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1981, 10th Winter Universiade

Jaca, Spain - February 23rd to March 4th, 1981

 

Mascot

Name: COPICO

Artist: Julian Santamaria

History: Nickname given to the artist when he was a little kid learning to ski at a very early age. 'Copico' is derived from copa de nieve, Spanish for snowflake.

 

1983, 11th Winter Universiade

Sofia, Bulgaria - February 17th to 27th, 1983

 

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1985, 12th Winter Universiade

Belluno, Italy - February 16th to 24th, 1985

 

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1987, 13th Winter Universiade

Strbske Plesko, Czechoslovakia - February 21st to 28th, 1987

 

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1989, 14th Winter Universiade

Sofia, Bulgaria - March 2nd to 12th, 1989

 

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1991, 15th Winter Universiade

Sapporo, Japan - March 2nd to 12th, 1991

 

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Name: SAPPY

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History: The mascot depicts a Yezo deer. The Yezo deer lives in the extreme climatic conditions of the north. Its name was solicited publicly and 'Sappy' a name suggested by a housewife of the Fukushima Prefecture was selected after strict screening.

 

1993, 16th Winter Universiade

Zakopane, Poland - February 6th to 14th, 1993

 

Mascot

Name: SABLIK

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History: Sablik depicts a marmot. The Zakopane marmot, a moutain rodent, is a protected species. It lives in the Tatra National Park. Its main habitat are mountain pastures where it can find plenty of vegetation to feed on. The marmots live in colonies, digging holes in the ground to find shelter. They sleep through winter in burrows filled with plants. The hibernation lasts from September to May. When spring comes, they leave their burrows in spite of the snow still lying there. To get outside, the marmots dig their way through the snow. They love to bathe and play in the sun, wrestling, pushing and chasing one another.

 

1995, 17th Winter Universiade

Jaca, Spain - February 18th to 26th, 1995

 

Mascot

Name: MASKI

Artist: Chema Galan, Ana Bendicho Romero & Jesus Gomez Luesia

History: The basic idea used to design the mascot was based on an attempt to humanize the Pyrenean mastiff (dog breed) and the final result was the birth of 'Maski' . The Pyrenean mastiff (Berger) can weigh up to 55 kilos and wins people over with its superb white, longhaired coat. The graphic resolution of his design cannot be highlighted as innovating, but a loose and determined stroke has given the mascot a great personality, with an affable and sarcastic gesture which is typical of the Aragonese. The name chosen for the mascot was a result of joining the words 'Mastiff' and 'ski', which was also a name easy to remember and pronounce in the majority of the languages.

 

 

1997, 18th Winter Universiade

Muju-Chonju, Korea - January 24th to February 2nd, 1997

 

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Name: MUDORI

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 1999, 19th Winter Universiade

Poprad-Tatry, Slovakia - January 22nd tot 30th, 1999

 

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History: The mascot depicts a marmot.

 

2001, 20th Winter Universiade

Zakopane, Poland - February 17th to 27th, 2001

 

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Name: Zapurek

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2003, 21st Winter Universiade

Tarvisio, Italy - January 16th to 26th, 2003

 

Mascot

Name: DEBBIE

Artist: Marco Moroso

History:Debbie is a mountain fox and was named after Olympic ski champion Deborah Compagnoni. The mascot was chosen out of three proposals: a squirrel, a fox and a marmot. These annimals were proposed with the intention to combine the characteristics of the animals of the alpine area of Tarvisio with the typical elements of winter sports. Among the three proposals, the fox turned out to be the winning one at the very first sigth: its pleasant, clever, cunning and dynamic look represented the peculiar characteristics of student-athletes.

 

2005, 22nd Winter Universiade

Innsbruck, Austria - January 12th to 22nd, 2005

 

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Name: Unity

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2007, 23rd Winter Universiade

Torino, Italy - January 17h to 27th, 2007

 

Mascot

Name: Crazy, the Dahu

Artist: Alessandro Vicario

History: With less than two months to go, the OC of the 2007 WU revealed the identity of the mascot of the Torino Universiade. He is a Dahu and his name is Crazy. Dahu is a crazy and funny animal who lives in the Alps. He has got funny legs, longer in front and shorter in the back, therefore he can easily walk in the mountain. A lot of people heard about this creature, many talked about him in front of a warm fireplace on a cold night in a mountain cottage, but only few had really met him. Dahu, the alpine creature respects the spirit of the Universiade and all the crazy spirit among this great sporting event. Dahu has been picked up as mascot of the XXIII Winter Universade of Torino 2007. He turned to be a very friendly creature with the inhabitants of the Susa, Chisone and Torre Pelice Valley and from his fantastic world he approached the Winter Universiade. From the idea of Domy, (a company from Torino which was founded by Davide Orsini and Mika Yamaji, cool hunters), Dahu is the creative result from the mind of Alessandro Vicario.

 

2009, 24th Winter Universiade

Harbin, China - February 18th to 28th, 2009

 

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Name: DONG DONG

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History: The mascot, named "Dong Dong", with snow as the creative element, white and blue as the main colors, by adopting the personified mode of creation, highlights the characteristics of the host city and winter sports. With an angelical smile on his face, "Dong Dong" appears pure, optimistic, warm-hearted and lovely. In the orange scarf presenting his vigor, "Dong Dong" is sincerely and warmly welcoming friends from all over the world to Harbin, China.

 

 

2011, 25th Winter Universiade

27.01-06.02.2011 - Erzurum, Turkey

 

Mascot

Name: Kanka, the twin-headed eagle

Artist: unknown

History: a historical symbol of Erzurum which also shows the east and west as symbolizing the power which has been passed down to the present day from civilizations that lived on the Erzurum land.

 

2013, 26th Winter Universiade

Trentino, Italy - December 10th to 21st, 2013

 

Mascot

Name: Teagle

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History: When the organizers of the Winter Universiade Trentino 2013 had to decide which animal could represent at best the event in order to become its official mascot, the decision was quite simple. Considering the fact that the symbol of Trentino is an eagle, they decided to take a fluffy eagle as mascot of the event, calling it «Teagle» to recall the name of Trentino with the letter «T», and using the English name «eagle» to make it understandable also abroad.
 

 

 

 

 

2015, 27th Winter Universiade

Granada, Spain - February 4th to 14th, 2015

 

Mascot

Name: Uggi

Artist: Paul Uncetabarrenechea

History: The mountain goat transmits values like strength, skill, balance and nobility, all linked to sport. The asymmetry for the eyes and horns to make it a friendlier creature. The chest bears the five-star logo of Granada 2015. The mascot’s name is easy to pronounce and to remember: ‘UGGI’. It’s an acronym formed by the initials of ‘Universiade’, ‘Granada’ and ‘invierno’ (Spanish for winter).
 

2017, 28th Winter Universiade

Almaty, Kazakhstan - 29 January to 8 February, 2017

 

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Name: Sunkar

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History: A young falcon named ‘Sunkar’ was chosen to be mascot of the 28th Winter Universiade 2017 in Almaty. Sunkar is a free and strong inhabitant of the Kazakh steppes and symbolizes speed, flight, lightness, energy, and a thirst for victory – precisely the qualities that are inherent in young athletes.

 

2019, 29th Winter Universiade

Krasnoyarsk, Russia - 2-12 March, 2019

 

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Name: U Laika

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History: U Laika is a Siberian husky, a symbol of faithfulness, friendliness, joy and unrestrained energy; it is a friend always ready to be a helping hand in an hour of need.

 

1981, 10th Winter Universiade

Jaca, Spain - February 23rd to March 4th, 1981

 

Mascot

Name: COPICO

Artist: Julian Santamaria

History: Nickname given to the artist when he was a little kid learning to ski at a very early age. 'Copico' is derived from copa de nieve, Spanish for snowflake.

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