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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.

XXVIII Summer Universiade
2015 universiade logo.png
Logo of the 2015 Summer Universiade.
Host cityGwangju, South Korea
MottoLight Up Tomorrow
Nations participating143
Athletes participating12,885
Events272 in 21 sports
Opening ceremonyJuly 3, 2015 (2015-07-03)
Closing ceremonyJuly 14, 2015 (2015-07-14)
Officially opened byPark Geun-hye
Athlete's OathKim Seong-yeon and Kim Kuk-young
Judge's OathKim Dae-nan and Park Mi-sun
Torch lighterChan Ho Park and Yang Hak-seon
Main venueGwangju Universiade Main Stadium
WebsiteOfficial website
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Bid selectionEdit

The cities of Edmonton, Alberta, 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]

VenuesEdit

GwangjuEdit

South Jeolla (Jeonnam)Edit

Boseong
  • Boseong Public Stadium: football
Gurye
  • Gurye Indoor Gymnasium: handball
Hwasun
  • Hwasun Hanium Culture Sports Center: badminton
Jangseong
  • Jangseong Hong Gil-Dong Gymnasium: table tennis
  • Jangseong Lake : swimming
Mokpo
Muan
  • Muan Indoor Stadium: basketball
Naju
  • Dongshin University Gymnasium: volleyball
  • Naju Public Stadium: football
  • Naju Gold Lake Country Club: golf
  • Naju, South Jeolla Province Shooting Range: shooting
  • Naju Indoor Stadium: handball
Suncheon
  • Palma Gymnasium: volleyball
Yeonggwang
  • Yeonggwang Sportium Gymnasium: basketball
  • Yeonggwang Sportium Football Field: football

North Jeolla (Jeonbuk)Edit

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

North Chungcheong (Chungbuk)Edit

Chungju

IdentityEdit

MascotEdit

 
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]

SloganEdit

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]

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The logo of the 2015 Summer Universiade is the "Wings of Light". Its 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 wings 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]

SportsEdit

ParticipantsEdit

ScheduleEdit

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
Fri
4th
Sat
5th
Sun
6th
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7th
Tue
8th
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Fri
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Sun
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Events

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Korea (KOR)*473229108
2  Russia (RUS)343949122
3  China (CHN)34211671
4  Japan (JPN)25253585
5  United States (USA)20151954
6  France (FRA)139830
7  Italy (ITA)11151743
8  Ukraine (UKR)817631
9  Iran (IRI)72615
10  Chinese Taipei (TPE)6121937
11  Kazakhstan (KAZ)60410
12  Germany (GER)55818
13  Lithuania (LTU)5139
14  Poland (POL)410418
15  Australia (AUS)431219
16  Belarus (BLR)43512
17  Great Britain (GBR)34411
18  Czech Republic (CZE)3339
19  Belgium (BEL)3137
20  Thailand (THA)27918
21  Canada (CAN)2428
22  Turkey (TUR)221216
23  Brazil (BRA)2248
24  Mongolia (MGL)2125
25  South Africa (RSA)2046
26  Hungary (HUN)2035
27  Azerbaijan (AZE)2013
28  Dominican Republic (DOM)2002
29  Romania (ROU)1337
30  Jamaica (JAM)1315
  New Zealand (NZL)1315
32  Serbia (SRB)1247
33  Estonia (EST)1214
  Portugal (POR)1214
35  India (IND)1135
36  Ireland (IRL)1113
  Ivory Coast (CIV)1113
38  Cyprus (CYP)1023
39  Armenia (ARM)1001
  Barbados (BAR)1001
  Uganda (UGA)1001
  Uzbekistan (UZB)1001
43  Mexico (MEX)0325
44  Croatia (CRO)0303
  Morocco (MAR)0303
46  Slovakia (SVK)0224
47  Latvia (LAT)0213
48  Netherlands (NED)0178
49  Indonesia (INA)0134
50  Algeria (ALG)0101
  Botswana (BOT)0101
  Burkina Faso (BUR)0101
  Hong Kong (HKG)0101
  Norway (NOR)0101
  Slovenia (SLO)0101
56  Spain (ESP)0033
  Switzerland (SUI)0033
58  Finland (FIN)0022
  Malaysia (MAS)0022
  Sweden (SWE)0022
  Vietnam (VIE)0022
62  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Denmark (DEN)0011
  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0011
Totals (64 nations)274272337883


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