atmosphere of sport, and the harmony of nations around the world, and Gwangju's vision to reach worldwide recognition and admiration. 5 blue wings represents the world's oceans and 6 Red wings represents the world's six continents. The overlapping light denotes the harmony and friendship among the world’s youth especially university student athlete in the Universiade. The soaring U-shaped wings emitting light symbolize Gwangju as a global city and aiming for greater heights during the universiade.[4]

Sports[edit]

Participants[edit]

Schedule[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
July 2nd
Thu
3rd
Fri
4th
Sat
5th
Sun
6th
Mon
7th
Tue
8th
Wed
9th
Thu
10th
Fri
11th
Sat
12th
Sun
13th
Mon
14th
Tue
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Archery 5 5 10
Athletics 2 11 14 9 14 50
Badminton 1 5 6
Baseball 1 1
Basketball 2 2
Diving 2 2 2 1 1 5 13
Fencing 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
Football 1 1 2
Golf 4 4
Gymnastics 2 2 10 2 6 22
Handball 2 2
Judo 4 4 4 4 2 18
Rowing 5 8 13
Shooting 6 7 1 9 5 6 34
Swimming 3 6 6 7 3 7 8 2 42
Table tennis 2 1 2 2 7
Taekwondo 2 3 4 4 4 4 2 23
Tennis 2 5 7
Volleyball 1 1 2
Water polo 1 1 2
Total events 0 0 11 22 28 40 28 34 34 24 34 16 1 272
Cumulative total 0 0 11 33 61 101 129 163 197 221 255 271 272
July 2nd
Thu
3rd
Fri
4th
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5th
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Tue
8th
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Events

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 South Korea (KOR)*473229108
2 Russia (RUS)343949122
3 China (CHN)34211671
4 Japan (JPN)25253585
5 United States (USA)20151954
6 France (FRA)139830
7 Italy (ITA)11151743
8 Ukraine (UKR)817631
9 Iran (IRI)72615
10 Chinese Taipei (TPE)6121937
11 Kazakhstan (KAZ)60410
12 Germany (GER)55818
13 Lithuania (LTU)5139
14 Poland (POL)410418
15 Australia (AUS)431219
16 Belarus (BLR)43512
17 Great Britain (GBR)34411
18 Czech Republic (CZE)3339
19 Belgium (BEL)3137
20 Thailand (THA)27918
21 Canada (CAN)2428
22 Turkey (TUR)221216
23 Brazil (BRA)2248
24 Mongolia (MGL)2125
25 South Africa (RSA)2046
26 Hungary (HUN)2035
27 Azerbaijan (AZE)2013
28 Dominican Republic (DOM)2002
29 Romania (ROU)1337
30 Jamaica (JAM)1315
 New Zealand (NZL)1315
32 Serbia (SRB)1247
33 Estonia (EST)1214
 Portugal (POR)1214
35 India (IND)1135
36 Ireland (IRL)1113
 Ivory Coast (CIV)1113
38 Cyprus (CYP)1023
39 Armenia (ARM)1001
 Barbados (BAR)1001
 Uganda (UGA)1001
 Uzbekistan (UZB)1001
43 Mexico (MEX)0325
44 Croatia (CRO)0303
 Morocco (MAR)0303
46 Slovakia (SVK)0224
47 Latvia (LAT)0213
48 Netherlands (NED)0178
49 Indonesia (INA)0134
50 Algeria (ALG)0101
 Botswana (BOT)0101
 Burkina Faso (BUR)0101
 Hong Kong (HKG)0101
 Norway (NOR)0101
 Slovenia (SLO)0101
56 Spain (ESP)0033
 Switzerland (SUI)0033
58 Finland (FIN)0022
 Malaysia (MAS)0022
 Sweden (SWE)0022
 Vietnam (VIE)0022
62 Argentina (ARG)0011
 Denmark (DEN)0011
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0011
Totals (64 nations)274272337883


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