The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words "University" and "olympiad". The Universiade is often referred to in English as the World University Games or World Student Games; however, this latter term can also refer to competitions for sub-University grades students, as well.
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The first official World Student Games were organised in 1924 and were held under the auspices of the Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire (FISU) from 1949. An alternative event was organised by the Union Internationale des Étudiants (UIE) from 1947–1962, including one unofficial Games in 1954.
The table below gives an overview of all host cities of both the Summer and Winter Universiades. Only actual host cities are listed.
|Year||Games||Summer Universiade||Games||Winter Universiade|
|1963||III||Porto Alegre, Brazil||—|
|1964||—||III||Špindlerův Mlýn, Czechoslovakia|
|1965||IV||Budapest, 22x20px Hungary||—|
|1970||VI||Turin, Italy||VI||Rovaniemi, Finland|
|1972||—||VII||Lake Placid, United States|
|1973||VII||Moscow, Soviet Union||—|
|1975||VIII||Rome, Italy||VIII||Livigno, Italy|
|1978||—||IX||Špindlerův Mlýn, Czechoslovakia|
|1979||X||Mexico City, Mexico||—|
|1981||XI||Bucharest, Romania||X||Jaca, Spain|
|1983||XII||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||XI||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|1985||XIII||Kobe, Japan||XII||Belluno, Italy|
|1987||XIV||Zagreb, Yugoslavia||XIII||Štrbské Pleso, Czechoslovakia|
|1989||XV||Duisburg, West Germany||XIV||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|1991||XVI||Sheffield, United Kingdom||XV||Sapporo, Japan|
|1993||XVII||Buffalo, United States||XVI||Zakopane, Poland|
|1995||XVIII||Fukuoka, Japan||XVII||Jaca, Spain|
|1997||XIX||Sicily, Italy||XVIII||Muju / Jeonju, South Korea|
|1999||XX||Palma de Mallorca, Spain||XIX||Poprad Tatry, Slovakia|
|2001||XXI||Beijing, China||XX||Zakopane, Poland|
|2003||XXII||Daegu, South Korea||XXI||Tarvisio, Italy|
|2005||XXIII||Izmir, Turkey||XXII||Innsbruck / Seefeld, Austria|
|2007||XXIV||Bangkok, Thailand||XXIII||Turin, Italy|
|2009||XXV||Belgrade, Serbia||XXIV||Harbin, China|
|2011||XXVI||Shenzhen, China||XXV||Erzurum, Turkey|
|2013||XXVII||Kazan, Russia||XXVI||Trentino, Italy 1|
|2015||XXVIII||Gwangju, South Korea||XXVII||Granada, Spain|
|2017||XXIX||Taipei, Taiwan2||XXVIII||Almaty, Kazakhstan|
1 Due to financial problems, Maribor, Slovenia has withdrawn as a host.
2 Republic of China, commonly known as Taiwan, due to complicated relations with People's Republic of China, is recognized by the name Chinese Taipei by the FISU and the majority of international organizations. For more information, please see Cross-strait relations.
FISU has officially closed the bidding period for the 2013 Universiades. The following cities have officially entered their candidature within the deadline:
The final decision to attribute the 2013 Universiades was taken in Brussels, Belgium, on 31 May 2008, and the selected cities were Maribor and Kazan.
The bid are expected before 15 March 2009, and the election of both host cities is foreseen on 30 June 2009. The bids to host the 2015 Summer Universiade were:
The only bid to host the 2015 Winter Universiade was:
The final decision to attribute the 2015 Universiades was taken in Brussels, Belgium, on 23 May 2009, and the selected cities were Gwangju and Granada.
The bid are expected before 2 May 2011, and the election of both host cities is foreseen on November 2011. The bids to host the 2017 Summer Universiade are:
The candidate city of Kocaeli, Turkey later withdrew.
The only bid to host the 2017 Winter Universiade is:
The candidate city of Trentino, Italy withdrew.
On 14 June 2012, the Brazilian Minister of Sports, Aldo Rebelo, and the president of CBDU (Confederação Brasileira do Desporto Universitário), Luciano Cabral announced that after the failed bidding of 2017 they will bid again for the Summer Universiade. Brazil's capital Brasília was appointed as bid city again after lost the 2017 Summer Universiade to Taipei. Brazil hosted Summer Universiade just only time in 1963 in Porto Alegre.
On 11 December 2012, Azad Rahimov, the Youth and Sports Minister of Azerbaijan, announced that after the country wins the bid for the first European Games. Is a first time wich Azerbaijan puts a bid for the Universiade.
On 31 January 2013, Miklós Tóth, the vice-chairman of Hungarian Olympic Committee, announced that Hungary will make a bid for the 2019 or 2021 Summer Universiade with the aid of Alfréd Hajós Plan (Hajós Alfréd Terv)..Budapest hosted the 1965 Summer Universiade.
This time we have two cadidates cities. One of the cadidates cities is Krasnoyarsk from Russian Siberia. The city has an official confirmation of a status of Russia's representative in a bidding company to host the 2019 Winter Universiade. The bidding is supported by Dmitry Medvedev, who ordered the Russian Prime Minister (Vladimir Putin) to start dealing with the implementation of concrete projects pertaining to the Games, and by Sergei Gurov, the minister of sports, tourism and youth policy of the Krasnoyarsk region. In 2010s years Russia has a lot of project of sports: 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, from 2014 the Formula One will visit Russia (Sochi) and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It would be the first Winter Universiade in Russia.
The other one is PyeongChang, South Korea. When Eric Saintrond, the current FISU general secretary make a visit on the occasion of the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games wich are held in the city. The mayor of PyeongChang, Seok Rae Lee met with Saintrond and confirmed his interest in bidding for the 2019 event. If PyeongChang's wins the bid Korea will host his fourth Universiade, the second Winter Games after Muju-Jeonju 1997, and the country hosted the Summer Universiade in Daegu in 2003 and will going to host again in Gwangju in 2015. yeongChang is going to host the 2018 Winter Olympics. In 2007 Turin hosted the Winter Universiade after the 2006 Winter Olympics, so if PyeongChang wins it will be the second city in this type of bidding.
Shaun Hall: That’s quite likely. Unfortunately only two of us will be able to participate as the rest of the team will have graduated from the University by 2013.Read more »Source:kazan2013.com
The total budget of the Universiade 2013 will amount to about EUR 604 million, operational budget – about EUR 56.5 million.Read more »Source:kazan2013.net
Hosting of the Universiade by Kazan will provide an impetus for the city’s amazing new development not only in the field of sports infrastructure, but also in other directions. The...Read more »Source:kazan2013.net