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26th Winter Universiade

Italy, Trentino
11 Dec 2013 - 21 Dec 2013

When it was staged, Trentino 2013 was the biggest Winter Universiade in history in terms of numbers of participants, eventually surpassed by the Krasnoyarsk 2019 edition. With more than 2,500 participants, it was an event to remember. It was also the sixth time that the FISU Winter Universiade was staged in Italy.

Over the eleven days of competition, 78 medal events were held in 12 sports: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle, Ice Hockey, Nordic Combined, Short Track, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding and Speed Skating.

Canadian women continued to dominate ice-hockey, as they won gold for a third straight time, with silver and bronze going to Russia and USA respectively. The men’s ice-hockey gold was also won by Canada after thriller of a game against Kazakhstan.

Trentino 2013 was also one of the biggest in terms of the sheer volume of television production. More than 200 hours of competition broadcast was produced, of which more than 70 hours were live on both Eurosport and RaiSport in the home nation, Italy.

In his closing speech, then FISU President Claude-Louis Gallien said to the host city “You opened your heart to the youth of the entire world and to the FISU Family, be sure that we will never forget you!”

Key facts

50 Countries participating

1,698 Athletes participating

12 Sports