2015 Summer Universiade

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XXVIII Summer Universiade
제28회 하계 유니버시아드
je28hoe hagye yunibeosiadeu
2015 universiade logo.png
Logo of the 2015 Summer Universiade.
Slogan: Light Up Tomorrow
Nations participating 143
Athletes participating 12,885
Events 272 in 21 sports
Opening ceremony July 3, 2015 (2015-07-03)
Closing ceremony July 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)
Officially opened by Park Geun-hye
Athlete's Oath Kim Seong-yeon and Kim Kuk-young
Torch Lighter Chan Ho Park and Yang Hak-seon
Main venue Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium
Website www.gwangju2015.com
2013 2017  >

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, 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] Gwangju was an unsuccessful bidder for the 2013 games.

Venues[edit]

Gwangju[edit]

Jeonnam[edit]

Boseong[edit]

  • Boseong Public Stadium: football

Gurye[edit]

  • Gurye Indoor Gymnasium: handball

Hwasun[edit]

  • Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center: badminton

Jangseong[edit]

  • Jangseong Hong Gil-Dong Gymnasium: table tennis
  • Jangseong Lake Regatta: swimming

Mokpo[edit]

Muan[edit]

  • Muan Indoor Stadium: basketball

Naju[edit]

  • Dongshin University Gymnasium: volleyball
  • Naju Public Stadium: football
  • Naju Gold Lake Country Club: golf
  • Naju Jeollanamdo Shooting Range: shooting
  • Naju Indoor Stadium: handball

Suncheon[edit]

  • Palma Gymnasium: volleyball

Yeonggwang[edit]

  • Yeonggwang Sportium Gymnasium: basketball
  • Yeonggwang Sportium Football Field: football

Jeonbuk[edit]

Gochang[edit]

  • Gochang County Gymnasium: handball
  • Gochang Public Stadium: football

Jeongeup[edit]

  • Jeongeup Public Stadium: football

Chungbuk[edit]

Chungju[edit]

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". It's 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 rings 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
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Events

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation

2015 Summer Universiade medal table[5]
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 South Korea 47 32 29 108
2 Russia 34 39 49 122
3 China 34 22 16 72
4 Japan 25 25 35 85
5 United States 20 15 19 54
6 France 13 9 8 30
7 Italy 11 15 17 43
8 Ukraine 8 17 6 31
9 Iran 7 2 6 15
10 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Universiade.svg Chinese Taipei 6 12 18 36
11 Kazakhstan 6 0 4 10
12 Germany 5 5 8 18
13 Lithuania 5 1 3 9
14 Poland 4 10 4 18
15 Australia 4 3 12 19
16 Belarus 4 3 5 12
17 Great Britain 3 4 4 11
18 Czech Republic 3 3 3 9
19 Belgium 3 1 3 7
20 Thailand 2 7 9 18
21 Canada 2 4 2 8
22 Turkey 2 2 12 16
23 Brazil 2 2 4 8
24 Mongolia 2 1 2 5
25 South Africa 2 0 4 6
26 Hungary 2 0 3 5
27 Azerbaijan 2 0 1 3
28 Dominican Republic 2 0 0 2
29 Romania 1 3 3 7
30 Jamaica 1 3 1 5
=30 New Zealand 1 3 1 5
32 Serbia 1 2 4 7
33 Estonia 1 2 1 4
=33 Portugal 1 2 1 4
35 India 1 1 3 5
36 Ireland 1 1 1 3
=36 Ivory Coast 1 1 1 3
38 Cyprus 1 0 2 3
39 Armenia 1 0 0 1
=39 Barbados 1 0 0 1
=39 Uganda 1 0 0 1
=39 Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1
43 Mexico 0 3 2 5
44 Croatia 0 3 0 3
=44 Morocco 0 3 0 3
46 Slovakia 0 2 2 4
47 Latvia 0 2 1 3
48 Netherlands 0 1 7 8
49 Indonesia 0 1 3 4
50 Algeria 0 1 0 1
=50 Botswana 0 1 0 1
=50 Burkina Faso 0 1 0 1
=50 Hong Kong 0 1 0 1
=50 Norway 0 1 0 1
=50 Slovenia 0 1 0 1
56 Spain 0 0 3 3
=56 Switzerland 0 0 3 3
58 Finland 0 0 2 2
=58 Malaysia 0 0 2 2
=58 Sweden 0 0 2 2
=58 Vietnam 0 0 2 2
62 Argentina 0 0 1 1
=62 Denmark 0 0 1 1
=62 Kyrgyzstan 0 0 1 1
Total 274 273 336 883

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Universiades for 2015 attributed
  2. ^ Symbol 2015 Gwangju
  3. ^ Symbol 2015 Gwangju
  4. ^ Symbol 2015 Gwangju
  5. ^ "Medal count – 2015 Summer Universiade medal standings". 2015 Summer Universiade Organizing Committee. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 

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