|Started||Thu Jan 27, 2011|
|Ended||Sun Feb 6, 2011|
About the Universiade
The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is organised by FISU http://www.fisu.net (Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire/International University Sports Federation). It is staged every two years, with Winter and Summer Universiade’s being held in the same year.
The Winter Universiade consists of 7 compulsory sports (Alpine skiing - Snowboarding - Nordic skiing composed of jump, cross country & combined - Curling - Ice Hockey - Short-Track Speed Skating - Figure Skating - Biathlon) and one or two optional sports also chosen by the host country.
The Universiades are open to all student athletes that have not been out of university or its equivalent for more than a year and that are between 17 and 28 years old. Any association which belongs to FISU (http://www.fisu.net/en/NUSF-Member-Associations-522.html) may enter a team or an individual competitor. Entries are accepted from any country which is eligible for the Olympic Games and from any national federation which is affiliated to an appropriate International Federation.
Curling Competition in Erzurum, Turkey
Ten student women’s and ten student men’s Teams will take part in the curling event.
Women’s Teams: Canada, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, Poland, Russia and Turkey
Men’s Teams: Canada, Czech Republic, Great Britain, Korea, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and USA
Harbin (China) 2009 Winter Universiade Champions:
Men: Gold - Sweden (Skip Niklas Edin), Silver – Norway (Thomas Løvold), Bronze – China (Fengchun Wang)
Women: Gold – China (Skip Bingyu Wang), Silver – Canada (Hollie Nicol), Bronze – Russia (Liudmila Privikova)