The 30th Summer Universiades was going to be held in Naples, Italy from Jul 3 to 14. Four JSNU students, Li Jianghong, Yin Ruonan, Chen Yun and Mei Yuanyuan, were enrolled into Women’s football team. And after a 15-day long closed training, they would leave for Italy from Beijing on Jun 29.
Universiades, enjoying the reputation of “little Olympics”, is an international large comprehensive sports game sponsored by International University Sports Federation. And it consists of three events, namely Summer Universiades, Winter Universiades and World University SportsTournament. Since 1959, it is held every two years. Its predecessor isInternational University Student Sports Game in the 1920s and it used to be a big gathering for university athletes. In this session, about 9,300 athletes from 128 countries are going to compete with each other in 18 events including track and field, archery, gymnastics, basketball, sailboat and etc.