North Korea have opted to boycott next month’s Summer Universiade in the South Korean city of Gwangju in protest against the opening of a United Nations (UN) office in Seoul monitoring the human rights record of its capital Pyongyang.
Gwangju 2015 seeks to assure safety of Summer Universiade participants amid MERS outbreak in South Korea
Gwangju 2015 chairman Yoon Jang-hyun has seeked to assure Summer Universiade participants that the host city is safe from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), claiming each country’s athletes and delegations “will be thoroughly protected” from the moment of their entry into South Korea till their departure.
The University Sports Federation of Hong Kong (USFHK) has given its athletes until Thursday (June 18) to decide whether they wish to compete at Gwangju 2015 amid the threat of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) have played down the potential risk of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS) outbreak in South Korea, ahead of next month’s Summer Universiade in the city of Gwangju.
Gwangju 2015 reveal Opening and Closing Ceremony plans as Universiade countdown reaches 30 days to go
Gwangju 2015 have announced the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Summer Universiade will feature a blend of South Korea’s traditions and pop culture, after revealing their plans at an official event at Plaza Hotel in Seoul.
Gwangju 2015 has begun a series of nationwide campaigns with the Opening Ceremony barely a month away.
Gwangju 2015 has taken Seoul Tent Corporation on board as an official partner to provide temporary construction for this year’s Universiade.
Gwangju 2015 secretary general Kim Yoon-suk passed the Universiade Torch to International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach at an event held to mark the second International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
The Gwangju Universiade 2015 Heads of Delegation (HOD) meeting drew to a close with a series of venue inspections and a question and answer session, in the South Korean city.
Eric Saintrond, secretary general of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), has promised the governing body will do its best to support inter-Korean cooperation ahead of Gwangju 2015.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) have concluded their latest inspection of Gwangju ahead of this year’s Summer Universiade, due to begin the South Korean city on July 3.
Gwangju 2015 has added East Asian supermarket Lotte Mart to its growing list of partners as an official supplier.
Gwangju 2015 is receiving a visit from inspectors from the International University Sports Federation (FISU) less than 100 days before the 28th Summer Universiade is due to open.
North Korea have confirmed their participation at this year's Summer Universiade in Gwangju but hopes that a united Korean team may take part in the Games have faded.
Romania has launched a joint bid from Bucharest and Cluj to host the 2021 Summer Universiade.