2003 Summer Universiade

The 2003 Summer Universiade, also known as the XXII Summer Universiade, took place in Daegu, South Korea.

XXII Summer Universiade
제22회 하계 유니버시아드
Slogan : Dream for Unity!
Host cityDaegu, South Korea
Nations participating174
Athletes participating4,179
Events13 sports
Opening ceremonyAugust 21, 2003
Closing ceremonyAugust 31, 2003
Officially opened byPresident Roh Moo-hyun
Torch lighterLee Jin-Taek
Main venueDaegu World Cup Stadium


  • The alphabet letter "U" and five stars, which is FISU's emblem, make up the basis of the emblem for the Daegu Universiade.
  • It symbolizes the theme of "Dream for Unity" and the five goals (Dream, Advance, Equalize, Green and Unite) of the Games.
  • The wide green stripe emphasizing Daegu's image as an environmentally friendly city.
  • The Five-colored stripes symbolize Daegu as a city of textile and fashion.
  • The soaring figure of the Universiade's five stars and five stripes in harmony symbolize the challenging spirit of youth across the globe, Daegu's upright spirit and vision for the bright future.


  • The mascot embodies the Image of Daegu Summer Universiade, a festival of the University Students on the global village.
  • The rainbow colors symbolize the textile & fashion industry, environmentally friendly city and the dreams toward unity transcending all the barriers or differences.
  • Cyber-typed Mascot represents the creativity and challenging spirit toward the future of the youth.



  • Daegu Stadium — ceremonies, athletics, football
  • Daegu Athletics Park Swimming Pool — water polo
  • Daegu Athletics Arena — gymnastics
  • Kyeongbuk High School Gymnasium — taekwondo
  • Junghwa Girls' High School Gymnasium — basketball
  • Suseong District Stadium — football
  • Daegu Municipal Stadium — football
  • Daegu Baseball Stadium — archery
  • Daegu Citizens' Gymnasium — basketball
  • Daegu Gymnasium — volleyball
  • Daegu Il Middle School Gymnasium — volleyball
  • Riverside Football Ground — football
  • Daegu Expo Hall 1 — fencing
  • Yeungnam College of Science & Technology Gymnasium — volleyball


  • Gumi Citizens' Stadium — football
  • Park Chung Hee Gymnasium — basketball


  • Andong Gymnasium — basketball


  • Sorabol College Gymnasium — basketball


  • Yeongcheon Gymnasium — volleyball



  • Gimcheon Main Stadium — football


Events in a total of twelve sports were contested at this Universiade.

  • Note: Numbers in brackets denote the number of different events held in each sport.

Obligatory sportsEdit



Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

1  China (CHN)41271381
2  Russia (RUS)26223482
3  South Korea (KOR)*26121755
4  Ukraine (UKR)23151755
5  Japan (JPN)13132147
6  France (FRA)88420
7  Great Britain (GBR)83617
8  United States (USA)5131836
9  North Korea (PRK)38314
10  Poland (POL)34310
11  Chinese Taipei (TPE)33511
12  Belarus (BLR)33410
13  Germany (GER)32813
14  Hungary (HUN)32712
15  Czech Republic (CZE)3036
16  Australia (AUS)25512
  Italy (ITA)25512
18  Kazakhstan (KAZ)2406
19  South Africa (RSA)2125
20  Uzbekistan (UZB)2013
21  Spain (ESP)14813
22  Brazil (BRA)12811
23  Romania (ROM)1247
24  Netherlands (NED)1124
25  FR Yugoslavia (SCG)1113
  Morocco (MAR)1113
27  Latvia (LAT)1001
  Moldova (MDA)1001
29  Mexico (MEX)0325
30  Finland (FIN)0314
31  Slovakia (SVK)0235
32  Iran (IRN)0224
33  Slovenia (SLO)0202
  Turkey (TUR)0202
35  Canada (CAN)0123
  Estonia (EST)0123
  Switzerland (SUI)0123
38  Cuba (CUB)0112
  Ireland (IRL)0112
40  Denmark (DEN)0101
  Uganda (UGA)0101
42  Croatia (CRO)0033
  Thailand (THA)0033
44  Israel (ISR)0022
45  Armenia (ARM)0011
  Austria (AUT)0011
  Bahamas (BAH)0011
  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)0011
  Cyprus (CYP)0011
  Greece (GRE)0011
  Jamaica (JAM)0011
  Malaysia (MAS)0011
  Mongolia (MGL)0011
Totals (53 entries)189182233604

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