City Gearing up for 2021 Summer World University Games

Authors: Go Chengdu


With two years and three months to go before the 31st Summer World University Games which will take place in Chengdu, the city’s preparatory committee for the event held April 29, 2019 a press conference to announce the latest preparations for the Universiade.
On March 1 (Beijing time), Chengdu was announced by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) to be the host of the 2021 Summer World University Games at the FISU Executive Committee meeting held in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. The grand sports event is scheduled to take place in August 2021, when more than 10,000 athletes and officials from about 170 countries and regions across the globe will gather here in the city.
2021 Summer Universiade
The event will consist of 18 sports, including 15 compulsory disciplines (track and field, diving, archery, basketball, volleyball, swimming, water polo, badminton, gymnastics, artistic gymnastics, fencing, judo, table tennis, Taekwondo and tennis), and 3 optional ones (martial arts, rowing, and shooting).
The main stadium of the Dong'an Lake Sports Center under construction, with a seating capacity of 40,000, will be the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies. Another 51 venues, scattered in Chengdu's 16 districts, cities and counties, will be used for the competitions of the 18 sports.
The athletes' village, located inside the Chengdu University, was brought under construction on April 18. To take up around 37 hectares, it will encompass an apartment block for athletes, a service center, a health center, an administrative affairs center, an international communication center, gymnasiums, a natatorium and the College of Chinese & ASEAN Arts.
2021 Summer Universiade
At the press conference, the preparatory committee launched the global solicitation for the slogan, emblem and mascot for the event. Veteran or amateur designers or design teams around the world are all welcome to submit their designs via the official website of the event (, which was also launched at the press conference.

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