1961 Summer Universiade

The 1961 Summer Universiade, also known as the II Summer Universiade, was an international sporting event for university students that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria.

II Summer Universiade
Host citySofia, Bulgaria
Nations participating32
Athletes participating1.270
Events9 sports
Opening ceremonyAugust 25
Closing ceremonySeptember 3
Officially opened byDimitar Ganev
Main venueVasil Levski Stadium

Sports at the 1961 Summer Universiade

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Bulgaria)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)2123751
2 Japan (JPN)95418
3 Hungary (HUN)82818
4 Romania (ROU)66921
5 Yugoslavia (YUG)4206
6 Czechoslovakia (TCH)36817
7 West Germany (FRG)341219
8 Poland (POL)34411
9 Italy (ITA)3025
10 Bulgaria (BUL)*25714
11 Great Britain (GBR)25411
12 South Africa (SAF)1102
 Sweden (SWE)1102
14 Ireland (IRL)1012
15 Cuba (CUB)1001
16 Austria (AUT)0213
17  Switzerland (SUI)0202
18 Belgium (BEL)0101
Totals (18 nations)686967204


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