1987 Summer Universiade

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XIV Summer Universiade
14. Ljetna Univerzijada
Universiade 1987 logo.jpg
Slogan : World of the young for a World of peace!
Host city Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Nations participating122
Athletes participating6,423
Events12 sports
Opening ceremonyJuly 8
Closing ceremonyJuly 19
Officially opened by Lazar Mojsov, president of the Presidency of the SFRY
Athlete's OathIvan Karpović (football)
Judge's OathJanka 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.


Infrastructural changes

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. [1]


The mascot of the 1987 Summer Universiade is a squirrel, named "Zagi" and created by Nedjeljko Dragić. [2] 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. [3]


Medal table

Zagi, the XIV Summer Universiade mascot, was created by Croatian animator Nedjeljko Dragic. Zagi.jpg
Zagi, the XIV Summer Universiade mascot, was created by Croatian animator Nedjeljko Dragić.

  *   Host nation (Yugoslavia)

1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)27202471
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)23331975
3Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROU)2113943
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)1281030
5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1181029
6Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg  Yugoslavia  (YUG)*77721
7Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)53513
8Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)43512
9Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)4149
10Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)310821
11Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany  (FRG)35513
12Flag of Bulgaria (1971 - 1990).svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)3418
13Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg  Japan  (JPN)33612
14Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)3126
15Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)1337
16Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia  (TCH)1225
17Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1214
18Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)1113
19Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)1102
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)1102
21Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)1012
22Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)1001
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1001
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1001
25Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0336
26Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0257
27Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0134
Flag of South Korea (1984-1997).svg  South Korea  (KOR)0134
29Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)0101
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)0101
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)0101
32Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)0022
33Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0011
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0011
Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)0011
Totals (35 nations)139139142420

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