2005 Summer Universiade

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XXIII Summer Universiade
23. Yaz Universiade Oyunları
Slogan : World Unity on the Aegean Blue
Host city İzmir, Turkey
Nations participating171 (estimated)
Athletes participating9,500 (estimated)
Events14 sports
Opening ceremony August 11
Closing ceremonyAugust 22
Officially opened by Ahmet Necdet Sezer
Main venue İzmir Atatürk Stadium

The 2005 Summer Universiade, also known as the XXIII Summer Universiade, took place in İzmir, Turkey, in August.



The emblem is the letter “U”, inspired by the bird's-eye view of the Gulf of İzmir. This shape has perfectly fit the letter “U” of Universiade, symbolizing its multi-cultural feature, while the smooth outline emphasizes the harmony and uniformity of the Universiade spirit.


Name: EFE

Efes are the leaders and heroes of societies that lived in Western Anatolia during the early 1990s. The village dandy Efe, guards and defends all the members of his society and also deals with much of their social work and events as if he is the father of all. For this reason, all the members of the society behave respectfully towards him with strong, emotional, family ties. The Efes were legends in these areas with their smart, fearless, alert dashing behaviors as brave and manly young fellows. They became the symbols of bravery, power and justice throughout the Aegean history.

Nowadays, the word “Efe” is the explanation of a virtuous, brave man who is the symbol of justice in every case. Therefore, we call successful athletes “Efe” stating their various qualifications in one brief word.



Core Events

Optional Events


Medal table

  *   Host nation (Turkey)
1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)26162365
2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)21161249
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)18182056
4Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)18161852
5Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)17121443
6Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)128828
7Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)1114934
8Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)*1011627
9Flag of Chinese Taipei for Universiade.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)62412
10Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)561324
11Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)53715
12Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)45817
13Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)42915
14Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)39719
15Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)36615
16Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)36312
17Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)3126
18Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)3003
19Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRN)26412
20Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)2125
21Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)2024
22Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)2002
23Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)15713
24Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)1326
25Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)1315
26Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)1269
27Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)1225
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  Serbia and Montenegro  (SCG)1225
29Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)1146
30Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)1124
31Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1113
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA)1113
33Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia  (GEO)1034
34Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)1023
35Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)1012
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROM)1012
37Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)1001
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia  (MNG)1001
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)1001
40Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)0235
41Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0202
42Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia  (ARM)0145
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)0145
44Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)0134
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0134
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)0134
47Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0123
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0123
49Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0112
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LIT)0112
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)0112
52Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)0101
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)0101
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova  (MDA)0101
55Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan  (AZE)0022
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)0022
57Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAS)0011
Totals (57 nations)197196244637

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