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2017/8/11

10 Questions about the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, Taiwan

Q1. What is “The Universiade”?

The Universiade is a biannual international sporting event organized for university level athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). It’s kind of like the Olympics, but for university level athletes.

 

Q2. Where does the word “Universiade” come from?

Universiade is a combination of the words “University" and “Olympiad". It’s also known as the the World University Games or World Student Games.

 

Q3. What are the events?

Ranging from Archery to Wushu, Universiade competitions include a number of aquatic events, basketball, fencing, football, gymnastics and more. Martial arts include Wushu, Taekwondo and Judo. There will also be some demonstration events as well.
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