Trentino 2013

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.

Canada make it three-in-a-row as they claim ice hockey title at Trentino 2013

By Gary Anderson at Pergrine Valsugana in Trento

December 20 - Canada made it three Universiade titles in succession today after crushing Russia in the women's final ©Enrico Pretto/Trentino 2013 UniversiadeOn the penultimate day of action at the 26th Winter Universiade here, Canada's women's ice hockey team claimed their third consecutive title with an emphatic victory over Russia.

South Korea ends speed skating programme at Trentino 2013 with double gold in team pursuits

By Gary Anderson at Baselga di Pine in Trento

December 19 - The South Korean mens speed skating team stand atop the podium after taking their country's fourth speed skating gold today ©Roberto Bombarda/Trentino 2013 UniversiadeSouth Korea's men and women brought the speed skating competitions at the 26th Winter Universiade to a close by claiming both team pursuit events here. 

Universiades fundamental to developing next generation of elite athletes claims British Chef de Mission

By Gary Anderson at Baselga di Pine in Trento

December 19 - Universiades have helped develop British elite athletes such as London 2012 champion Jessica Ennis-Hill ©AFP/Getty ImagesWith past competitors including Olympic champions Jessica Ennis-Hill and Amy Williams, Universiades are a fundamental stepping stone for many athletes with aspirations of competing at the highest level, according to Trentino 2013 Chef de Mission Neil Rogers.

American Keeney and Finland's Leinonen claim first Winter Universiade slopestyle crowns

By Gary Anderson at Monte Bondone in Trento

December 18 - Today saw the first ever Winter Universiade medals handed out for slopestyle skiing at Trentino 2013 ©Daniele Mosna/Trentino 2013 UniversiadeAlexis Keeney of the United States and Finland's Kalle Leinonen made history here today as they claimed the first ever women's and men's Winter Universiade slopestyle titles at Trentino 2013.

Eurosport claims viewing figures for Trentino 2013 three-times those for last Winter Universiade

By Gary Anderson at the Grand Hotel Trento

December 18 - Eurosport claims that TV audience figures have tripled at Trentino 2013 compared to Ezurum 2011 ©Federico Modica/Trentino 2013 UniversiadeEurosport has claimed viewing figures for the opening six days of the 26th Winter Universiade here have tripled compared to the same period for the previous Games in Ezurum, Turkey, two years ago.

Gold and Universiade record for home favourite Nenzi at Trentino 2013

By Gary Anderson at Baselga di Pine in Trento

December 17 - Mirko Giacomo Nenzi was the hero for Italy as he took gold and set a Universiade record today in Baselga di Pine ©Beppo Cadrobbi/Trentino 2013 UniversiadeItaly's Mirko Giacomo Nenzi thrilled the home crowds here at the Ice Rink in Baselga di Pine today as he skated his way to 1,000 metre gold, setting a Winter Universiade record in the process at Trentino 2013.

Shimizu soars to second Trentino 2013 gold for Japan while Almoukov makes history for Australia

By Gary Anderson in Predazzo in Trento

December 16 - Japan's Aguri Shimizu soared to victory in Predazzo tonight to retain his Nordic combined title ©Pierre Teyssot/Trentino 2013 UniversiadeAguri Shimizu prevailed on the ski slope of here ttake gold in the Nordic combined mass start competition, winning Japan's second gold of Trentino 2013, while Alexei Kalievich Almoukov won Australia's first ever medal at a Winter Universiade.
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