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Athletes' village opens at Gwangju Universiade
Jun 25, 2015
A ceremony to mark the opening of the athletes' village for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade will be held in Gwangju on June 26. The ceremony will be held in the central plaza adorned with flags of participating nations and will include a briefing on the progress of t...


Athletes' village at Gwangju Universiade ready to open
Jun 24, 2015
The athletes' village for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade will start receiving visitors on June 25. Venezuelan athletes and officials will be the first to arrive in Korea. Some 50 athletes from the South American nation and other athletes from South Africa will arrive...


Korea helps paralympian hopefuls
Jun 23, 2015
From Rwanda in Africa, Ecuador in South America and Malaysia in Asia, a total of 56 young parasport athletes from ten countries have visited Korea. They will participate in the “Youth Para Sports Camp,” slated for June 22 to July 1 at the Icheon Training Center run...


Team Korea writes new history page
Jun 18, 2015
Korean players on the women’s national soccer team celebrate after beating Spain 2-1 on June 17 in Ottawa. It was the final group game for both teams in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada. The Korean national women’s football team has achieved its first aim in the wome...


Stamp arrives for Gwangju Universiade
Jun 17, 2015
Commemorative postage stamps will be issued on June 23 for the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade that will begin on July 3. There are two different sets: a whole paper set that consists of 16 stamps and a smaller set that has four stamps. A total of 162,500 sets, or 1.4 mi...


Gwangju Universiade hosts photo contest
Jun 16, 2015
A photography competition to introduce popular tourist attractions and restaurants in and around Gwangju is now underway, as the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade will kick off next month. The photo contest will run from June 15 to 28. Those who want to participate in the e...


Ji ‘Messi’ as seen from outside
Jun 15, 2015
The eyes of global media are focusing on Korean female footballer Ji So-yun. On June 5, The Independent, a British daily, placed the player among six key players at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, currently underway in Toronto, Vancouver and elsewhere. The midfiel...


FISU releases official statement of MERS-CoV outbreak
Jun 15, 2015
“The MERS outbreak which has been quite limited will not have any effect on the games” As the opening of the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, is getting closer, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Medical Committee released an official ...


Jeju Island lights up for Universiade torch relay
Jun 15, 2015
On June 4, the Gwangju Universiade torch relay began its 22 day journey in Jeju Island at Seongsan Ilchulbong. The torch relay started with exciting cultural events which include musical and traditional dance performances at the Seongsan Ilchulbong plaza. The Seogwipo City Vi...

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“U are Shining” opens Gwangju Summer Universiade
Jun 08, 2015
A presentation revealing the details of the opening and closing ceremonies of the upcoming 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade was given on June 3 at the Plaza Hotel in Seoul. The two ceremonies will have an array of artists, each representing parts of Korea’s rich traditions throug...