The 2017 Taipei Summer Universiade includes the following 14 compulsory sports (athletics,
basketball, fencing, football, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, aquatics(swimming,
open water), water polo, diving, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, and taekwondo) and
7 optional sports(archery, badminton, baseball, golf, roller sports, weightlifting and wushu)
chosen by the host city.
The Australian Uniroos is the team identity for all Australian University Sport high performance teams
representing Australia on the international stage at either a World University Championship, Summer
or Winter Universiade.
29th Summer Universiade in Taipei TAIWAN (19th ~30th August 2017)
The universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival which is staged every two years in a
different city and which is second in importance only to the Olympic Games. Governed by the
International University Sports Federation (FISU), the aim of the universiade is to promote international
peace and cultural exchange among young people through sport. The word universiade comes from
university and Olympiad and means Olympic Games for students. The universiade is second in
importance only to the Olympic Games on a true multi-sport international scale.
Numerous Olympic Games athletes have participated at universiades and the events share much in
common - the communal village, a games mascot, sporting conferences and cultural festivals that
take place while the games are in progress. The protocol systems for the Olympics and universiades
are similar with both events also sharing an opening and closing ceremony.
To be eligible, competitors must meet the eligibility requirements set out in the AUS athlete's and
anti-doping by-laws. Athletes must be: Australian citizens; At least 17 and less than 28* years of age
as at 1st January year of event; Proceeding towards a diploma or higher at either an Australian or
overseas university/ TAFE or have graduated from one of the above institutions in the year prior to
the competition (i.e.: if the event is on 1 February 2011, then the student must have graduated
after 1 February 2010). * All participants of the basketball competitions must be no less than 17
on 1 January in the year of the event and less than 25 years of age on 31 December in the year
of the event. The Certificate of Academic Eligibility must be completed by all athletes and then
given to their respective university to be signed and stamped with the university seal.
Athletes should contact their university Elite Athlete Coordinators or sports office for assistance.
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