Slogan : World of the young for a World of peace!
|Host city||Zagreb, Yugoslavia|
|Opening ceremony||July 8|
|Closing ceremony||July 19|
|Officially opened by||Lazar Mojsov, president of the Presidency of the SFRY|
|Athlete's Oath||Ivan Karpović (football)|
|Judge's Oath||Janka Dorožić (athletics)|
|Torch lighter||Dražen Petrović, basketball player|
|Main venue||Maksimir Stadium|
The 1987 Summer Universiade, also known as the XIV Summer Universiade, took place in Zagreb, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia. It involved participants from 111 countries and over 6,000 individual sportspersons and members of teams.
The city of Zagreb used the event to renovate and revitalize the city. The city's main square (Republic Square) was repaved with stone blocks and made part of the downtown pedestrian zone. A part of the Medveščak stream, which had been running under the sewers since 1898, was uncovered by workers. This part formed the Manduševac fountain that was also covered in 1898.
The mascot of the 1987 Summer Universiade is a squirrel, named "Zagi" and created by Nedjeljko Dragić.It is a resident of Zagreb's parks, amiable and always in a good mood. Its nonchalance and gaiety are but a cover for diligence. Always on the move and reaching for the seemingly impossible, the squirrel embodies the dynamism of athletic endeavour. Its origin is shown by the little black hat, characteristic of the folk costumes in the region of Zagreb.
Host nation (Yugoslavia)
|1||United States (USA)||27||20||24||71|
|2||Soviet Union (URS)||23||33||19||75|
|7||East Germany (GDR)||5||3||5||13|
|9||Great Britain (GBR)||4||1||4||9|
|11||West Germany (FRG)||3||5||5||13|
|New Zealand (NZL)||1||1||0||2|
|South Korea (KOR)||0||1||3||4|
|32||North Korea (PRK)||0||0||2||2|
|Puerto Rico (PUR)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (35 nations)||139||139||142||420|
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