27th Summer Universiade in Kazan,

July 6-17 2013


The first Summer Universiade in Turin in 1959 featured 7 sports. A little more than 50 years later Kazan sets a record in terms of the number of sports included in its Summer Universiade sports programme. For the first time in WUG history, 27 sports will be contested at the 2013 Games. Apart from 13 compulsory sports, such as athletics, basketball, fencing, football, artistic gymnastics, judo, swimming, diving, water polo, table tennis, tennis and volleyball, 14 optional sports are included in the Kazan 2013 sports programme: boxing, shooting, synchronous swimming, rowing, canoe sprint, sambo, wrestling, belt wrestling, chess, weightlifting, rugby 7, field hockey, badminton, beach volleyball. Five of the already mentioned sports – belt wrestling, rugby 7, sambo, symchronised swimming, boxing - will make a debut at the 2013 Summer Universiade. Read more