South Korean President Park Geun-hye has officially opened this year's Summer Universiade during a ceremony in Gwangju devoted to youth tonight.
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International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Claude-Louis Gallien has arrived in Gwangju ahead of this Summer’s Universiade, due to begin on Friday (July 3) and runs through to July 14.
South Korean Prime Minister holds meeting to discuss MERS precautions for Gwangju 2015 as Athletes' Village opens
South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn has held a meeting in Seoul to discuss measures aimed towards supporting the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade, which is due to begin next Friday (July 3), with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus a key area of conversation.
The Gwangju 2015 Universiade Torch has arrived in the South Jeolla Province as the countdown to the start of the event gets ever closer.
Gwangju 2015 have allowed media to access the Summer Universiade Athletes’ Village prior to its official opening on June 26.
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.