The provisional sports competition schedule for next year's Summer Universiade in Gwangju has been released by organisers.
A draft schedule had been proposed in June of last year and, through close communication with the International University Sports Federation (FISU), organisers have come up with the complete sports competition schedule, which will be finalised after receiving approval during the FISU Executive meeting scheduled to take place in October.
Athletes will compete in 21 sports during the Games and the action is scheduled to get underway on July 2, 2015, a day before the official Opening Ceremony, with the start of the football and water polo competitions.
Water polo is the only sport that will see action take place on every day of the Universiade, due to take place until July 14.
Athletics and swimming will provide the most gold medals with 50 and 42 respectively followed by shooting with 34 and 23 in taekwondo.
The smallest number of gold medals that can be won in individual sports is badminton with six, while only one gold is available in baseball with the men's competition.
The most number of gold medals will be won on the seventh day of the Games - July 9 - where a total of 37 gold medals will be won across seven sports.
Athletics will be handing out 12 gold medals, while seven will be won in swimming, six in shooting, five in diving, four in taekwondo, two in fencing and one in baseball.
"Overall Games preparations based on the complete sports competition schedule, as well as operational readiness in all necessary categories will be made thoroughly in order to host a successful Gwangju Universiade next year," said Kim Yoon-suk, secretary general of the Gwangju 2015 Universiade Organising Committee..
More than 20,000 participants from 170 countries are expected to be competing in Gwangju next year.
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