The organisers of the Zakopane 1993 Winter Universiade dodged a rather sizeable bullet when snow started falling in the area on the day of the Opening Ceremony. Until then, the weather had been so mild that the snow-making machines were rendered useless, thereby putting the skiing events in jeopardy. The snow brought relief to the organisers and added a touch of magic to the Opening Ceremony, which was attended by 40,000 people, including Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lech Walesa.
For the second straight Winter Universiade, Japan finished first in the medals table with 6 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals. China also won 6 golds (10 medals overall) while Team USA topped the podium five times, finishing with 15 medals overall.
41 Countries participating
668 Athletes participating