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30th Summer Universiade

Napoli (ITA), 3 - 14 July 2019

 

Napoli 2019 welcomes the world to the Summer Universiade’s 60th birthday

Sitting just south of Rome, Napoli is primed to combine the dynamism of university sport with the region’s culture and history. It’s particularly fitting that an Italian city should host the 30th edition of the event as the Summer Universiade got its start six decades ago in Torino.

 

 

 

The city’s historic centre, Centro Storico, and natural splendors like nearby Amalfi Coast will play an ideal supporting role to university student athletes in action. Just imagine playing for the Universiade tennis title beside the Gulf of Napoli beachfront, with the shadow of Mount Vesuvius to one side and the island of Capri to the other. As a backdrop for competitive summer sport it doesn’t get more impressive than this.

 

It’s not all UNESCO World Heritage sites and wood-fired pizzerias in Napoli. Sports are a way of life in Italy’s third-largest city. Walking along the famously narrow streets of Napoli, pickup football games spring up in unexpected corners of the city as passionate fans crowd around café televisions whenever S.S.C Napoli and other teams play.

 

Italy's Irene Siragusa won two Universiade sprint medals in the lead-up to Napoli 2019, including gold in the 200m dash 

From the hub of the city to the whole of the region, there are plenty of options for people to either participate in or watch from the sidelines as a sports spectator.

 

The 2019 Summer Universiade hosts are prepared to run an efficient operation – one that leaves refurbished sports venues throughout the Campania Region for people to enjoy for years. With the passion of sports pulsing through the city, Napoli 2019 should add further inspiration to add sports to people’s daily lives, particularly on the university campus.

 

Even when the Universiade flame is extinguished, the Napoli Summer Universiade is poised to leave a shining legacy.

 

 

Key Facts about the Napoli Summer Universiade