2017 Summer Universiade
XXIX Summer Universiade
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Official logo of the 2017 Summer Universiade
Host city Taipei
Country  Taiwan
Motto For You, For Youth
Chinese: ???,??????
(Xian g?i n?, xiàn g?i niánq?ng shìdài)
Nations participating 145
Athletes participating 7,639
Events 271
Sports 21
Opening ceremony 19 August
Closing ceremony 30 August
Officially opened by President Tsai Ing-Wen
Athlete's Oath Tsung-Hsuau Wu (Volleyball)
Chang Kai-chen (Tennis)
Judge's Oath Shiu Geng-hau (Volleyball)
Lan Mei-fen (Football)
Torch lighter Chin-Feng Chen (Baseball)
Main venue Taipei Municipal Stadium
2015 2019  >

The 2017 Summer Universiade (Chinese: 2017??????????; pinyin: 2017 Nián Xiàjì Shìjiè Dàxué Yùndònghuì), the XXIX Summer Universiade, commonly known as the Taipei 2017 Universiade, took place in Taipei, Taiwan, from 19 August to 30 August 2017.

Bid selection

2017 Taipei Summer Universiade Organizing Committee Office Entrance
A signboard of the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei. Taipei is selected as host of the 2017 Summer Universiade on November 29, 2011.

The cities of Brasília, Brazil, and Taipei, Taiwan, were in contention for the Games. Taipei was elected as the host city of the 2017 Summer Universiade by FISU on November 29, 2011, in Brussels, Belgium.[1]

Venues

Venue changes

In June 2015, Taipei's Mayor Ko Wen-je announced that organizers had shifted the opening and closing ceremonies from the Taipei Dome to the Taipei Municipal Stadium due to delays in the construction of the domed stadium.[2]

Marketing

Motto

The official motto of the games is For You, For Youth or ???,?????? (Pinyin: Xian g?i n?, xiàn g?i niánq?ng shìdài) in Chinese. It was adopted to represent the assembly of university athletes from around the world to compete and pursue for dreams and victory.[3]

The logo of the games is an image of the Chinese character, "Bei" (?), which means North and is the abbreviation of the host city of the 2017 Summer Universiade, Taipei. The logo is based on the shape of letter U which stands for Universiade, United, and University. It was adopted to represent the passion, vitality, hope and positivity. The logo's combination of five colors: Blue, yellow, black, green and red represents the assembly of university athletes from around the world to compete. The logo which was previously selected from three final designs during the committee selection process was designed by Yu Ming-lung.[4][3]

Mascot

??Bravo , the official mascot of the games.

The mascot of the games is Bravo, a Formosan black bear. The white V on the chest of the Formosan black bear and the gold medal represents the hope of the games athletes in pursuing dreams and victory, while the identity of the black bear as the endangered species in Taiwan represents the games commitment in protecting the natural environment. The mascot name, Bravo, which is an expression of approval in Italian, was chosen to represent the athletes bravery in achieving outstanding results.[3] The Mandarin name of the mascot, ?? (Pinyin : Xióng Zàn), sounds like the word 'brilliant' in the Taiwanese Min-nan language.

Theme song

The official theme song of the Taipei 2017 Universiade is "Embrace the World with You" (Chinese: ???????; pinyin: Y?ng Bào Shì Jiè Y?ng Bào N?), which was composed by Utjung Tjakivalid and sung by I-WANT???. The theme song was produced by techno producer Howie B. and Taiwanese music producer Ada Su.[5]

Attendees

On 7 July, it was announced that the President of the Republic of China (Taiwan), Tsai Ing-wen would attend the event.[6]

While China officially announced it would not be sending teams to participate in team events, in what has been referred to as a "stealth boycott"[7], individual Chinese athletes are allowed to travel to Taiwan and compete in the individual events.[8]

Days before the opening ceremony, Ugandan sports official Norman Katende stated that the Ugandan team had been ordered not to travel to Taiwan because of their country's adherence to the "one China" policy.[9] Katende published a letter received from the Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs reading "The purpose of this letter is to inform you of 'the one china [sic] policy', which is the position of the government of Uganda. In this regard therefore the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is advising that your Ministry does not send an official delegation to participate."[10] The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs representative Eleanor Wang said "The Uganda team is still trying to talk with its government and is hoping to be allowed to attend the games in Taipei."[11] In an update on August 15th, Katende published a statement from Makerere University Sports and Recreation Department head Peninnah Kabenge, citing "overaction [sic] and misunderstanding" for the Ministry's actions.[12] Ms. Kabenge later confirmed this, writing "It is official team UGANDA is on the way to the 29th Universiade." [13]

Opening ceremony

The Universiade's August 19th opening ceremonies were marred by several incidents of protest from protestors outside the stadium, as well as rumors that one or more Islamic State (IS) sympathisers had infiltrated the country, either as foreign workers or as part of the event's guest teams.[14] Several groups and organizations that included opponents to the pension reform that was carried out in June also staged protests outside of the Taipei Municipal Stadium which in turn affected the opening ceremony.[15]

It was known before the event that athletes from China would not take part in the opening ceremony for political reasons. However, protests on domestic issues near the stadium caused security concerns that prevented all athletes after Canada from entering the stadium as scheduled. Only flagbearers carried the flags into the stadium, while the athletes waited outside. Eventually, all athletes were allowed into the stadium, with the host country's team conventionally coming last.

Over 5,600 uniformed and plain-clothes Taiwanese police, including Military police armed with rifles, were present to ensure the smooth running of the opening ceremony.[14]

Closing ceremony

During the closing ceremony, athletes from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Dominica and the United Kingdom thanked Taiwan by carrying banners, Republic of China flags and wigs with the colours of the ROC flag.[16] A day after the Closing Ceremony, Argentinian athletes were given an official warning by FISU for bringing flags of the Republic of China into the stadium as they marched in the parade of nations in the closing ceremony.[17]

The host of 2019 Summer Universiade, Naples, Italy, also gave performances at the closing ceremony.

Sport

The Organizing Committee, in addition to the 14 compulsory sports, opted to add eight more sports in the program of this edition of the Games: Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Golf, Taekwondo and Weightlifting. They have been present in some previous editions of the Games. Roller Skating and Wushu, which have recently been recognized as University sports by FISU will be part of the program for the first time. This would also be the first edition in which the number of optional sports would return to 3; similar to the format that was used until 2003. Four additional sports were added to the program, reflecting local traditions and demands, making a total of 7 sports. In addition an eighth sport was added, but as a demonstration sport: Billiards. Medals for this sport will be awarded, but will not be computed in the overall medal table.[18]

Participants

Schedule

OC Opening ceremony ? Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
August 18th
Fri
19th
Sat
20th
Sun
21th
Mon
22th
Tue
23th
Wed
24th
Thu
25th
Fri
26th
Sat
27th
Sun
28th
Mon
29th
Tue
30th
Wed
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Archery ? ? ? 5 5 10
Athletics 2 6 9 11 12 10 50
Badminton ? ? 1 ? ? 5 6
Baseball ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1 1
Basketball ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1 1 2
Diving 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 4 15
Fencing 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
Football ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1 1 2
Golf ? ? 4 4
Gymnastics ? 1 1 2 10 ? 2 6 22
Judo 4 4 4 4 2 18
Roller Sports 4 4 4 2 2 16
Swimming 4 5 5 7 4 7 8 2 42
Table tennis ? ? ? ? 2 1 2 2 7
Taekwondo 2 3 4 4 4 4 2 23
Tennis ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2 5 7
Volleyball ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1 1 2
Water polo ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1 1 2
Weightlifting 3 3 2 2 3 3 16
Wushu ? 2 2 10 14
Billiards ? ? 2 ? 2 4
Total events 0 0 18 24 24 41 29 29 30 23 21 35 1 275
Cumulative total 0 0 18 42 66 107 136 165 195 218 239 274 275
August 18th
Fri
19th
Sat
20th
Sun
21th
Mon
22th
Tue
23th
Wed
24th
Thu
25th
Fri
26th
Sat
27th
Sun
28th
Mon
29th
Tue
30th
Wed
Events

Medal table

  Host nation (The Taiwan Republic of China (Taiwan) is recognized by the name of Chinese Taipei by FISU.)

Official sports medal table

2017 Summer Universiade medal table[19]
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 37 27 37 101
2  South Korea (KOR) 30 22 30 82
3  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 26 34 30 90
4  Russia (RUS) 25 31 38 94
5  United States (USA) 16 19 16 51
6  Ukraine (UKR) 12 11 13 36
7  North Korea (PRK) 12 5 6 23
8  Italy (ITA) 9 6 17 32
9  China (CHN) 9 6 2 17
10  Iran (IRI) 8 4 11 23
11  Poland (POL) 7 9 9 25
12  Germany (GER) 7 6 11 24
13  Mexico (MEX) 6 5 11 22
14  Hungary (HUN) 5 5 4 14
15  France (FRA) 4 5 8 17
16  Canada (CAN) 4 5 4 13
17  Australia (AUS) 4 3 2 9
18  Dominican Republic (DOM) 4 2 0 6
19  Serbia (SRB) 4 0 0 4
20  Turkey (TUR) 3 7 6 16
21  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 3 6 7 16
22  Belarus (BLR) 3 4 2 9
23  Romania (ROU) 3 2 6 11
24  Azerbaijan (AZE) 3 1 4 8
25  Lithuania (LTU) 3 1 3 7
26  Armenia (ARM) 3 1 2 6
27  Thailand (THA) 2 5 6 13
28  Brazil (BRA) 2 4 6 12
29  Portugal (POR) 2 1 2 5
30  Hong Kong (HKG) 2 0 2 4
31  Netherlands (NED) 2 0 1 3
32  Macau (MAC) 2 0 0 2
33  Colombia (COL) 1 3 7 11
34  Finland (FIN) 1 1 2 4
35  Switzerland (SUI) 1 1 1 3
 Uganda (UGA) 1 1 1 3
37  Cuba (CUB) 1 1 0 2
38  Vietnam (VIE) 1 0 4 5
39  Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 2 3
40  Austria (AUT) 1 0 1 2
41  Ireland (IRL) 1 0 0 1
 Jamaica (JAM) 1 0 0 1
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 1 0 0 1
44  South Africa (RSA) 0 5 0 5
45  Great Britain (GBR) 0 3 6 9
46  Malaysia (MAS) 0 3 4 7
47  Algeria (ALG) 0 3 2 5
48  Cyprus (CYP) 0 2 0 2
49  Latvia (LAT) 0 1 2 3
50  Bahamas (BAH) 0 1 1 2
 Slovakia (SVK) 0 1 1 2
 Sweden (SWE) 0 1 1 2
53  Argentina (ARG) 0 1 0 1
 Burkina Faso (BUR) 0 1 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
 Estonia (EST) 0 1 0 1
 India (IND) 0 1 0 1
 Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 0 1
 Philippines (PHI) 0 1 0 1
60  Croatia (CRO) 0 0 3 3
 Indonesia (INA) 0 0 3 3
62  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Jordan (JOR) 0 0 1 1
 Moldova (MDA) 0 0 1 1
 Norway (NOR) 0 0 1 1
 New Zealand (NZL) 0 0 1 1
Total 273 271 342 886

Demonstration sports medal table

In the 2017 Summer Universiade, Billiards was added as a demonstration sport. Therefore, the medals won in this sport event were awarded, but were not computed in the overall medal table.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 4 1 1 6
2  Mongolia (MGL) 0 1 1 2
3  Japan (JPN) 0 1 0 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 1 0 1
5  Norway (NOR) 0 0 2 2
Total 4 4 4 12

References

  1. ^ "Taipei Wins Right to Host 2017 Summer Universiade". 
  2. ^ Gerber, Abraham (June 23, 2015). "Universiade will not be held at Taipei Dome: Ko". Taipei Times. Taipei. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Logo / Slogan / Mascot". 
  4. ^ Lin, Sean (31 January 2016). "'Monkey-gourd' lantern panned". Taipei Times. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ "Embrace the World with You". Official website. 
  6. ^ "Addressing of president at Universiade comes under spotlight - Politics - FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS". Retrieved 2017. 
  7. ^ "China Stealth Boycott Looms for Taiwan's Biggest Sporting Event". 17 July 2017. Retrieved 2017 - via www.bloomberg.com. 
  8. ^ "China opts out of Taipei Universiade team events". Retrieved 2017. 
  9. ^ "Taipei Universiade: Universiade says it respects Uganda's China position". Taipei Times. 2017-08-16. 
  10. ^ "Scan of Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Letter to the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports". Norman Katende, Twitter. 2017-08-13. 
  11. ^ "Uganda withdraws from Taipei Universiade competition". Taiwan News. 2017-08-15. 
  12. ^ "Finally rectified sorted out. Overaction and misunderstanding cleared". @pennykabs, Twitter. 2017-08-14. 
  13. ^ "It is official team Uganda is on the way to the 29th Universiade". @pennykabs, Twitter. 2017-08-16. 
  14. ^ a b "Protests, rumours of terrorist attack, mar opening of university games in Taipei". South China Morning Post. 
  15. ^ "Taipei Universiade: Protests dominate first day of Games". Taipei Times. 
  16. ^ TVBS. "??!????? ??????????????|TVBS???". TVBS. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "?????????? ?????????????FISU???? | ???? | 20170901 | ????". ???? (in Chinese). Retrieved . 
  18. ^ "Sports". Taipei 2017. Retrieved 2015. 
  19. ^ "Medal count - 2017 Summer Universiade medal standings". 2017 Summer Universiade Organizing Committee. Retrieved 2017. 

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