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World University Games to be telecasted live on DD Sports from 3rd-14th July 2015

The World University Games will be held between July 3rd and 14th.

News 02 Jul 2015, 15:02 IST
The 2015 World University Games will take place in Gwangju, South Korea

New Delhi, 2 July 2015: The 12 day Sports extravaganza will start from tomorrow at with live opening ceremony of  “2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade” or ‘World University Games’ on DD Sports. DD Sports will telecast the University Games event live for the very first time, scheduled to be held at Gwangju, Korea.

2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade, is a multi-sport event with international participation from University students, and is the largest sporting event after the Olympics. DD Sports has worked out a marathon telecast plan of these games for the Indian sports lovers. This will include more than 180 hours of coverage starting from 3rd July to 14th July.

The telecast will include live action from ground zero, commentary from the scene of action and analysis and discussion on the game by panel of experts. The Gwangju Summer Universiade will see the participation of more than 25 thousand athletes from leading 170 universities of the world. Among the sports athletes at the Gwangju Summer Universiade Games, 13-14 of the representatives are from India.

Importantly, 48% of Olympic medalists are also Universiade medalists. In most countries, university athletes are nurtured as the next-generation leaders in sports.

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.

DD Sports in the recent months has initiated the process of enrichment of its content to present holistic coverage of global sports for the sports lovers of the country. The channel has lined up exciting and meaningful sporting action in the coming months. After the Asian Racing Championship, 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.

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