2016 European Universities Games

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3rd European Universities Games
3. Europske sveučilišne igre
Host cityZagreb
Rijeka
Country Croatia
Nations participating41
Athletes participating4,786
Sports21 + 2 para
Opening ceremonyJuly 13, 2016
Closing ceremonyJuly 25, 2016
Officially opened byPrime minister of Croatia, Tihomir Orešković
Athlete's OathAna Lenard, karate (University of Zagreb)
Judge's OathIvan Šverko, basketball (Rijeka)
Websitewww.eug2016.com
2014 2018  >

The 2016 European University Games, also known as 2016 European Universiade, was the third biannual European Universities Games (EUG), the largest European multisport event,[1] with 4800 participants from 403 universities in 41 countries.[2] The event took place in the Croatian cities of Zagreb and Rijeka between 13 and 25 July 2016,[3][4] and was organised by European University Sports Association (EUSA) and Croatian Academic Sport Federation (CASF) with the cooperation of University of Zagreb, University of Rijeka, City of Rijeka, City of Zagreb and Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (Croatia).[4]

Introduction[edit]

Bid selection[edit]

The host for the European Universities Games 2016 was decided on 1 June 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, by the EUSA Executive Committee.[5] The two bids were Zagreb and Rijeka in Croatia, and Coimbra in Portugal.[5] The Croatian presentation was followed by a questions and answers session, and the same system applied also for the Portuguese delegation with the bidding city of Coimbra, which came next.[4]

The moment when Croatia won the bid for organizing EUG2016

The Croatian delegation was led by Gordan Kozulj, the Chairman of the Bidding Committee, and other members of the delegation were Zeljko Jovanovic, Minister of Science, Education and Sports; Pero Lucin, Rector of the University of Rijeka; Petra Radetic, President of Student Council of the University of Zagreb; Jelena Pavicic Vukicevic, Deputy Mayor of the City of Zagreb and Zrinko Custonja, the President of the Croatian University Sports Federation (CASF).[5] The Portuguese delegation was composed of Mr Ricardo Morgado, the Chairman of the Bidding Committee; Mr Emidio Guerreiro, Secretary of State for Sport and Youth; Mr Joao Gabriel Silva, Rector of the University of Coimbra; Mr Joao Barbosa De Melo, Mayor of Coimbra; Mr Bruno Barracosa, the President of the Academic University Sports Federation of Portugal (FADU) and Mr Tiago Martins, Vice-President of the Students Council of the University of Coimbra.[5]

Before the announcement of the winning city was done, EUSA President Roczek stressed the quality of both bids and presentations, and then announced "The 3rd European Universities Games in 2016 will be organised in: Zagreb-Rijeka in Croatia"[4] Coimba in Portugal was later chosen to host the European Universities Games 2018.[6]

Tradition of university sports in Croatia[edit]

The first student sports club was founded 112 years ago at the University of Zagreb. The Federation of Academic Sports Clubs at the University of Zagreb was founded 92 years ago. Mandatory physical education classes were introduced in Croatian universities 52 years ago. Twenty eight years ago the first University Games, also known as Universiade was organized in Zagreb. The Croatian Academic Sports Federation was founded 22 years ago. Organized primarily as a cultural and a social event, the 1987 Universiade in Zagreb helped bring infrastructural renaissance to the capital city of Croatia and created the prerequisites for the significant advancement of Croatian sport as a whole.[2][7]

Sports[edit]

Sport events[edit]

The 2016 European University Games programme featured 21 sports including Compulsory sports (8), Optional sports (11), Demo sports programme (2) and sports for students with disabilities (2) for the first time in academical sport.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Venues[edit]

Venues in Zagreb[edit]

Dom sportova[edit]

  • Badminton(1)

Dvorana Pauk[edit]

  • Bridge
  • Chess

Football[edit]

Stadium Home club Capacity Scheduled games
Stadion na Peščenici NK HAŠK 2,500
Stadion Lučko NK Lučko 3,000
Stadion sv. Josip Radnik NK Sesvete 2,000
Stadion NK Kustošija NK Kustošija 2,550
Stadion NK Trnje NK Trnje 1,100
Stadion NK Vrapče NK Vrapče 1,000
Football center Zagrebello NC Zagrebello 1,500
ŠRC Rudeš NK Rudeš 3,900

SRC Jarun[edit]

  • Rowing

Venues in Rijeka[edit]

Athletes Village[edit]

Opening Ceremony[edit]

The EUG 2016 Opening Ceremony took place on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 21.00 with a live TV broadcast by the national TV broadcaster (Croatian Radiotelevision - HRT), and a duration of 120 minutes.[9] The tickets for the opening ceremony were free, but without them it was not possible to enter the event area – the athletics stadium of the Sports Park Mladost in Zagreb.[10]

Directed by Krešimir Dolenčić, the ceremony started with an introduction of host cities. Zagreb was depicted as the city of universities, parks, museums, art and sporting success, while Rijeka was depicted as the city of naval tradition, torpedoes, rock and roll, good vibrations and the world’s second largest carnival. Croatian singer Damir Kedžo and the University of Zagreb’s choir Concordia discors performed the official song of the Games– As long as heart believes. The anthem describes the synergy of faith and hard work, which explains its popularity among the athletes who came to the Games. It is not easy to study and achieve good sporting results at the same time, and the very fact that they are participating makes all student athletes at the Games champions of hard work, faith, knowledge, and labor. A parade of this year’s participants ensued; the participants and the organizers of the 1987 Universiade carried the flag of the European University Sports Association, leading the parade– legendary basketball coach Mirko Novosel, the president of the Executive Board of the 1987 Universiade, lawyer Vladimir Pezo, the former Mayor of Zagreb, Dr. Mato Mikić, the director of the security sector of the 1987 Universiade, Lieutenant General Mate Laušić, the director of the opening ceremony of the 1987 Universiade, Paolo Magelli, and theatre director and producer Duško Ljuština, who was the director of the culture sector at the 1987 Universiade. The first group of flag-carriers then passed the flag to the second group, consisting of several Croatian trophy-winning athletes: longtime member of the Croatian national water polo team Dubravko Šimenc, basketball player Danira Bilić, backstroke swimmer Gordan Kožulj, basketball player and coach Aleksandar Petrović, tennis player Renata Šašak and water polo player Samir Barać. Over five thousand participants walked the athletic track at Mladost Stadium, entering the track in alphabetical order by the name of the country they came from. The hosts occasionally made interesting remarks about the 403 universities participating in the Games. The hosts walked at the tail of the parade – Croatian students came from 16 universities from Zagreb, Osijek, Karlovac, Rijeka, Split, Pula, Vukovar and Dubrovnik. Before the oaths were taken, the attendees were addressed by the president of the European Universities Games Zagreb – Rijeka 2016 Zrinko Čustonja, the Rector of the University of Zagreb Damir Boras, the president of the European University Sports Association Adam Roczek and the Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković.

In the end, contestants and referees took their oaths. On behalf of the contestants the oath was taken by Ana Lenard, a karateist from Zagreb, while Ivan Šverko, a basketball referee from Rijeka, took the oath on behalf of the referees.[11]

Closing Ceremony[edit]

The closing ceremony of the European Universities Games in Zagreb and Rijeka took place at Rijeka Korzo on July 25th, 2016. These third European Universities Games,were the greatest and biggest so far in terms of the number of participants, as seen from the fact that almost six thousand student athletes from 403 universities and 41 European countries competed in Rijeka and Zagreb over the last two weeks.

The ceremony was attended by numerous dignitaries who praised the organizers and congratulated the participants on their results. Near the very end of tonight’s programme, after the young bell-ringers passed him the flag of EUSA, Daniel Moreno, representative of the next host of the European Universities Games – the Portuguese city of Coimbra, addressed the audience as well:

‘First of all, I would like to congratulate the Croatian Academic Sports Federation, Zagreb and Rijeka on these great European Universities Games 2016. This is a great moment for the university sports movement. The standard of quality these games have set is high, and we will do our best to deliver an event as this one in Coimbra, Portugal in 2018.’

The Games, which were opened with a great opening ceremony at Mladost Stadium in Zagreb, were closed today in Rijeka, thus symbolically closing the circle of organization of the largest multi-sport event in recent Croatian history.[12]

Medals[edit]

University Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB Croatia CRO 30 18 17 65
UNIVERSITY OF SPLIT Croatia CRO 11 5 5 21
UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA Spain ESP 11 4 1 16
UNIVERSITY OF VICHY France FRA 8 0 0 8
UNIVERSITY OF RIJEKA Croatia CRO 5 7 6 18
URAL FEDERAL UNIVERSITY Russia RUS 5 7 3 15
UNIVERSITY OF HEIDELBERG Germany GER 5 3 2 10
YEDITEPE UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 5 3 2 10
UNIVERSITY OF NIS Serbia SRB 5 1 2 8
RUSSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOR THE HUMANITIES Russia RUS 5 1 1 7
EOTVOS LORAND UNIVERSITY Hungary HUN 5 1 0 6
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA Slovenia SLO 4 2 5 11
SLOVAK UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY IN BRATISLAVA Slovakia SVK 4 2 0 6
ISTANBUL AYDIN UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 4 1 1 6
UNIVERSITY OF KRAGUJEVAC Serbia SRB 4 0 0 4
UNIVERSITY OF BOCHUM Germany GER 3 4 3 10
UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING United Kingdom GBR 3 1 2 6
UNIVERSITY OF MINHO Portugal POR 3 0 7 10
MARMARA UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 3 0 1 4
GEA COLLEGE Slovenia SLO 3 0 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF STRASBOURG France FRA 2 2 1 5
KHARKIV STATE ACADEMY OF PHYSICAL CULTURE Ukraine UKR 2 2 1 5
SIBERIAN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY Russia RUS 2 1 2 5
LITHUANIAN SPORTS UNIVERSITY Lithuania LTU 2 1 1 4
ARMENIAN STATE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICAL CULTURE Armenia ARM 2 1 0 3
CHARLES UNIVERSITY Czech Republic CZE 2 1 0 3
MATEJ BEL UNIVERSITY Slovakia SVK 2 1 0 3
UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE Serbia SRB 2 0 4 6
SARAJEVO UNIVERSITY Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 2 0 4 6
READING UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 2 0 1 3
UNIVERSITY OF TURKU Finland FIN 2 0 1 3
STATE UNIVERSITY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT Moldova MDA 2 0 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF LINZ Austria AUT 2 0 0 2
OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 2 0 0 2
MOSCOW AVIATION INSTITUTE Russia RUS 2 0 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA Spain ESP 2 0 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON United Kingdom GBR 2 0 0 2
ROBERT GORDON UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 2 0 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD Serbia SRB 1 5 3 9
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CATALONIA Spain ESP 1 4 1 6
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF APPLIED SCIENCES LYON France FRA 1 3 3 7
UNIVERSITY OF POTSDAM Germany GER 1 3 1 5
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MADRID Spain ESP 1 2 3 6
UNIVERSITY OF LISBON Portugal POR 1 2 3 6
ULUDAG UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 1 2 1 4
UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH United Kingdom GBR 1 1 3 5
SUMY STATE UNIVERSITY Ukraine UKR 1 1 1 3
OPOLE UNIVERSITY Poland POL 1 1 1 3
AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA Spain ESP 1 1 0 2
NIZHNY NOVGOROD STATE UNIVERSITY Russia RUS 1 1 0 2
BELARUSIAN STATE PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY Belarus BLR 1 1 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF MONTPELLIER France FRA 1 1 0 2
SZECHENYI ISTVAN UNIVERSITY Hungary HUN 1 1 0 2
SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 1 1 0 2
MASARYK UNIVERSITY Czech Republic CZE 1 1 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF COIMBRA Portugal POR 1 0 4 5
ERZINCAN UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 1 0 3 4
ISTANBUL TICARET UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 1 0 3 4
KOZMINSKI UNIVERSITY Poland POL 1 0 3 4
UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX France FRA 1 0 3 4
KARLSRUHE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Germany GER 1 0 3 4
UNIVERSITY OF ORLEANS France FRA 1 0 2 3
UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA Austria AUT 1 0 2 3
VYTAUTAS MAGNUS UNIVERSITY Lithuania LTU 1 0 1 2
UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN POZNAN Poland POL 1 0 1 2
UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA Spain ESP 1 0 1 2
PARIS DECARTES UNIVERSITY France FRA 1 0 1 2
POLOTSK STATE UNIVERSITY Belarus BLR 1 0 1 2
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE United Kingdom GBR 1 0 1 2
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD United Kingdom GBR 1 0 1 2
PAVOL JOZEF SAFARIK UNIVERSITY IN KOSICE Slovakia SVK 1 0 1 2
UNIVERSITY OF MOSTAR Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1 0 1 2
GEORGIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SEU Georgia (country) GEO 1 0 0 1
LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 1 0 0 1
MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Russia RUS 1 0 0 1
RADBOUD UNIVERSITY NIJMEGEN Netherlands NED 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY “VASILE ALECSANDRI” OF BACAU Romania ROU 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN Norway NOR 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR Slovenia SLO 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS France FRA 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF PARIS 13 France FRA 1 0 0 1
UPPSALA UNIVERSITY Sweden SWE 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF BIHAC Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 1 0 0 1
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Netherlands NED 1 0 0 1
LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITY OF HANOVER Germany GER 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN Germany GER 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM United Kingdom GBR 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF CONSTANTINE THE PHILOSOPHER Slovakia SVK 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF SALZBURG Austria AUT 1 0 0 1
ERASMUS UNIVERSITY ROTTERDAM Netherlands NED 1 0 0 1
POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF PORTO Portugal POR 1 0 0 1
UNIVERSITY J.J.STROSSMAYERA OF OSIJEK Croatia CRO 1 0 0 1
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KOSICE Slovakia SVK 0 4 1 5
UNIVERSITY OF INNSBRUCK Austria AUT 0 3 2 5
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 0 3 0 3
UNIVERSITY DONJA GORICA Montenegro MNE 0 2 3 5
UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE Germany GER 0 2 2 4
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH BOHEMIA United Kingdom GBR 0 2 2 4
UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW Poland POL 0 2 1 3
BELARUSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY Belarus BLR 0 2 0 2
GERMAN SPORT UNIVERSITY COLOGNE Germany GER 0 2 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE Switzerland SUI 0 2 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF LORRAINE France FRA 0 2 0 2
UNIVERSITY OF MUNSTER Germany GER 0 2 0 2
VILNIUS UNIVERSITY Lithuania LTU 0 2 0 2
KLAIPEDA UNIVERSITY Lithuania LTU 0 1 4 5
THE ANGELUS SILESIUS STATE SCHOOL OF HIGHER VOCATIONAL EDUCATION IN WALBRZYCH Poland POL 0 1 4 5
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF SAINT ANTHONY Spain ESP 0 1 2 3
ST. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY OF SKOPJE North Macedonia MKD 0 1 2 3
UNIVERSITY OF DUISBURG-ESSEN Germany GER 0 1 2 3
BERLIN UNIVERSITY OF H & S Germany GER 0 1 2 3
BUDAPEST UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND ECONOMICS Hungary HUN 0 1 1 2
REYKJAVIK UNIVERSITY Iceland ISL 0 1 1 2
UNIVERSITY OF ERLANGEN-NUREMBERG Germany GER 0 1 1 2
UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ Austria AUT 0 1 1 2
UNIVERSITY OF HAGEN Germany GER 0 1 1 2
UNIVERSITY OF LLEIDA Spain ESP 0 1 1 2
VITEBSK STATE UNIVERSITY NAMED AFTER P.M.MASHEROV Belarus BLR 0 1 1 2
CLAUDE BERNARD UNIVERSITY LYON 1 France FRA 0 1 1 2
NOVA UNIVERSITY OF LISBON Portugal POR 0 1 1 2
STANISLAW STASZIC UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES IN PILA Poland POL 0 1 1 2
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH Germany GER 0 1 1 2
BELARUSIAN STATE UNIVERSITY OF PHYSICAL CULTURE Belarus BLR 0 1 0 1
SWANSEA UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 0 1 0 1
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DORTMUND Germany GER 0 1 0 1
ACADEMY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Belarus BLR 0 1 0 1
AIX-MARSEILLE UNIVERSITY France FRA 0 1 0 1
DURHAM UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 0 1 0 1
FRANCISK SKORINA GOMEL STATE UNIVERSITY Belarus BLR 0 1 0 1
INSTITUTE OF LORRAINE CHAMPAGNE – ARDENNE France FRA 0 1 0 1
MENDEL UNIVERSITY IN BRNO Czech Republic CZE 0 1 0 1
MOGILEV STATE A. KULESHOV UNIVERSITY Belarus BLR 0 1 0 1
MOGILEV STATE UNIVERSITY OF FOOD TECHNOLOGIES Belarus BLR 0 1 0 1
NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF SPORT SCIENCES Norway NOR 0 1 0 1
OBUDA UNIVERSITY Hungary HUN 0 1 0 1
PIERRE-AND-MARIE-CURIE UNIVERSITY PARIS France FRA 0 1 0 1
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY Hungary HUN 0 1 0 1
TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Estonia EST 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY “1 DECEMBRIE 1918” ALBA IULIA Romania ROU 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA Spain ESP 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES WIESBADEN Germany GER 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF DEUSTO Spain ESP 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE United Kingdom GBR 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON United Kingdom GBR 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF MAINZ Germany GER 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART Germany GER 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF TRAS-OS-MONTES AND ALTO DOURO Portugal POR 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER Republic of Ireland IRL 0 1 0 1
UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY Spain ESP 0 1 0 1
RAMON LLULL UNIVERSITY Spain ESP 0 1 0 1
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY SARAJEVO Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 0 1 0 1
TERNOPIL NATIONAL ECONOMIC UNIVERSITY Ukraine UKR 0 1 0 1
KAZAN INSTITUTE OF ECONOMICS MANAGEMENT AND LAW Russia RUS 0 1 0 1
COMENIUS UNIVERSITY Slovakia SVK 0 0 2 2
LITHUANIAN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES Lithuania LTU 0 0 2 2
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 0 0 2 2
OXFORD UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 0 0 2 2
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH Switzerland SUI 0 0 2 2
NATIONAL SPORTS ACADEMY VASIL LEVSKI Bulgaria BGR 0 0 2 2
UNIVERSITY OF FRANKFURT Germany GER 0 0 2 2
UNIVERSITY OF VIC Spain ESP 0 0 2 2
UNIVERSITY OF ROUEN France FRA 0 0 1 1
BELARUSIAN INSTITUTE OF LAW Belarus BLR 0 0 1 1
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF PORTUGAL Portugal POR 0 0 1 1
COVENTRY UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 0 0 1 1
CZECH UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCE Czech Republic CZE 0 0 1 1
FATIH UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 0 0 1 1
HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY Germany GBR 0 0 1 1
JAGIELLONIAN UNIVERSITY IN KRAKOW Poland POL 0 0 1 1
KOC UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 0 0 1 1
KUBAN STATE UNIVERSITY Russia RUS 0 0 1 1
LITHUANIAN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES Lithuania LTU 0 0 1 1
MUSTAFA KEMAL UNIVERSITY Turkey TUR 0 0 1 1
NEW 3D GENERAL EDUCATION SCHOOL France FRA 0 0 1 1
NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY United Kingdom GBR 0 0 1 1
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST United Kingdom GBR 0 0 1 1
STATE UNIVERSITY OF TETOVO North Macedonia MKD 0 0 1 1
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF OSTRAVA Czech Republic CZE 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES Croatia CRO 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES AACHEN Germany GER 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES UPPER AUSTRIA Austria AUT 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF BERN Switzerland SUI 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF CAEN France FRA 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS Cyprus CYP 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF DUSSELDORF Germany GER 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF EASTERN FINLAND Finland FIN 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS IN BRATISLAVA Slovakia SVK 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER United Kingdom GBR 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF FRIBOURG Switzerland SUI 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN Netherlands NED 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG Germany GER 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF MARBURG Germany GER 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF MONTENEGRO Montenegro MNE 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF PARIS 1 PANTHEON-SORBONNE France FRA 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF PORTO Portugal POR 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH BOHEMIA Czech Republic CZE 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF TUZLA Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 0 0 1 1
POMPEU FABRA UNIVERSITY Spain ESP 0 0 1 1
KARLOVAC UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES Croatia CRO 0 0 1 1
RHINE-WESTPHALIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AACHEN Germany GER 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY PANTHEON-ASSAS PARIS 2 France FRA 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN United Kingdom GBR 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MARTINIERE DUCHERE France FRA 0 0 1 1
BRAUNSCHWEIG UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY Germany GER 0 0 1 1
UNIVERSITY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION Hungary HUN 0 0 1 1
BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT United Kingdom GBR 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 216 178 224 618

Symbols[edit]

Verbal identity: motto[edit]

The slogan Hearth believes, mind achieves, proclaims idea of dualism, which is integrated in the very proposal of the dual candidature of Zagreb and Rijeka, and its basic idea is officially explained as follows: "The slogan is the basic concept of the synergy of the heart and mind, two mighty organs of great contrast; however only through their joint work it is possible to achieve the proper functioning of the human body. The concept of dualism and synergy of the heart and mind, promote all the key values that student sports represent: ratio, education, prudence, strength, energy, fighting spirit and love – characteristics that help young people achieve excellence in their academic and athletic lives. The slogan also rests on the concepts of faith as a motivator, and achievement as a result of the successful sports activity. Both concepts represent important elements of sports – faith in one self and one’s own capabilities, faith in victory, the achievement of results, the worthiness of persistence and in vested effort."[13]

[edit]

The author of the visual identity is Croatian graphic designer Jurica Dolić, who described his solution as follows: "The visual identity embodies the verbal identity aspect by incorporating the symbol of the heart (shape, red colour) and mind (circle, blue colour). It also embodies a number of other symbols which have an exceptional importance for the candidature of Zagreb and Rijeka: Colours – red, white and blue are the representative colours of Croatian national symbols. Red is the colour of Rijeka, while blue is the representative colour of Zagreb. Shapes – white shapes (inside the blue circle) symbolize the number 16 (year of holding the Games – 2016). Furthermore, these shapes denote the silhouette of “Zagi” (the exceptionally popular mascot of the Zagreb Universiade from 1987), and in the combination with the red colour of the heart portrays a flame as the symbol of the sporting and Olympic spirit."[13]

The mascot[edit]

After public voting, the figure of hamster became an official mascote of EUG2016. Final selection of the mascot is the result of the selection process that began in September 2014, after which at an open call 64 applications with mascot suggestions arrived. Nine-member jury selected three finalists that were presented to the public who was offered the opportunity to make a final decision of the EUG 2016 mascot in the second round of the competition. The winning suggestion was the one by Croatian authors Vedran Rede and Matija Tomšić who created the mascot of hamster, suggesting that it is important to participate and not always to win.[14]

Official Anthem[edit]

'As long as heart believes' is official song of European Universities Games Zagreb-Rijeka 2016.

Author of music and lyrics: Bruno Kovačić

Arrangement and production: Nikša Bratoš

Lyrics:

Look at me, I'm strong and so alive

I can run and I can fly so high

And chase the birds

Up to the sky

I can do it

At least I can try

I can write a song about us all

Make a chorus sound so lyrical

So beautiful

And powerful

Let us sing together to the world

Somewhere in the future I will be

Looking at my younger me

Feeling proud of what my mind achieves

For as long as heart believes

Someday we'll have children of our own

Planet Earth, still our only home

This blue dot we know

Where we love and grow

Will keep on living if we make it so[15][16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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