Winter Universiade

Russia romp to further success in Slovakia

By Michael Pavitt

Russia continued their imperious form in Slovakia at the Winter Universiade ©FISUThe fourth day of competition at the 2015 Winter Universiade in Slovakia saw four medal events take place and Russia continued their domination by winning 10 of the 12 medals up for grabs.

Russia on top on third day of Winter Universiade as Fialkova claims home success

By Paul Osborne

Yaroslav Ivanov led a Russian clean sweep in the men's 10km biathlon at the Winter Universiade ©FISURussian biathletes dominated the men's 10 kilometre sprint on the third day of competition at the 2015 Winter Universiade, securing a clean-sweep of medals in Osrblie, Slovakia.

First Nordic combined gold awarded at Winter Universiade as Russia dominate cross country skiing

By Michael Pavitt

Russian teams finished first and second in the cross country mixed sprint ©FISUThe first day of cross-country skiing at the Winter Universiade saw Russia among the medals in the individual events, so it was no surprise that they enjoyed further success in the first team competition on day two, while the first Nordic combined medals were award in Štrbské Pleso, Slovakia.

First medals of 2015 Winter Universiade won in Slovakia

By Michael Pavitt

Kazakhstan claimed gold in the biathlon and cross country skiing ©FISUŠtrbské Pleso and Osrblie in Slovakia hosted the first events of the 27th Winter Universiade, with gold medals being won in biathlon and cross country skiing, with Kazakhstan, Russia and the Ukraine enjoying success.

First of two Winter Universiade Opening Ceremonies to begin in Slovakia

By Michael Pavitt

Granada will start hosting the event from February 4 ©Granada2015Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie in Slovakia is hosting the first of two Opening Ceremonies at this years' Winter Universiade tonight, with the venue due to stage Nordic and Biathlon events, while the official opening will take place in Granada, Spain, next month.

Tissot named official timekeeper of 2015 Winter Universiade

By Paul Osborne

Tissot has been announced as the official timekeeper of the 2015 Winter Universiade ©FISUSwiss watch manufacturer Tissot has been announced as the official timekeeper of the 2015 Winter Universiade in Granada.

Lucerne pin hopes on financial support from Swiss Government for 2021 Winter Universiade bid

By Zjan Shirinian

Financial backing from the Siwss Government is needed for a Lucerne bid for the 2021 Winter Universiade to happen ©Getty ImagesPolitical chiefs in Lucerne are pinning their hopes on the financial backing of the Swiss Government to set the wheels in motion for a bid to stage the 2021 Winter Universiade.

Maribor forced to pay compensation to FISU over cancellation of 2013 Winter Universiade

By Gary Anderson

March 4 - Maribor has reportedly been forced to pay compensation to FISU after having the 2013 Winter Universiade taken away ©Getty Images The Municipality of Maribor has been forced to pay compensation to the International Federation of University Sports (FISU) after the Slovenian city was unable to stage the 2013 Winter Universiade.

Trentino 2013 praised by FISU President at Closing Ceremony

By Gary Anderson at Alba di Canazei in Trento

December 21 - Trentino 2013 President Sergio Anesi extinguishes the ceremonial flame to mark the closing of the 26th Winter Universiade ©Alice Russolo/Trentino 2013 UniversiadeThe 26th Winter Universiade came to a close here tonight with International University Sports (FISU) President Claude-Louis Gallien declaring them a huge success.
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