Summer World University Games

Sport Multiple sports
Competition Category Multi-Sport Games
Years 1959—2021
Editions 31
Competitors 17182
Countries 131

Known as Summer Universiade up to 2020.

The 1969 edition was scheduled to be held in Lisboa (POR) but postponed by one year and moved to Torino.

The 1975 edition was scheduled to be hosted by Beograd (YUG).

The 1989 edition was scheduled to be hosted by São Paulo (BRA).

The 2019 edition was scheduled to be hosted by Brasília (BRA).

The 2021 edition originally scheduled from 16 to 27 August 2021 was first postponed to 26 June to 7 July 2022 and later to 2023 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The originally 2023 edition scheduled from 8 to 19 August 2023 in Yekaterinburg (RUS) was cancelled due to Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine.

Editions

Edition Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1959 Summer Universiade Torino ITA 26 August – 7 September 1959 47 276 21
1961 Summer Universiade Sofia BUL 25 August – 3 September 1961 55 253 20
1963 Summer Universiade Porto Alegre BRA 30 August – 8 September 1963 66 278 21
1965 Summer Universiade Budapest HUN 20 – 30 August 1965 60 356 18
1967 Summer Universiade Tokyo JPN 27 August – 4 September 1967 68 237 19
1970 Summer Universiade Torino ITA 26 August – 6 September 1970 68 375 23
1973 Summer Universiade Moskva URS 15 – 25 August 1973 79 360 29
1975 Summer Universiade Roma ITA 18 – 21 September 1975 35 116 18
1977 Summer Universiade Sofia BUL 17 – 28 August 1977 79 306 22
1979 Summer Universiade Ciudad de México MEX 2 – 13 September 1979 83 330 29
1981 Summer Universiade București ROU 19 – 30 July 1981 91 387 28
1983 Summer Universiade Edmonton CAN 1 – 12 July 1983 92 368 28
1985 Summer Universiade Kobe JPN 24 August – 4 September 1985 97 634 43
1987 Summer Universiade Zagreb YUG 8 – 19 July 1987 99 442 31
1989 Summer Universiade Duisburg GER 22 – 30 August 1989 43 184 25
1991 Summer Universiade Sheffield GBR 14 – 25 July 1991 109 415 33
1993 Summer Universiade Buffalo USA 8 – 18 July 1993 104 499 46
1995 Summer Universiade Fukuoka JPN 23 August – 3 September 1995 109 827 63
1997 Summer Universiade Catania ITA 20 – 31 August 1997 111 442 37
1999 Summer Universiade Palma de Mallorca ESP 3 – 13 July 1999 106 462 41
2001 Summer Universiade Beijing CHN 22 August – 1 September 2001 131 503 47
2003 Summer Universiade Daegu KOR 21 – 31 August 2003 132 782 45
2005 Summer Universiade İzmir TUR 11 – 22 August 2005 133 565 49
2007 Summer Universiade Bangkok THA 8 – 18 August 2007 138 724 55
2009 Summer Universiade Beograd SRB 1 – 12 July 2009 143 979 54
2011 Summer Universiade Shenzhen CHN 12 – 23 August 2011 178 1369 68
2013 Summer Universiade Kazan RUS 6 – 17 July 2013 168 1433 74
2015 Summer Universiade Gwangju KOR 3 – 14 July 2015 158 1409 63
2017 Summer Universiade Taipei TPE 19 – 30 August 2017 174 1880 82
2019 Summer Universiade Napoli ITA 3 – 14 July 2019 150 1148 59
2021 Summer World University Games Chengdu CHN 28 July – 8 August 2023 158 1693 64

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 United States USA 491 426 358 1275
2 China CHN 397 247 177 821
3 Soviet Union URS 331 266 211 808
4 Russia RUS 275 238 232 745
5 Japan JPN 245 300 359 904
6 Ukraine UKR 140 130 114 384
7 Italy ITA 124 132 159 415
8 Romania ROU 100 93 107 300
9 Germany GER 96 128 156 380
10 South Korea KOR 95 77 93 265
11 Poland POL 92 85 82 259
12 Hungary HUN 73 62 66 201
13 Great Britain GBR 63 87 99 249
14 Australia AUS 53 49 71 173
15 Cuba CUB 51 54 44 149
16 Canada CAN 41 89 114 244
17 France FRA 35 64 85 184
18 Chinese Taipei TPE 34 52 72 158
19 Belarus BLR 34 40 37 111
20 South Africa RSA 34 40 34 108
21 North Korea PRK 33 26 33 92
22 Brazil BRA 31 38 65 134
23 Bulgaria BUL 30 28 32 90
24 Mexico MEX 26 46 33 105
25 Turkey TUR 23 26 27 76
26 East Germany GDR 23 21 19 63
27 Yugoslavia YUG 19 22 17 58
28 Kazakhstan KAZ 16 27 17 60
29 Netherlands NED 15 34 25 74
30 Czech Republic CZE 15 18 34 67
31 Jamaica JAM 14 16 12 42
32 Lithuania LTU 14 13 13 40
33 Spain ESP 13 18 29 60
34 Portugal POR 13 16 7 36
35 Finland FIN 13 14 17 44
36 Czechoslovakia TCH 12 19 24 55
37 Nigeria NGR 12 11 11 34
38 Austria AUT 11 9 20 40
39 Belgium BEL 10 13 19 42
40 New Zealand NZL 10 13 11 34
41 Thailand THA 10 9 30 49
42 Morocco MAR 9 9 6 24
43 Kenya KEN 8 8 9 25
44 Serbia SRB 8 7 9 24
45 Slovakia SVK 7 8 4 19
46 Latvia LAT 7 5 4 16
47 Azerbaijan AZE 7 5 1 13
48 Switzerland SUI 6 10 15 31
49 Ireland IRL 6 7 9 22
50 Uganda UGA 6 5 3 14
51 Estonia EST 6 4 5 15
52 Iran IRI 6 4 2 12
53 Armenia ARM 6 2 2 10
54 Dominican Republic DOM 6 2 0 8
55 Slovenia SLO 5 8 7 20
56 India IND 5 4 8 17
= Sweden SWE 5 4 8 17
58 Serbia and Montenegro SCG 4 3 2 9
59 Hong Kong HKG 4 1 6 11
60 Greece GRE 3 8 9 20
61 Algeria ALG 3 7 8 18
62 Indonesia INA 3 2 4 9
= Republic of Moldova MDA 3 2 4 9
64 Croatia CRO 2 2 7 11
65 Ivory Coast CIV 2 1 3 6
66 Ghana GHA 2 0 1 3
67 Israel ISR 1 5 2 8
= Senegal SEN 1 5 2 8
69 Egypt EGY 1 4 4 9
70 Norway NOR 1 2 3 6
71 Uzbekistan UZB 1 2 0 3
72 Botswana BOT 1 1 2 4
73 Luxembourg LUX 1 1 1 3
74 Barbados BAR 1 1 0 2
= Philippines PHI 1 1 0 2
76 Kyrgyzstan KGZ 1 0 2 3
= Madagascar MAD 1 0 2 3
78 Bermuda BER 1 0 1 2
79 Honduras HON 1 0 0 1
= Montenegro MNE 1 0 0 1
= Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN 1 0 0 1
82 Malaysia MAS 0 4 12 16
83 Cyprus CYP 0 3 5 8
84 Burkina Faso BUR 0 3 0 3
85 Ecuador ECU 0 2 0 2
86 Denmark DEN 0 1 4 5
87 Bahamas BAH 0 1 3 4
88 Argentina ARG 0 1 2 3
= Peru PER 0 1 2 3
= Tunisia TUN 0 1 2 3
91 Chile CHI 0 1 1 2
= Mozambique MOZ 0 1 1 2
= Qatar QAT 0 1 1 2
94 Albania ALB 0 1 0 1
= Independent Participant INP 0 1 0 1
= Namibia NAM 0 1 0 1
= Sierra Leone SLE 0 1 0 1
= Tanzania TAN 0 1 0 1
= Trinidad and Tobago TTO 0 1 0 1
100 Ethiopia ETH 0 0 2 2
= Georgia GEO 0 0 2 2
= Puerto Rico PUR 0 0 2 2
103 Mongolia MGL 0 0 1 1
= North Macedonia MKD 0 0 1 1
= Panama PAN 0 0 1 1