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31st World University Games

31st World University Games:

The 31st World University Game was held in Chengdu, China, where India has won a total of 26 medals across 4 disciplines with highest medal count at the World University Games.

  • Many of the athletes who won the Medals come from Khelo India Scheme and Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS).
  • It had to be held in 2021, the World University Games had to be rescheduled twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • World University Game also known as “Universiade,” is an international multi-sport event specifically for university athletes.
  • It is organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
  • FISU is the governing body that oversees and organizes the Universiade events.
  • FISU is responsible for coordinating the host cities and ensuring that the games are conducted in accordance with the organization’s principles and regulations.
  • The Universiade is held every two years and features a wide range of sports similar to the Olympic Games.
  • It includes both summer and winter editions,
  • With the summer Universiade typically featuring sports like athletics, swimming, basketball, soccer, and more,
  • While the winter Universiade includes sports like skiing, ice hockey, figure skating, and others.