Summer Universiade

Gwangju 2015 Main Operation Centre to be fit for purpose by March

By Daniel Etchells

A total of 74 venue operations will be overseen by the Gwangju 2015 Main Operation Centre ©Gwangju 2015 Gwangju 2015 has started to set up the Summer Universiade's Main Operation Centre (MOC) after completing its reorganisation process, they have revealed. 

Gwangju 2015 hit with huge budget cut ahead of Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne

The budget for the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade has been cut ©Gwangju 2015The budget for the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade has been cut by KRW11.1 billion (£6.7 million/$10 million/€8.8 milion) for the 2015 fiscal year.

Bidding process for 2019 Summer Universiade reopened after Brasilia's withdrawal

By Daniel Etchells

The bidding process for the 2019 Summer Universiade has reopened after Brasilia pulled out of hosting the event ©Getty ImagesBidding for the 2019 Summer Universiade has reopened following Brasilia's withdrawal from hosting the event, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has announced.

Gwangju 2015 appoints new online bloggers to help promote Summer Universiade

By Paul Osborne 

New online bloggers have been appointed for the Gwangju 2015 blog site ©Gwangju 2015Gwangju 2015 has today appointed 25 new online bloggers to help promote the Summer Universiade over the coming months.

Brasilia pull out of hosting 2019 Summer Universiade

By Daniel Etchells

Brasilia will not host the 2019 Summer Universiade, according to Hélio Doyle, the Federal District Government's chief of staff and transition coordinator ©Getty ImagesThe 2019 Summer Universiade will not take place in Brasilia as planned according to a leading official within the city's Federal District Government.

Gwangju 2015 complete two-month venue operation plan inspection

By Paul Osborne

The Gwangju 2015 Organising Committee has held a debrief after its two month venue inspection operation ©Gwangju 2015Venue construction is more than 80 per cent complete for the remaining facilities ahead of the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade, it has been announced.

Summer Universiade promoted at launch of Gwangju Ice Skating Rink

By Paul Osborne 

Gwangju 2015 organisers were at the opening of the the Gwangju Square Ice Skating Rink to promote next years Games ©Gwangju 2015South Korean officals were in full festive spirit when they visited the opening of the Gwangju Square Ice Skating Rink to promote next year's Summer Universiade Games in the city. 

Gwangju 2015 signs agreement to ensure athlete healthcare outside Athletes' Village

By Daniel Etchells

Yoon Jang-hyun (left), Gwangju 2015 President, and Taek-Rim Yoon (right), Chonnam National University Hospital director, at the signing of the agreement ©Gwangju 2015Gwangju 2015 has signed an agreement with 56 hospitals and medical organisations to ensure athlete delegations have access to healthcare outside the Athletes' Village during the Summer Universiade. 

Gwangju 2015 names IT Contest prize winners

By Paul Osborne

Gwangju 2015 has named the seven teams to have won prizes in the Gwangju 2015 IT Contest ©Gwangju 2015Gwangju 2015, organisers of next year's Summer Universiade, has named the seven teams to have won prizes in its IT Contest.
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