The Universiades (the name is a combination of the words ‘university’ and ‘Olympiad’) are multi-sport events resembling the Olympic Games, and are held in odd-numbered years. The World University Championships are single sport events held in even-numbered years.
Staged in various cities throughout the world, the events provide a great opportunity for elite-level student-athletes to compete on the international stage.
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SUMMER UNIVERSIADE (WORLD UNIVERSITY SUMMER GAMES)
The Summer Universiade is held every two years under the banner of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Teams chosen to represent the Australian UniRoos at the Summer Universiade are selected in consultation with National Sporting Organisations.
The Summer Universiade involves competitions in 15 compulsory sports, and up to three (3) optional sports as determined by the host nation.
Compulsory sports include: archery, artistic gymnastics, athletics, basketball, diving, fencing, football, judo, rhythmic gymnastics, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, and water polo.
WINTER UNIVERSIADE (WORLD UNIVERSITY WINTER GAMES)
The FISU-hosted Winter Universiade is held every two years, with selection determined by Australia’s National Sporting Organisations.
There are eight (8) compulsory sports that make up the Winter Universiade, and up to three (3) optional sports as determined by the host nation.
Compulsory sports include: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, short track speed skating, snowboard, and freestyle skiing (compulsory sport, starting in 2021).
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WORLD UNIVERSITY CHAMPIONSHIPS
In 1963, FISU launched the World University Championship series, with single sport competitions now staged throughout the year in different countries across the globe.
The World University Championships programme currently includes 34 sports, such as: 3 v 3 basketball, archery, beach volleyball, canoe sprint, cross country, cycling, karate, netball, orienteering, rowing, Rugby 7’s, sailing, shooting, triathlon, water ski, and weightlifting.
Australian UniRoos selection is determined by National Sporting Organisations.
2–12 March 2019
Winter Universiade, Russia
3–14 July 2019
Summer Universiade, Italy