2011 Shenzhen University Games

The World University Games (WUGs), also known as the Summer Universiade, is held every two years under the auspices of FISU, the International University Sports Federation. The WUGs are second in size only to the Olympics, so it is often nicknamed “Small Olympics”. They comprise of thirteen compulsory sports and up to eight optional sports (which are determined by the relevant host country). The WUGs are staged in various cities throughout the world. The event was first officially held in 1959 and the 26th World University Games will be held in Shenzhen from August 12 to August 23, 2011.

Summary

The Unisersiade is the second largest international multi-sport event only second to Olympic Games in terms of scale of operation, countries across the world take it seriously and send their most outstanding athletes to participate in the competition since the first event in 1959. University athletes have altogether broken 18 records in track and field and swimming competition in all previous World University Games since its first opening.

Mascot of Shenzhen Universiade

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The mascot

The mascot of 2011 World University Games, “UU”, is actually a smiling face transformed from the emblem of Shenzhen 2011 Universiade “Happy U”. And meantime it has the shape of the initial letter U from the word “university” and symbolizes the open, friendly and tolerant spirit of the Universiade.

The emblem-Happy U

The emblem of Shenzhen 2011 Universiade “Happy U” consists of numerous mlti-colored circles of varying sizes, each serving as a necessary element of the emblem and can bear a lot of messages and imaginations. It is an open emblem with no fixed meanings.

The Happy U can be understood as the abbreviation for University, You, Union, United or Universe, as well as the sea bay (Dapeng Bay) in Shenzhen. University students with different skin colors from five continents across the globe will gather together at the U-shaped Dapeng Bay. And the shape of U also symbolizes open, friendly and tolerant spirit.

Emblem of Shenzhen UniversiadeThese dots can enlarge, shrink, accumulate and change freely, and they can evolve into different things and change into each kind of solid graphs which can be used at various situations at the Universiade. These dots in the artistic design process can have six aspects of meaning: Happy U, Open U, Tolerate U, Young U, World U and Future U.

The whole happy U comprises a great number of dots of five colors, red, green, yellow, blue and black, which are arranged freely within the U shape. The black word “Universiade” stands for the English version of World University Games, and the following “SHENZHEN 2011” stands for the host city Shenzhen and the year of the 26th Universiade-2011. The five stars below symbolize International University Sports Federation.

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Sports Events and Schedule

This Sports Games will be the biggest event with the most competition items and the largest participants of all Unisersiades. There will be 24 sports competitions including the track and field, swimming, water polo, diving, beach football, bicycle, Tae Kwon Do, chess, soccer, weight lifting, fencing, ping pong, sailing and wind surfboard, tennis, golf, badminton, archery, Judo, body-building exercise, volleyball, basketball and athletics gymnastics and artistic aerobatics. The number of participant athletes, coaches and team leaders is expected to reach over 10,000.

Click the table below for a larger and clearer version of the schedule.

Shenzhen University Games Schedule

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Venues

Construction of the Universiade facilities has been progressing smoothly. Sixty-three venues will be prepared for training and competition. Of the 63 stadiums and gymnasiums, 22 are newly built, 36 renovated or upgraded, and five temporary venues that will be dismantles after the Games. There will be six new non-competition venues. Some sites will be used after the Games. For example, the Universiade Village will be converted into student dormitories for Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology after the Games.

Artistic Gymnastics Venue

Shenzhen Bao’an Gymnasium (深圳宝安体育中心)
Location: No 2112 Xinhu Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen (深圳宝安区新湖路2112号)
Seats: 8000
Distance from the University Game Town: 48 km
Introduction: As the second largest gymnasium in Guangdong Province, Baoan Gymnasium is currently the largest one in Shenzhen. It can not only hold different kinds of sports games like basketball, volleyball, pingpong and gymnastics, but also serve as a perfect field for theatrical performances, large meetings and fairs and exhibitions.

Archery Venue

Universiade Archery Field

Universiade Archery Field (大运会射箭赛场)
Location: Shenwanyilu Road, Nanshan District (南山区深湾一路)
Seats: 500
Distance from Universiade Village: 33 km

Aerobics

Gymnasium of Futian Sports Park(福田体育公园体育馆)
Location: Fuqiang Road, Futian District, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区福强路)
Seats: 2300
Distance from Universiade Village: 36 km

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Badminton

Gymnasium of Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology (深圳信息职业技术学院体育馆)
Location: Central Longgang District, Shenzhen (深圳龙岗中心区)
Seats: 5000
Distance from Universiade Village: 0.5km

Badminton Hall of Longgang Sports Center (深圳市龙岗区体育中心羽毛球馆)
Location: Longgang Sports Complex, Shenzhen (深圳龙岗体育中心)
Distance from Universiade Village: 2km

Basketball

Main Gymnasium of Universiade Center (大运中心体育馆)
Location: Universiade New Town, Longgang District (龙岗区大运新城)
Seats: 18,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 1km
Introduction: During the Games the gymnasium will hold basketball, volleyball, ping pong, gymnastics sports competitions.

Gymnasium of Pingshan Sports Center (坪山体育中心体育馆)
Location: Huangshakeng, Chuangye Road, North of Daposhan and Nantondao, Pingshan New District (坪山新区南通道以北大陂山北侧创业路黄沙坑)
Seats: 4,500
Distance from Universiade Village: 7km

Shenzhen Luohu Gymnasium

Shenzhen Luohu Gymnasium (罗湖体育馆)
Location: 48, Jing’er Road, Luosha Highway, Luohu District (罗湖区罗沙公路经二路48号)
Seats: 2,800
Distance from Universiade Village: 33.5km
Introduction: Luohu Gymnasium is a seven-floor building, three underground and four up ground. It is a comprehensive sports center, including a main hall, a training hall and a swimming hall as well as ancillary buildings, clubs, car parks and other facilities. The 3000-seat main hall can hold various competitions like basketball, volleyball, badminton, pingpong, Tae Kwon Do, martial arts, gymnastics and so on.

Gymnasium of the Senior High Division of Shenzhen Foreign Languages School  (深圳外国语学校高中部体育馆)
Location: Shenzhen Foreign Languages School, Houfangluyu, Yantian District, Shenzhen (深圳市盐田区后方陆域深圳外国语学校)
Seats: 3,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 33km

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Beach Volleyball

Universiade Dameisha Beach Volleyball Field (大梅沙沙滩排球场)
Location: No.33 Yankui Road, Yantian District (盐田区盐葵路33号)
Seats: 2,100
Distance from Universiade Village: 33km

Chess

Universiade Chess Hall (大运会国际象棋比赛厅、功能房、观众厅)
Location: Hall Plum Blossom of Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (5th Floor) (深圳福田区福华三路会展中心5楼梅花厅)
Seats: 200
Distance from Universiade Village: 36km

Cycling

Universiade BMX Venue (大运会小轮车赛场)
Location: Longgang Sports Center, Longgang District, Shenzhen (龙岗区龙岗体育中心)
Distance from Universiade Village: 2km

Universiade Mountain Cycling Venue (山地越野赛场(龙岗体育中心))
Location: Longgang Sports Center, Longgang District, Shenzhen (龙岗区龙岗体育中心)
Distance from Universiade Village: 2km

Universiade Road Cycling (Longgang Sports Center) (公路自行车赛区(龙岗体育中心))
Location: Longgang District, Shenzhen (龙岗区龙岗体育中心)
Distance from Universiade Village: 2km

Cycling Course of Longgang Sports Center (龙岗体育中心自行车赛场)
Location: Longgang Sports Center, Shenzhen (龙岗区龙岗体育中心)
Seats: 1,500
Distance from Universiade Village: 2km
Introduction: Longgang International Bicycle Race Course was constructed from March, 2001 to October, 2001 by the venture of People's Government of Guangdong Province. It comprises three parts, a main venue, a 13.5 km surrounding reservoir racing track and a 6.8 km mountain racing track. It once served as the bicycle race course for the Ninth National Games of China and is now the first standard international racing track in Asia which can hold track race, road race and mountain race at the same time.

Diving

Shenzhen Swimming and Diving Gym

Shenzhen Swimming and Diving Gym (深圳游泳跳水馆)
Location: Sungang West Road, Shenzhen (深圳市笋岗西路)
Seats: 4,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 26km
Introduction: The main hall is equipped with 50m ×25m standard competition pool and 25m×25m×5.5m standard diving pool and 25m×2lm training pool as well as land training area. And it is well-equipped with all kinds of competition and monitoring devices. It is able to undertake sports competitions such as swimming, diving, water ballet, and water polo.

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Fencing

Universiade Fencing Hall (大运会击剑馆 )
Location: Longgang Sports Center, Shenzhen (深圳福田区福华三路会展中心(9号馆))
Seats: 800
Distance from Universiade Village: 36km

Football

Shenzhen Stadium (深圳体育场)
Location: Sungang West Road, Shenzhen (笋岗西路)
Seats: 35,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 25km

Golf

Mission Hills Golf Club

Mission Hills Golf Club (观澜湖高尔夫球会)
Location: 1, Golf Avenue, Bao’an District, Shenzhen (深圳市宝安区高尔夫大道一号观澜湖高尔夫球会)
Distance from Universiade Village: 33km

Judo

Universiade Taekwondo Hall (大运会跆拳道比赛馆、热身馆、训练馆)
Location: Hall 6, 7 & 8, Shenzhen Conference & Exhibition Center (福田区深圳会展中心6,7,8号馆)
Seats: 35,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 36km

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Shenzhen Bao’an Gymnasium (深圳市宝安区体育馆)
Location: 2112,Xinhu Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen (深圳宝安区新湖路2112号)
Seats: 8,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 48km

Sailing

Shenzhen Maritime Sports Base & Maritime Sports School (深圳市海上运动基地暨航海运动学校)
Location: Nan’ao, Longgang District, Shenzhen (深圳市龙岗区南澳街道深圳海上运动基地)
Distance from Universiade Village: 49km

Seven Star Bay (大运会海上运动项目七星湾分赛场)
Location: 1 Shentiewan, Lizhishan, Dongshan Community, Nan’ao Street, Longgang District, Shenzhen (深圳龙岗区南澳街道东山社区荔枝山深铁湾1号)
Distance from Universiade Village: 54km

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Shooting

Shenzhen Shooting Range (深圳射击馆)
Location: West Gate of Shenzhen Sports Center, Futian District, Shenzhen (深圳市福田区泥岗西路体育中心西门)
Seats: 200
Distance from Universiade Village: 26km

Trap & Skeet Range (大运会飞碟赛场)
Location: Near Universiade Park, Longgang District, Shenzhen (深圳市龙岗区北通道旁大运公园内G地块)
Seats: 500
Distance from Universiade Village: 2.5km

Swimming

Natatorium of Universiade Center (大运游泳中心)
Location: Universiade New Town, Longgang District (龙岗区大运新城)
Seats: 2,800
Distance from Universiade Village: 1km
Introduction: Universiade Center Gymnasium is the main venue for the 26th World University Games. The main venue will undertake the opening ceremony, closing ceremony, track and field competition and basketball games, and it also functions as a 3,000-seat natatorium. Around the Universiade Center Gymnasium, a well-equipped athlete village will be built to provide a convenient and comfortable environment for the athletes.

Universiade Open Water (公开水域游泳赛场)
Location: 1 Shentiewan, Lizhishan, Dongshan Community, Nan’ao Street, Longgang District, Shenzhen (深圳龙岗区南澳街道东山社区荔枝山深铁湾1号)
Distance from Universiade Village: 54km

Table Tennis

Gymnasium of Shenzhen Bay Sports Center (深圳湾体育中心体育馆)
Location: Northeastern corner of Houhai Central Area, Nanshan, Shenzhen (南山后海中心区东北角)
Seats: 13,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 44km

Taekwondo

Universiade Taekwondo Hall (大运会跆拳道比赛馆、热身馆、训练馆)
Location: Hall 6, 7 & 8, Shenzhen Conference & Exhibition Center (福田区深圳会展中心6,7,8号馆)
Seats: 3,500
Distance from Universiade Village: 36km
Introduction: Xili Sports Center with a total indoor stadium project area of 9,000 square meter consists of a 1850-square-meter badminton hall, a 1,600-square-meter pingping hall, a 800-square-meter gym, a kickboxing hall, a Tae Kwon Do hall, a ballroom and a young people activity center and a comprehensive hall.

Tennis

Tennis Court of Longgang Sports Center

Tennis Court of Longgang Sports Center (龙岗区体育中心网球场)
Location: Longgang Sports Center, Shenzhen (深圳市龙岗区体育中心)
Seats: 4,150
Distance from Universiade Village: 2km

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Track and Field Events

Main Gymnasium of Universiade Center (大运中心体育馆)
Location: Universiade New Town, Longgang District (龙岗区大运新城)
Seats: 18,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 1km
Introduction: The university student sports center is located in Longgang District, and mainly consists of the university student sport center (including main stadium, main gymnasium and natatorium), forest park, reservoir and residential areas.

Volleyball

Shenzhen Gymnasium  (深圳体育馆)
Location: Sungang West Road, Shenzhen (深圳市笋岗西路)
Seats: 5,900
Distance from Universiade Village: 26km

Gymnasium of the Sports Center of Shenzhen University Town (深圳大学城体育中心体育馆)
Location: Liuxian Street, Nanshan District (南山区留仙大道)
Seats: 5,600
Distance from Universiade Village: 33km

Yuanping Gymnasium (元平体育馆)
Location: South of Shennan Street, Northeast Corner of Shenzhen University, Nanshan District (南山区深圳大学校内东北角,深南大道南侧)
Seats: 2,200
Distance from Universiade Village: 44km

Gymnasium of Shenzhen Polytechnic (深圳职业技术学院体育馆)
Location: Shahe West Road, Nanshan District (南山区沙河西路)
Seats: 2,800
Distance from Universiade Village: 35km

Yantian Complex Gymnasium (盐田区综合体育馆)
Location: North of Inner Ring Road, Dameisha, Yantian District (深圳市盐田区大梅沙内环路北侧)
Seats: 3,500
Distance from Universiade Village: 33km

Water polo

Shenzhen Bao'an Natatorium (宝安区游泳馆)
Location: Yu’an West Road, Bao’an District, Shenzhen (深圳市宝安区裕安西路)
Seats: 3,000
Distance from Universiade Village: 48km

Weight Lifting

Complex Training Hall of Shenzhen Sports School (New site) (深圳体育运动学校(新址)综合训练馆)
Location: Longxing Avenue, Huanggekeng, Central Longgang District, Shenzhen (深圳市龙岗区大运新城黄阁坑龙兴大道旁)
Seats: 1,400
Distance from Universiade Village: 2.5km

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Tickets of Shenzhen University Games

Where to Buy Tickets?

Please note that the tickets, once sold, cannot be refunded or changed. Children shorter than 1.2 meters (3.937 ft) can enjoy free admission, but must be accompanied by adults.

In Shenzhen, you can buy tickets from Yoyi Book City, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Shenzhen Poly Theatre and 31 branches of China Merchants Bank. During the Games, visitors can also buy tickets from the ticket booths established around the gaming sites.

If you are not in Shenzhen, you can buy tickets from the following outlets in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Foshan, Zhangshan and Dongguan.

Shanghai

Shanghai Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行上海分行营业部
Address: 161 East Lujiazui Road, Pudong District 浦东新区陆家嘴东路161号
Tel: 021-58795555-1015

Beijing

Tsinghua Science Park Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行清华科技园支行
Address: G floor, B Tower, Science Building, Tsinghua Sciene Park, Haidian District (200 meters south of the east gate of Tsinghua University) 海淀区清华科技园科技大厦B座G层 (清华大学东门向南200米)
Tel: 010-62602911

Guangzhou

East Binjiang Road Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行滨江东路支行
Address: 586 East Binjiang Road, Haizhu District 海珠区滨江东路586号
Tel: 020-34045221

Huangpu Avenue Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行黄埔大道支行
Address: 666 West Huangpu Avenue, Tianhe District 天河区黄埔大道西666号
Tel: 020-37884347

Guangzhou Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行广州分行营业部
Address: 5 Huasui Road, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城华穗路5号
Tel: 020-38999419

Dongguan

Liaobu Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行寮步支行
Address: 108, building 1, Haojing Yuan, Sanzheng Shiji Haomen, Xiangshi Road, Liaobu Town寮步镇香市路三正世纪豪门豪景苑一栋108号
Tel: 0769-81258283

Dongguan Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行东莞分行营业部
Address: 200 Hongfu Road, Nancheng District 南城区鸿福路200号第一国际招商银行大厦
Tel: 0769-22500385

Foshan

Foshan Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行佛山分行营业部
Address: 23 Jihuawu Road, Chancheng District 禅城区季华五路23号
Tel: 0757-83999960

Shunde Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行顺德支行
Address: 71 Daliangyunliang Road, Shunde District 顺德区大良云良路71号
Tel: 0757-22369997

Zhongshan

Zhongshan Branch of China Merchants Bank 招商银行中山分行营业部
Address: 88 Zhongshansi Road 中山四路88号
Tel: 0760-89981273

How much is the ticket?

The tickets are priced at 30 yuan, 50 yuan, 100 yuan, 200 yuan and 300 yuan. The pricing depends on factors such as day and night, weekend and weekday, and the popularity of the game.

When and where are the Opening and Closing ceremonies held?

The opening ceremony of the Shenzhen University Game will be held at 20:00, August 12, 2011, at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Nanshan District (南山区深圳湾体育中心). The closing ceremony will be held on August 23, 2011, at Window of the World Theme Park.

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Questions and Answers About 2011 Shenzhen University Games

Amos 2012-01-11
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looking for some sport university where i can practice a football and continu to study quitely,or looking for a football club,a professional one as possible in Shenzhen
Thanks for visiting our website, our service does not including information of this kind. Sammi Dai replied on 2012-01-11
Coleen Lee 2011-08-14
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why none of the television stations in the u.s. not telecast any of the events?
America also sents athletes to take part in the event. I guess you must miss the news in television. Lynn Ye replied on 2011-08-18
Sandra 2011-08-14
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Can we follow running scores of the women's basketball games
Austin 2011-08-11
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Can the Tae Kwon Do competitions be viewed online either free or paid? If so, can you supply me with the address.
Dear Austin, I am sorry I can't provide the information that you need. I have searched it on line, but failed. This website provides some videos about Shenzhen Univeriade. You can have a try. Click here:http://english.cntv.cn/news/sports/ Lussie Lu replied on 2011-08-13
Agus Hariyanto 2011-07-29
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Hi Michael, Are Grand Hyatt Hotel Shenzhen, Luohu Shangri-La Hotel and Sheraton Shenzhen Futian hotel within walking distance to Gymnasium of Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology (深圳信息职业技术学院体育馆)?
Hi Agus, Here is the detailed information about these three hotels. You can take a taxi or walk there. I am sorry but i cannot find any other 5 star hotels with international reputation just around the Gymnasium of Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology. If you need any land services in China, feel free to contact me. Grand Hyatt HotelShenzhen • Near: The Mixc Mall, Lo Wu, Shun Hing Square • Tel: 0755-82661234 • Hotel Name in Chinese: 深圳君悦酒店 (3.77km from the Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology Stadium) Luohu Shangri-La Hotel • Location: Shenzhen Railway Station,Luohu Land Port of Entry • Address: No.1002, Jianshe Road, Shenzhen, China • Near: Luohu Land Port of Entry, Shenzhen Railway Station • Tel: 0755-82330888 • Hotel Name in Chinese: 深圳罗湖香格里拉 (4.47 km away) Sheraton Shenzhen Futian hotel • Address: International Trading Square, Futian District, Futian • Near: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center and Shenzhen Civic Center • Tel: 0755-83838888 • Hotel Name in Chinese: 深圳大中华喜来登酒店 (4.4 km away) Michael Hu replied on 2011-07-31
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