Events in the year 1961 in Bulgaria .
The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words "University" and "Olympiad". The Universiade is referred to in English as the World University Games or World Student Games; however, this latter term can also refer to competitions for sub-University grades students. The Universiade is the largest multi-sport event in the world apart from the Olympic Games. The most recent games were in 2019: the Winter Universiade was in Krasnoyarsk, Russia while the Summer Universiade was held in Naples, Italy. The 2021 Winter Universiade will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland between 11 and 21 December 2021, and the 2021 Summer Universiade is scheduled to be held in Chengdu, China, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic has been postponed to 2022.
Andriy Serdinov is a Ukrainian swimmer, who competed in the 2000 Olympics, 2004 Olympics and the 2008 Olympics. Serdinov also won the bronze medal in the 100 m butterfly at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
The Fédération Internationale du Sport Universitaire is responsible for the organisation and governance of worldwide sports competitions for student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 28. It was founded in 1949 as the world governing body of national university sports organisations and currently has 174 member associations from five continents. Between 1949 and 2011, it was based in Brussels (Belgium); since 2011, it is based in Lausanne (Switzerland).
The 1961 Summer Universiade, also known as the II Summer Universiade, was an international sporting event for university students that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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Tennis events were contested at the 1961 Summer Universiade in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Water polo events were contested at the 1961 Summer Universiade in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Volleyball events were contested at the 1961 Summer Universiade in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Fencing events were contested at the 1961 Summer Universiade in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Georgios Tsakanikas was a Greek shot putter and discus thrower. He was named the 1961 Greek Athlete of the Year.
Türkan Erişmiş, aka Türkan Bozkurt, Türkan Bozkurt Erişmiş or Türkan Özata-Erişmiş, is a Turkish female middle distance runner competing mostly in the 3000 m steeplechase and cross country running events. The 170 cm tall athlete at 52 kg (115 lb) graduated from Niğde University, and works now as a teacher of physical education.
Yekta Yılmaz Gül is a Turkish professional Greco-Roman wrestler, who competed for the men's 120 kg division. He is a member of the İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi S.K.. Gül studied at Niğde University.
Canada participated at the 2017 Summer Universiade, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Bulgaria participated at the 2017 Summer Universiade, in Taipei, Taiwan with 10 competitors in 5 sports.
The men's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 1973 Summer Universiade was held at the Central Lenin Stadium in Moscow on 19 and 20 August.
Christopher Martin Davis is a competitive ice dancer for Bulgaria. With partner Mina Zdravkova, he is the 2020 Bulgarian Ice Dance Champion, Silver Medallist at 2020 Jégvirág Cup, Bronze Medallist at 2019 NRW Trophy, and the Bulgarian representative at the 2020 European Figure Skating Championships and 2021 World Figure Skating Championships. Originally a U.S. citizen, Davis became a naturalized Bulgarian citizen in 2019 and has demonstrated his knowledge of the Bulgarian language in television interviews.
Events in the year 1983 in Bulgaria.
Events in the year 1979 in Bulgaria.