Games, held every second year, for
more than 180 hours of coverage
starting from 3 – 14 July.
The event is a multi-sport event with
international participation from
University students, is the largest
sporting event after the Olympics.
The telecast will commence at 6
am and will continue till 9:30 pm,
which will include live action from
ground zero, commentary from the
scene of action and analyses and
discussion on the game by panel of
experts. The channel’s social media
team will complement the coverage of
the games with latest updates on
Twitter, Facebook and analysis by
experts in the blog space.
The Gwangju Summer Universiade will
see the participation of more than
25,000 athletes from leading 170
universities of the world.
Importantly, 48 per cent of Olympic
medalists are also Universiade
medalists and its records in most
sports, including track and field and
swimming, surpass those of the Asian
Games. In most countries, university
athletes are nurtured as the next-
generation leaders in sports.
Speaking to Indiantelevision.com, DD
Sports deputy director Rafeeq Masoodi
said that though sportspersons earned
their laurels in the biggest sporting
platforms like the Olympics and Asian
Games, they took their first decisive
steps in this direction at the School,
University and the National games.
He said DD Sports had in the recent
months initiated the process of
enrichment of its content to present
holistic coverage of global sports for
the sports lovers of the country. The
channel had lined up exciting and
meaningful sporting action in the
After the Asian Racing Championship,
the World University Games is the
second major big-ticket event lined up
for its viewers.
Many more national and international
sporting properties are being lined up
in the coming months. This ranges
from National Sports Quiz show to the
Tribal, Indigenous and innovative
Games, for the genuine sports lovers
spread all across the country.