Definitions

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  • n. an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes

Etymologies

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university + olympiad

Examples

  • Last month, Shenzhen authorities expelled 800,000 "high-risk" people—mostly migrant laborers—to ensure a stable environment for an international university sports competition known as the Universiade.

    Unease in 'Happy Guangdong'

  • More are on their way, as in 2011 an offshoot of the Winter Olympics – university students only, and called the Universiade (universiadeerzurum. org), comes to town.

    Skiing in Turkey: a long way from St Anton

  • "I think we have emphasized more than enough that Gwangju is the most suitable city for hosting the 2015 summer Universiade, which is already set for the games," said Kim Yoon-suk.

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  • Despite increased publicity earned through events like the Biennale, Gwangju lost its bid to host the 2013 summer World University Games, the biannual Olympics for college students better known as the Universiade, last spring.

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  • Wang Lili/Xinhua/Zumapress.com An athlete failed his second attempt to lift 181kg during the men's 85kg group B weight-lifting at the 26th Summer Universiade, in Shenzhen, China.

    Asia in Pictures

  • We only have to remember how unglued the North Korean cheerleaders became when they saw a banner welcoming the North Korean team to South Korea for the Universiade games two years ago.

    Journalism 101 » Japundit Blog

  • Canada's men's basketball team secured first place in its group and a spot in the quarter-finals at the 26th Summer Universiade with an 83-50 drubbing of Hong Kong on Thursday.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • The women's basketball squad (2-2) suffered the same fate, dropping a 79-44 decision to 2007 Universiade champion Australia (4-0).

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Coca-Cola is also the only company which has sponsored the Special Olympics, the Beijing Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games, the 2010 EXPO and the Universiade in China.

  • Rajapaksa was due to attend the Universiade sporting event in Shenzhen and will later meet President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao in Beijing.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

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