Global$B!](BSized expectations.One World through the Student Olympics.
Youths from around the world gather to compete in the Universiade,a
world wide sports event for students sponsored by FISU.This biennial
event is held the year before and the year after the Olympics, and
features both summer and winter games.The goal of the games is to
develop university sports and to promote physical
education. Generally,any amateur athlete between 17 and 27
inclusive,who is a university student or has graduated from university
within the previous year is qualified to participate.
Academic and cultural exchanges
During the Universiade Games,various cultural and academic events are
scheduled , such as music festivals,theaters,art exhibitions and
international symposiums.Exciting events involving both athletes and
Fukuoka citizens will take place throughout the city. The CESU
Conference, held in conjunction with the Universiade Games,Will be
attended by researchers from around the globe. Under the main
theme,Sport and Man :Creating a New Vision,the conference will be held
for three days starting on August 24,1995.Twenty lecturers are invited
from both within Japan and from abroad for the five symposiums.Various
types of presentations, including those solicited from the general
public,and a coaching clinic and coaching summit are planned.
Outline of Universiade '95 Fukuoka
More than 6000 athletes and officials from 130 nations and regions are
expected to participate. Fukuoka is preparing itself to be the stage
for record breaking feats.
Period : August 23 ( Wed ) - September 3 ( Mon ),1995;12 days
Events : athletics,basketball,fencing,gymnastics,swimming,diving,waterpolo,
tennis,volleyball,football,judo and baseball (twelve)
Sites : 24 venues(Fukuoka City,21;Munakata City,1;Kasuga City,2)
Gold medalists at the Universiade and Olympics.
Suzuki won medals for 100M and 200m back stroke at the 1985 Kobe Games
and the 1987 Zagreb Games.His powerful 100M back stroke enabled him to
become a gold medalist at the Seoul Olympics.
Biondi broke the world record for the 100M free style at the 1985 Kobe
Games. He went on to win a gold medal in the 100M free style at the
1988 Seoul Olympics.
Yung-jo Whang (South Korea)
Whang broke the Universiade record for the men's marathon at the 1991
Sheffield Games. The following year, he won a gold medal at the 1992