1987 Summer Universiade

The 1987 Summer Universiade, also known as the XIV Summer Universiade, took place in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. It involved participants from 111 countries and over 6,000 individual sportspersons and members of teams.

XIV Summer Universiade
XIV. Ljetna univerzijada
Slogan : World of the young for a World of peace!
Host cityZagreb, Yugoslavia
Events120 in 12 sports
OpeningJuly 8, 1987
ClosingJuly 19, 1987
Opened byLazar Mojsov, president of the Presidency of the SFRY
Athlete's OathIvan Karpović (football)
Judge's OathJanka Dorožić (athletics)
Torch lighterDražen Petrović, basketball player
Main venueMaksimir Stadium

Infrastructural changes edit

The city of Zagreb used the event to renovate and revitalize the city. The city's main square (Republic Square) was repaved with stone blocks and made part of the downtown pedestrian zone. A part of the Medveščak stream, which had been running under the sewers since 1898, was uncovered by workers. This part formed the Manduševac fountain that was also covered in 1898.

Mascot edit

The mascot of the 1987 Summer Universiade is a squirrel, named "Zagi" and created by Nedjeljko Dragić.[1] It is a resident of Zagreb's parks, amiable and always in a good mood. Its nonchalance and gaiety are but a cover for diligence. Always on the move and reaching for the seemingly impossible, the squirrel embodies the dynamism of athletic endeavour. Its origin is shown by the little black hat, characteristic of the folk costumes in the region of Zagreb.[2]

Zagi, the XIV Summer Universiade mascot, was created by Croatian animator Nedjeljko Dragić.

Sports edit

Medal table edit

  *   Host nation (Yugoslavia)

1  United States (USA)25192569
2  Soviet Union (URS)23341976
3  Romania (ROU)2113943
4  Italy (ITA)1281030
5  China (CHN)1181130
6  Yugoslavia (YUG)*77822
7  East Germany (GDR)64515
8  Hungary (HUN)43512
9  Great Britain (GBR)4149
10  Netherlands (NED)38819
11  West Germany (FRG)35513
12  Bulgaria (BUL)3418
13  Japan (JPN)33612
14  Poland (POL)3126
15  Cuba (CUB)2338
16  Czechoslovakia (TCH)1225
17  Greece (GRE)1214
18  Belgium (BEL)1113
19  Australia (AUS)1102
  New Zealand (NZL)1102
21  Spain (ESP)1012
22  Morocco (MAR)1001
  Norway (NOR)1001
  Portugal (POR)1001
25  France (FRA)0347
26  Nigeria (NGR)0336
27  Canada (CAN)0257
28  South Korea (KOR)0123
29  Brazil (BRA)0101
  Senegal (SEN)0101
   Switzerland (SUI)0101
32  North Korea (PRK)0022
33  Jamaica (JAM)0011
  Mexico (MEX)0011
  Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
Totals (35 entries)139140145424

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Dragana Nikšić (8 July 2017). "30 Years Since Zagreb Summer Universiade". Total Croatia News. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Summer Universiade Mascots".

External links edit