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Spotlight: Remember the Villars 1962 Winter Universiade

Take a trip back through 60 years of Universiade history. The second stop on this FISU history tour of the Winter Universiade takes us across Lake Geneva from Chamonix-Mont-Blanc to Villars, a mountain village in the western Swiss Vaud Alps   The second edition of the Winter Universiade took a Read More…

Macquarie, Tsinghua book quarterfinal berths

On a day of dominant performances leading to some lopsided scorelines, Peking University among the women and Macquarie among the men pulled off double whammies, winning their match of the day as well as the shootout and slam dunk respectively.     The third day of action at the FISU University Read More…

Spotlight: Remembering the Sofia 1961 Summer Universiade

Take a trip back through 60 years of Universiade history. The third stop on this FISU history tour takes us to the Bulgarian hotbed of university studies and sport – Sofia – for Summer Universiade 1961. What requires 55kg of caviar, 2,700kg of chocolate and 9,200kg of paprika to prepare? Read More…

Spotlight: Take a look at the Chamonix 1960 Winter Universiade

Take a trip back through 60 years of Universiade history. The first edition of the Winter Universiade took place at the legendary ski resort of Chamonix beside Mont Blanc. Fitting for a world event, the area resides in a confluence of France, Italy and Switzerland in the highest, and most Read More…

Camilla Neumann beats the buzzer in stunning victory

XIAMEN, China – As Camilla Neumann from the University of Vienna beat the buzzer against Tsinghua University of China, her teammates broke into ecstatic celebrations for having won both their matches of the day and defeating the defending champions.     On the second day of competition at the University World Read More…

Spotlight: Take a look back to the Torino 1959 Summer Universiade

Take a trip back through 60 years of Universiade history. First stop, where it all started with the Torino 1959 Summer Universiade.   “The Universiade constitutes an event of singular significance for the world of university sport. More important than the competitive results will be emergence of a warmer friendship Read More…

superstar athletes who went back to school(Michael Jordan)

Michael Jordan studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before he was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1984.  Despite his tremendous success in the NBA, Jordan went back to UNC to finish his bachelor’s degree in geography. “My father used to say that it’s never too Read More…

FESTUS EZILI(NIGERIAN BASKETBALL PLAYER WITH A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS)

Nigerian pro basketball Festus Ezeli, former player for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors (2012-2016), is currently a free agent. Born in Nigeria to academically-minded parents, Ezeli concentrated hard on his studies, graduating high school at the tender age of 14 years.  He aspired to be a physician and in 2004 Read More…

MASON PLUMLEE(BASKETBALL PLAYER WITH A DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY)

Power forward and center for the NBA’s Denver Nuggets, Mason Plumlee is an excellent example of both athleticism and academic commitment.  Born on March 5, 1990, the 29-year-old player attended Christ School in Arden, North Carolina – a boarding school – along with his older brother Miles, also a professional Read More…

JEREMY LIN(BASKETBALL PLAYER WITH A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS)

Jeremy Lin, American pro basketball player, is probably best known for setting off “Linsanity”. A global craze generated by Lin’s unexpected winning turn around with the New York Knicks in 2012, Lin’s spontaneous rise to fame created a rollercoaster of a journey for the player – a journey that included Read More…

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