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History of University sport

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A new structure, the International Students Confederation (ISC) was set up a year later.  Eight more competitions of university students were held during the activity of the ISC up to 1939.  All competitions were held in Europe. France took Games most times - 3 times.

The postwar split into the countries of the Western and Eastern block influenced the development of university sport.  The International Union of Students (UIÉ) was established in 1947. The representatives of Western countries almost did not participate in the competitions held by this organization.  The last games, held under the aegis of UIE, took place in Helsinki in 1962.

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) became the successor of the International Students Confederation. The first games organized by FISU and its president, Dr. Paul Schleimer, were the "University Sports Week" in Paris in 1947.
The UIE members joined the FISU in 1959.  The first Summer Universiade was held in Turin in the same year.
985 young athletes from 45 countries participated in the competitions. The first Winter Student Games took place in Chamonix (France) a year later, where 13 sets of medals were competed.   The 3rd Summer Universiade was held in Porto Alegre in 1963 and went down in history as the first student competitions held outside Europe. The 7th Summer Universiade took place in Moscow. Competitions were held in 10 sports, which were attended by 4000 athletes - a record number of participants at that time. The 8th Summer Universiade in Rome was held in the form of the University World Championships in Athletics. Despite this, 468 athletes from 38 countries participated in the competitions.
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The Universiade has always been a significant event for the USSR and Russia.
Soviet athletes missed World Student Games only once, in 1967, when the competitions were held in Tokyo. Russia and the USSR won 14 times in the team scoring of the Summer Games, and 16 times in the team scoring of the Winter Games, including Games in 2013 in Slovakia and Spain. Such famous sportsmen as Larisa Latynina, Valery Brumel, Valery Skvortsov, Tamara Press, repeatedly won at the athletic fields of the Games.Russia won the first place in the unofficial team scoring for eight times during Universiade from 2003 to 2017.  In total, Russian athletes won 1038 medals of different values at the World Student Games over the last 14 years (2003-2014). Athletes of our country won 34 gold, 34 silver and 49 bronze medals at the Summer Universiade 2015 in Gwangju. The Russian team became the winner in the team scoring (29 gold, 27 silver and 15 bronze medals) at the Winter Universiade 2017 in Almaty.
The Russia national team confidently won the team medal count of the Winter Universiade 2019 with the result of 112 medals, in particular, 41 gold, 39 silver and 32 bronze medals. Therefore, Russia has broken its own record in the number of medals as at the last Winter Universiade in Almaty, athletes of the student team won only 71 medals. South Korea stands second in the medal count of the Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019, while the third place belongs to Japan.
 
The absolute winner of the university medal count of the Winter Universiade 2019 is the Smolensk State Academy of Physical Culture, Sport and Tourism of Russia. Athletes of this university have won 26 awards, 19 of which are gold. The second place in the university medal count belongs to the University of Lapland (Finland) – 12 gold medals. Lesgaft National State University of Physical Education, Sport and Health, St. Petersburg, is in the third place with eight gold medals.