With his flight booked for tomorrow, the FISU president Claude-Louis Gallien had a lot of "thank yous" to say before he left Shenzhen.
"I want to extend our warmest thanks to our Chinese hosts for the huge work they've done during the games," Gallien said. "It's a tradition to say that the present Universiade is the best ever, but this time it's true."
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When Nels Hawkinson made his first trip to China in 1979 to play basketball, he had not expected to return some day as deputy head of the US Universiade delegation.
In the absence of Michael Phelps, it could be golden days for Hungarian star swimmer Laszlo Cseh to dominate the Shenzhen Universiade pool.
As the country's first marina and 6th in Asia, the Nansha Marina has stood out by getting involved in the sports field actively.
Kamilla Gafurzianova, the fresh women's foil champion at Shenzhen Universiade, shed tears when she received an unexpected call.
The call was from the sports minister of Russian Federation, who congratulated her on her win.
"He said I have brought glory to my hometown, and I am just so excited." said Kamilla, who is from Kazan, the capital of Republic of Tatarstan, Russia and the host city of next Universiade.
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Nels Hawkinson, a former American basketball player, had left his footprint on 70 different countries until his appearance as the deputy head of the US delegation in Shenzhen for the 26th summer Universiade.
China urges more cooperation and cultural exchanges with foreign countries to promote the friendship and cooperation.
One of the most frequently asked questions to organizations such as the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is what quali+ es a city to throw large-scale sports events.
The upcoming Shenzhen World University Games would become the "biggest" ever in the 52 years of Universiade history.
Being the FISU president for the past 12 years, 87-year-old George Killian, will end his presidency after the 26th World University Games.