Being the FISU president for the past 12 years, 87-year-old George Killian, will end his presidency after the 26th World University Games.
With the 2011 Shenzhen Universiade to kick off in four days, Shenzhen will soon be in the spotlight of the whole world.
For a little over a year, Shenzhen native Zhou Ziqian traversed the length and breadth of the country, along the border areas of 18 provinces, three municipalities and two administrative regions, on his bicycle. The 29-year-old traveled for 400 days, covered 29,230 km, averaging 80 km a day, from March 31, 2010 to May 4, 2011, his bicycle tracks outlining a beautiful rooster on the route.
Shenzhen government withdrew its original even-odd license plate plan for the 26th World University Games in the last minute.
After three year's competition between over 800 original songs, Start Here has been chosen as the theme song for the Universiade 2011 Shenzhen, Shenzhen mayor Xu Qin announced at the 30-day countdown ceremony.
The Universiade Center in Shenzhen will be the most-used venue during the 26th World University Games.