Taipei gears up to host the Summer Universiade 2017


Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan will be hosting the 2017 Summer Universiade, an international multi-sport event, organised for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

The Universiade is staged every two years in different cities. The Summer Universiade consists of 14 compulsory sports and up to three optional sports chosen by the host country which includes Archery, Athletics, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Artistic Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Judo, Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and Volleyball.

The 12 days sports event is the only summer multi-sport event in the world that connects students at both academic and athletic levels and is broadcasted by more than 100 TV channels.

Talking about the event, Ko Wen-je, Mayor of Taipei commented, “This is a very exciting opportunity for Taipei in terms of growth in tourism and visibility in the sporting arena. We are expecting a large number of tourists and participants from India during the event. We invite tourists from India to come and enjoy the city of Taipei and everything that it has to offer in terms of a buzzing night-life, cosmopolitan culture, fantastic food and historical sites apart from a world class sporting infrastructure.”