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10 reasons to tune into University World Cup – Football in 10 days!

JINJIANG – The first ever edition of the University World Cup – Football kicks off in 10 days from now and there’s more than a few reasons why it’s going to be a pathbreaking event. For starters, the format replicates the huge success of the University World Cup 3×3 and Read More…

Rugby World Cup champion squad filled with university athletes

History was made a week ago, as South Africa lifted their third Webb Ellis trophy after beating England 32-12 to be crowned this year’s Rugby World Cup champions.   The victory came off the back of a successful year for the South Africans, who were successful in the shortened Rugby Read More…

Local communities benefit from Universiade venues

KRASNOYARSK – Nearly nine months after the Krasnoyarsk 2019 Winter Universiade was held in Siberia, the legacy continues as the venues have become hotspots for local teams and families alike. Recently, it was reported that the main Curling venue of the Universiade has now become home ground for the Yenisey Read More…

Calling it like it is: Ben Ibrahim at the UWC 3×3

XIAMEN – All those who tuned into the four exciting days of action at the recently concluded University World Cup in China, would have heard the inimitable voice of commentator Ben Ibrahim. Ibrahim’s love for sport is evident in his unique style. From excitement to shock, humour to critiques, Ibrahim Read More…

Athletes in Focus: Benjie Miao & Gu Sijia

“I want to continue playing Bridge for 100 years,” says Benjamin Miao when asked about his future plans. Right off the bat, his love for the game is crystal clear.   Benjamin – or Benjie as he prefers to be addressed – recently won the World University Championship Bridge held Read More…

An athlete’s experience at Napoli 2019: Much more than the medal

Canadian student-athlete Courtney Hufsmith says the Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade left her with much more than the bronze medal to cherish for life. Here’s her Universiade experience, in her own words. SASKATCHEWAN, Canada – My name is Courtney Hufsmith and I am a 20-year-old Canadian athlete. I compete in middle-distance Read More…

‘The Universiade was a massive platform for me’, says track superstar Wayde van Niekerk

Now a globally-recognised star, Wayde van Niekerk catapulted to prominence following his incredible 43.03-second 400-meter run at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games that broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year record, as he set the fastest time in the race’s history. But did you know that South African sensation Wayde van Niekerk was Read More…

Athlete in Focus: Cheerleader Mikayla Raleigh

LODZ – When Mikayla Raleigh was eight years old, her coaches were mad at her because she wasn’t paying attention during training. Just to be clear though, they weren’t her Cheerleading coaches.   “I would watch the cheerleaders all the time while in gymnastics class and I’d get in trouble Read More…

TYLER ZELLER(BASKETBALL PLAYER WITH A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION)

Tyler Zeller is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Born on January 17, 1990, the 28-year-old, 7’-tall athlete was born in Visalia, California but grew up in Washington, Indiana.  Zeller attended Washington High School where, during his freshman and senior years (2005 and 2008), Read More…

Cape Town U cleans up at prestigious university mountain bike race

It was a three-day event to remember for the University of Cape Town, who emerged victorious in both the men’s and women’s division of this year’s Varsity Mountain Bike race.   Now in its third edition following two previous events in 2016 and 2017, Varsity MTB 2019 saw a total Read More…

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