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A Different Universiade
In keeping with the slogan of the Universiade "Start Hereā€”Make a Difference," enjoying the games, communicating and celebrating became as important as the athletes' gold medals. Emphasizing a "youthful, concise, low-carbon and less disruptive" competition was also a great innovation in the concept of big sporting events
Young City, Big Party

With none of the usual hoop-la, no fireworks, no grand performances by celebrities and superstars, the Shenzhen Summer Universiade lowered the curtain with a big party for youth and college students on August 23

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Realizing Dreams
Showcasing the abilities of the world's youth
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Scenes From the Spectacle
Athletes at the World University Games in Shenzhen took part not only in sports events but also in a series of cultural and recreational activities
Universiade in Numbers

- Events: The Universiade had 24 sports and 306 events , including 22 Olympic sports and 2 non-Olympic sports: chess and aerobics.

- Gold medals: 306

- Participants: nearly 8,000 athletes and 4,036 officials from 152 countries and regions

- Journalists: 3,156 registered reporters from 331 news agencies, of whom 342 were overseas journalists from 47 countries and regions

- Volunteers: 1.28 million volunteers and 818 volunteer stations

- Cultural activities: 84 stage performances and 36 exhibitions

- Renovation: 355 afforesting projects and 824 parks

(Source: the official website of the Universiade 2011)

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