2015 Winter Universiade

The 2015 Winter Universiade, the XXVII Winter Universiade, was a multi sport winter event held in Granada, Spain and Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia. On 14 March 2009, FISU announced that the host would be Granada because they were the only bid.[2]

XXVII Winter Universiade
XXVII Juegos Universitarios de Invierno
XXVII Zimná Univerziáda
Host cityGranada, Spain
Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia (Nordic & Biathlon)
Nations participating30 (SVK)
34 (ESP)[1]
Athletes participating1,551
Events68 in 11 sports
Opening ceremony24 January (Nordic & biathlon)
4 February
Closing ceremony1 February (Nordic & biathlon)
14 February
Officially opened byAndrej Kiska and Sebastian Pérez Ortiz
Athlete's OathSara Hurtado
Judge's OathJosé Cervi
Torch lighterPatricia Muñoz
Main venueŠtrbské Pleso (Slovakia)
Palacio de Congresos (Opening)
Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada (Closing)
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On 25 June 2014, FISU announced that Slovakia would become the co-host of 2015 Winter Universiade. FISU approved to move the Nordic Skiing and Biathlon events to Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie in Slovakia.[3] This decision had been taken to anticipate the difficulties faced by the Granada 2015 Organising Committee in hosting these particular events.[4]

Sports

Four sports took place in Slovakia, from January 24 – February 1. From February 4 – 14, the other sports were contested in Granada.[5]

Granada

Slovakia

Schedule

The competition schedule for the 2015 Winter Universiade is shown as follows:[6]

Štrbské Pleso/Osrblie

OCOpening ceremony 1Event finals CCClosing ceremony
January/February 24
Sat
25
Sun
26
Mon
27
Tue
28
Wed
29
Thu
30
Fri
31
Sat
01
Sun
Events
CeremoniesOC CC
Biathlon 2 2 2 1 2 9
Cross-country skiing 2 1 2 2 1 1 9
Nordic combined 1 1 1 3
Ski jumping 2 1 1 1 5
Total events 4 2 4 4 2 4 4 2 26
Cumulative total 4 6 10 14 16 20 24 26
January/February 24
Sat
25
Sun
26
Mon
27
Tue
28
Wed
29
Thu
30
Fri
31
Sat
01
Sun
Events

Granada

OCOpening ceremony Event competitions 1Event finals EGExhibition gala CCClosing ceremony
February 03
Tue
04
Wed
05
Thu
06
Fri
07
Sat
08
Sun
09
Mon
10
Tue
11
Wed
12
Thu
13
Fri
14
Sat
Events
CeremoniesOC CC
Alpine skiing 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 10
Curling 2 2
Figure skating 1 1 1 1/EG 4
Freestyle skiing 2 2 2 2 8
Ice hockey 1 1 2
Short track speed skating 2 2 4 8
Snowboarding 2 2 2 2 8
Total events 3 5 4 2 2 2 5 4 12 3 42
Cumulative total 3 8 12 14 16 18 23 27 39 42
February 03
Tue
04
Wed
05
Thu
06
Fri
07
Sat
08
Sun
09
Mon
10
Tue
11
Wed
12
Thu
13
Fri
14
Sat
Events

Venues

Granada

  • Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos de Granada — opening ceremony
  • Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada — men's ice hockey and closing ceremony
  • Pabellón de Mulhacen — women's ice hockey
  • Pabellón de Universiada — curling
  • Sierra Nevada Ski Station - alpine skiing
  • Universiade Igloo - figure skating and short track speed skating

Štrbské Pleso/Osrblie, Slovakia

  • Štrbské Pleso - cross country skiing, Nordic combined and ski jumping, opening and closing ceremonies
  • Osrblie - biathlon

Participants

Following is a list of nations that entered athletes at the Universiade:

  •  Andorra (9)
  •  Australia (13)
  •  Austria (37)
  •  Belarus (15)
  •  Belgium (3)
  •  Bulgaria (4)
  •  Canada (82)
  •  China (94)
  •  Croatia (4)
  •  Czech Republic (71)
  •  Estonia (6)
  •  Finland (33)
  •  France (60)
  •  Georgia (6)
  •  Germany (20)
  •  Great Britain (15)
  •  Hong Kong (2)
  •  Hungary (4)
  •  Italy (39)
  •  Japan (97)
  •  Kazakhstan (89)
  •  Kyrgyzstan (4)
  •  Latvia (7)
  •  Lithuania (6)
  •  Mexico (2)
  •  Mongolia (6)
  •  Netherlands (6)
  •  New Zealand (1)
  •  Norway (33)
  •  Poland (72)
  •  Russia (178)
  •  Singapore (1)
  •  Slovakia (56) (co-host)
  •  Slovenia (17)
  •  South Africa (1)
  •  South Korea (86)
  •  Spain (78) (co-host)
  •  Sweden (42)
  •  Switzerland (51)
  •  Turkey (24)
  •  Ukraine (51)
  •  United States (117)

Combinated Medal table

  *   Host nation (Slovakia)(Spain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia (RUS)20181856
2 South Korea (KOR)59216
3 Kazakhstan (KAZ)56011
4  Switzerland (SUI)51410
5 China (CHN)5049
6 Norway (NOR)5016
7 Germany (GER)3418
8 Czech Republic (CZE)33511
9 Italy (ITA)3227
10 Japan (JPN)2529
11 Poland (POL)24410
12 United States (USA)2338
13 Austria (AUT)2125
 Ukraine (UKR)2125
15 Bulgaria (BUL)2002
16 Slovakia (SVK)*1348
17 France (FRA)1269
18 Canada (CAN)0235
19 Andorra (AND)0213
20 Spain (ESP)*0202
21 Great Britain (GBR)0011
 Lithuania (LTU)0011
 Slovenia (SLO)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (24 nations)686868204

References

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