Welcome to Gwangju 2015 Universiade Website

The Competitions Are Over

Gwangju Universiade’s Mascot

The name Nuribi is a combination of the Korean words ‘nuri’ for world and ‘bi’ for fly. Nuribi is a messenger of light and a bridge of communication amongst the world’s youth.

It serves as a symbol to introduce the ‘EPIC’ vision of the Gwangju Universiade: environmentally-friendliness, peace, IT, and culture. It also represents the unfolding wings of creation to deliver the ‘light of Gwangju’ to the world.

The emblem and mascot together form a consistent identity of light representing Gwangju, the city of light.

Schedule & Event  time-line

  • Duration

    July 3rd ~ 14th, 2015(12 days)

  • Venues

    Gwangju Universiade Main Stadium (World Cup Stadium) and other stadiums in Gwangju, across Jeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do and Chungcheongbuk-do province

  • Owner

    FISU (International University Sports Federation)

  • Organizers

    KUSB (Korea University Sports Board), GUOC (2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade Organizing Committee)

  • Sports

    21 (13 compulsory sports / 8 optional sports)

    - Compulsory : Artistic Gymnastics/Athletics/Basketball/Diving/Fencing/Football/Judo/Rhythmic Gymnastics/Swimming/Table Tennis/Tennis/Volleyball/Water Polo

    - Optional : Archery/Badminton/Baseball/Golf/Handball/Rowing/Shooting Sport/Taekwondo

  • Participation

    Some 20,000 participants from 170 countries (including athletes and officials)

  • Pertinent
    Events

    Market Street

    Universiade Park

    Athletes Village Cultural events

    FISU Gala∙Eve festival

    2015 FISU Conference

2015 Summer Universiade

Opening ceremony

July 3, 2015

Opening ceremony

July 3, 2015

Sports Competitions

July 3-13, 2015

Sports Competitions

July 3-13, 2015

Closing ceremony

July 14, 2015

Closing ceremony

July 14, 2015

Competition Videos 

Award Medal Designs

The Award Medals to be used in the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade were designed with the games’ emblem of the Wings of Light as their basic motif. The emblem implies the leap and flight of Gwangju, the City of Light, toward world-class city status around the International University Sports Federation (FISU), and the spreading (realization) of the dreams and ideals of youth through sports. The Gwangju Universiade dreams of welcoming new challenges. The Gwangju Universiade Award Medals represent one such new challenge, and express this through elaborate wing motions using a special technique differentiated from the previous medal production methods. Metals possess forms and light. In addition to the forms of the Gwangju Summer Universiade emblem, light previously used exclusively in crafts will be applied to these medals through the assistance of several experts to help the games shine even brighter.

Medal table

RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1South Korea(KOR)*473229108
2Russia (RUS)343949122
3China(CHN)34211671
4Japan (JPN)25253585
5United States(USA)20151954
6France(FRA)139830
7Italy (ITA)11151743
8Ukraine(UKR)817631
9Iran (IRI)72615
10Chinese Taipei (TPE)6121937

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