2009 Winter Universiade

The 2009 Winter Universiade, the XXIV Winter Universiade took place in Harbin, China. Student athletes from 44 countries took part in the games.

XXIV Winter Universiade
Slogan: "Youth, Future, Ice and Snow"
Host cityHarbin, China
Nations participating44
Athletes participating2,326[1]
Events12 sports
Opening ceremony18 February 2009 (2009-02-18)
Closing ceremony28 February 2009 (2009-02-28)
Officially opened byLiu Yandong
Athlete's OathWang Fei
Judge's OathWang Shi'an
Torch lighterZhang Dan and Zhang Hao
Main venueHarbin International Convention and Exhibition Center Stadium
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Harbin was selected by FISU on January 10, 2005 over future 2011 Winter Universiade host city Erzurum. They were the only two candidates.


Harbin now has four stadiums for international ice games and five training stadiums. Among the venues, the following are mentioned in the official web site:

These venues were used for the Asian Games and were part of Harbin's unsuccessful application for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

There will be two athlete's villages, the main one in Harbin and the second one in Yabuli.


Ice disciplines

Snow disciplines

  • Alpine skiing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Ski jumping
  • Nordic combined
  • Freestyle skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Biathlon

Medal table

  *   Host nation (China)

1 China (CHN)*18181248
2 Russia (RUS)18141951
3 South Korea (KOR)127928
4 Japan (JPN)98320
5  Switzerland (SUI)73414
6 Austria (AUT)4329
7 France (FRA)26513
8 Poland (POL)24814
9 Netherlands (NED)2114
10 Sweden (SWE)2002
11 Canada (CAN)1416
12 Czech Republic (CZE)1359
13 Ukraine (UKR)1247
14 Germany (GER)1236
15 Israel (ISR)1001
16 Finland (FIN)0224
17 Slovakia (SVK)0123
18 Italy (ITA)0112
19 Belarus (BLR)0101
 Norway (NOR)0101
Totals (20 nations)818181243

See also


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