2013 Winter Universiade

The 2013 Winter Universiade, the XXVI Winter Universiade, was a winter multi-sport event which took place in Trentino, Italy between 11 and 21 December 2013.

XXVI Winter Universiade
XXVI Universiade invernale
2013 Winter Universiade logo.svg
The official logo for the 2013 Winter Universiade
Host cityTrentino, Italy
Nations participating51
Athletes participating1,725
Events79 in 12 sports
Opening ceremonyDecember 11, 2013 (2013-12-11)
Closing ceremonyDecember 21, 2013 (2013-12-21)
Officially opened byPresident Ugo Rossi
Torch lighterFranco Nones
Main venueTrento Dome Square
Stadio del Ghiaccio de Gianmario Scola
Websitewww.universiadetrentino.org

This was the first time that a Winter Universiade happened after the Summer Universiade in same the year and in the end of the year and missing two months for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Originally, it was planned to take place in Maribor, Slovenia in late January and early February,[1] but the Government of Slovenia overturned its decision to partially fund the project due to financial problems in February 2012.[2] In March 2012, the International University Sports Federation decided that it would organise the Universiade elsewhere.[3] FISU officially announced that the Trentino region of Italy would host the event.[4]

The motto of the event was "Inspired by U". The torch, made by the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Trento, recalled a flower of gentian with five petals in the shape of a ski, with colors that recall the Olympic colors and the five stars of the universes. It was officially lit by Pope Francis in Rome on 6 November 2013.[5]

Bid selectionEdit

The city of Maribor (Slovenia) was the only one bidding city for the event. On May 31, 2008, Maribor won the right to host the event, but later withdrew.

After the FISU revoked the rights of Maribor, they began secret negotiations with the region of Trentino that, for financial reasons, had withdrawn their bid to host the 2017 Winter Universiade. Two weeks after the resignation of Maribor, negotiations were completed and Trentino was formalized as the new host region. The factor that gave a boom for the negotiations was the fact that their infrastructure was ready and did not need improvement works.[6]

VenuesEdit

The following venues have been named to host the various events at the 2013 Winter Universiade:[7]

Baselga di PinéEdit

Venue Sports Capacity Ref.
Stadio del Ghiaccio Speed skating 5,000
Stadio del ghiaccio Curling 1,802

Monte BondoneEdit

Venue Sports Capacity Ref.
Pista Canalon, Monte Bondone Snowboarding (parallel giant slalom) not
Pista Lavanman, Monte Bondone Snowboarding (snowboard cross), freestyle skiing (ski cross) not
Snowpark di Monte Bondone Snowboarding, freestyle skiing not

Pergine ValsuganaEdit

Venue Sports Capacity Ref.
Pergine Valsugana Ghiaccio Hall Ice hockey (women's) 1,802

TrentoEdit

Venue Sports Capacity Ref.
Trento Ghiaccio Arena Figure skating, short track 2,160
Piazza Duomo, Trento Opening ceremony, medal plaza not

Val di FassaEdit

Venue Sports Capacity Ref.
Alloch Piste, Pozza di Fassa Alpine skiing (slalom/giant slalom) not
Nuova Cima Uomo, Passo San Pellegrino - Moena Alpine skiing (super-G/downhill) not
Stadio del Ghiaccio "Gianmario Scola" (Ice stadium), Canazei Ice hockey (men's), closing ceremonies 1,500
Piaz de Sotegrava - Moena Medal plaza not

Val di FiemmeEdit

Venue Sports Capacity Ref.
Stadio del Fondo di Lago di Tesero, Tesero Biathlon, cross-country skiing, Nordic combined (XC) 8,000
Stadio del Salto "Giuseppe Dal Ben", Predazzo Nordic combined (SJ), ski jumping 12,000
Stadio del Ghiaccio di Cavalese, Cavalese Ice hockey (men's) 1,600
Piazza Santi Apostoli Filippo e Giacomo, Predazzo Medal plaza not

SportsEdit

The numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sport. The two optional sports chosen for the 2013 Winter Universiade were freestyle skiing and speed skating.[8]

ParticipantsEdit

Following is a list of nations that entered athletes at the Universiade:

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Italy)

Final medal tally[9]
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia15161950
2  Poland1010323
3  South Korea89724
4  China52310
5  Czech Republic43613
6  Italy*35513
7  France3418
8  Ukraine3339
9  Finland3238
10  Austria3216
11  Japan3148
12  Serbia3014
13  Canada2338
14  Slovakia2305
15  Kazakhstan2215
16  Switzerland1348
17  Sweden1214
18  Slovenia1124
  United States1124
20  Hungary1113
  Norway1113
22  Netherlands1012
23  Monaco1001
  New Zealand1001
  Spain1001
26  Belarus0112
  Germany0112
28  Azerbaijan0101
  Great Britain0101
30  Australia0011
  Chinese Taipei0011
  Lithuania0011
Totals (32 nations)797877234

ScheduleEdit

The competition schedule for the 2013 Winter Universiade is shown as follows:[10]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals EG Exhibition gala CC Closing ceremony
December 10
Tue
11
Wed
12
Thu
13
Fri
14
Sat
15
Sun
16
Mon
17
Tue
18
Wed
19
Thu
20
Fri
21
Sat
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
  Alpine skiing 2 1 1 1 1 4 10
  Biathlon 2 2 2 1 2 9
  Cross-country skiing 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 11
  Curling 2 2
  Figure skating 1 1 1 1/EG 5
  Freestyle skiing 2 2 4
  Ice hockey 1 1 2
  Nordic combined 1 1 1 3
  Speed skating 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
  Short track speed skating 2 2 4 8
  Ski jumping 2 1 1 1 5
  Snowboarding 2 2 2 2 8
Total events 5 9 10 9 3 8 10 6 15 4 79
Cumulative total 5 14 24 33 36 44 54 60 75 79
December 10
Tue
11
Wed
12
Thu
13
Fri
14
Sat
15
Sun
16
Mon
17
Tue
18
Wed
19
Thu
20
Fri
21
Sat
Events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Universiades for 2013 attributed Archived 2008-06-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Kresanje mnenj o univerzijadi" [Clash of Opinions About the Universiade]. Delo.si (in Slovenian). 19 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Mariboru odvzeli univerzijado" [Universiade Taken Away from Maribor]. Slovenske novice (in Slovenian). 6 March 2012.
  4. ^ 2013 Universiade moved
  5. ^ "Papa Francesco ha acceso la fiaccola delle Universiadi". Trentino Corriere Alpi. 2013-11-06. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  6. ^ [=http://www.fisu.net/en/FISU-moves-2013-Winter-Universiade-away-from-Maribor-to-Trentino-to-safeguard-the-26th-Edition-2644.html?idProduit=2180 Archived 2012-07-31 at archive.today]
  7. ^ "Trentino 2013 – Winter Universiade – Sport venues". events.unitn.it. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Trentino 2013 – Winter Universiade – The Universiade". events.unitn.it. Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  9. ^ Trentino 2013 Medal Tally Page
  10. ^ "XXVI Winter Universiade Trentino 2013 – Competition Schedule" (PDF). universiadetrentino.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2013.

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