1987 Summer Universiade

The 1987 Summer Universiade, also known as the XIV Summer Universiade, took place in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. It involved participants from 111 countries and over 6,000 individual sportspersons and members of teams.

XIV Summer Universiade
Slogan : World of the young for a World of peace!
Host cityZagreb, Yugoslavia
Nations participating122
Athletes participating6,423
Events12 sports
Opening ceremonyJuly 8
Closing ceremonyJuly 19
Officially opened byLazar Mojsov, president of the Presidency of the SFRY
Athlete's OathIvan Karpović (football)
Judge's OathJanka Dorožić (athletics)
Torch lighterDražen Petrović, basketball player
Main venueMaksimir Stadium

Infrastructural changes

The city of Zagreb used the event to renovate and revitalize the city. The city's main square (Republic Square) was repaved with stone blocks and made part of the downtown pedestrian zone. A part of the Medveščak stream, which had been running under the sewers since 1898, was uncovered by workers. This part formed the Manduševac fountain that was also covered in 1898.[1]


The mascot of the 1987 Summer Universiade is a squirrel, named "Zagi" and created by Nedjeljko Dragić.[2] It is a resident of Zagreb's parks, amiable and always in a good mood. Its nonchalance and gaiety are but a cover for diligence. Always on the move and reaching for the seemingly impossible, the squirrel embodies the dynamism of athletic endeavour. Its origin is shown by the little black hat, characteristic of the folk costumes in the region of Zagreb.[3]


Medal table

  *   Host nation (Yugoslavia)

1 United States (USA)27202471
2 Soviet Union (URS)23331975
3 Romania (ROU)2113943
4 Italy (ITA)1281030
5 China (CHN)1181029
6 Yugoslavia (YUG)*77721
7 East Germany (GDR)53513
8 Hungary (HUN)43512
9 Great Britain (GBR)4149
10 Netherlands (NED)310821
11 West Germany (FRG)35513
12 Bulgaria (BUL)3418
13 Japan (JPN)33612
14 Poland (POL)3126
15 Cuba (CUB)1337
16 Czechoslovakia (TCH)1225
17 Greece (GRE)1214
18 Belgium (BEL)1113
19 Australia (AUS)1102
 New Zealand (NZL)1102
21 Spain (ESP)1012
22 Morocco (MAR)1001
 Norway (NOR)1001
 Portugal (POR)1001
25 Nigeria (NGR)0336
26 Canada (CAN)0257
27 France (FRA)0134
 South Korea (KOR)0134
29 Brazil (BRA)0101
 Senegal (SEN)0101
  Switzerland (SUI)0101
32 North Korea (PRK)0022
33 Jamaica (JAM)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Puerto Rico (PUR)0011
Totals (35 nations)139139142420

See also


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