Gwangju 2015: Universiade handball medals in Naju are a hit

Korea and Switzerland head to head in the handball bronze medal match (photo: Davis Harrigan)

Korea and Switzerland head to head in the handball bronze medal match (photo: Davis Harrigan)

The intensity of handball makes it so hard to turn away for even a second.  When you do, the ball’s already managed to make its way into the net at the other end of the court.

As the Universiade wrapped up an incredible competition, so did Switzerland, Korea, Serbia and Portugal in the men’s bronze and gold medal matches.  Thundersticks held by fans in the crowd turned a cavernous stadium into an electric sporting nirvana. Continue reading

Gwangju 2015: FISU in full readiness for the opening of the Gwangju universiade

FISU and Gwangju OC delegates at Thursday's press conference (photo: Davis Harrigan)

FISU and Gwangju OC delegates at Thursday’s press conference (photo: Davis Harrigan)

“We have a project before, and a legacy after,” International University Sport Federation (FISU) president Claude-Louis Gallien said to a large press crowd in the Gwangju Press Centre.

The 28th Universiade gets underway tomorrow with a spectacular opening ceremony, and Louis-Gallien said that Korea is well suited to hosting major events.  Continue reading