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Yes! It is Shenzhen 26th Summer Universiade.

Now let’s go with the tide and pick up something precious among the white water. I collected some interesting English expressions about the Universiade.

World University Games(世界大学生运动会), know as “Little Olympics”, are organized by the International University Sports Federation(国际大学生体育联合会).

Shenzhen 26th Summer Universiade (第26届世界大学生运动会)will be held from August 12th to August 22th in 2011. The main stadium is located in Longgang District, west of the city(深圳市龙岗中心城西区).


“Happy U” consists of colored dots of varying size. Each dot is deemed as a logo element, the meaning of which is open to different interpretations. It tries to convey the message that the Universiade is a carnival gathering for university students from around the world.

U is rich in meanings. It may stand for “university”, “you”,”union”, “universe” or other words, or be taken as a graphical mark representing bays in the city, Dapeng Bay (大鹏湾)for example. U may be understood in six different ways, including a happy U, an open U, an inclusive U, a youthful U, a cosmopolitan U and a futuristic U(欢乐的 U、开放的 U、包容的 U、青春的 U、世界的 U、未来的 U).


“UU” is given a variety of cute facial expressions: joyous, sweet and somewhat playful. There trendy and cheerful images are designed to embody the great vitality and uplifting spirit typical of the young people, expressing the expectation of the host city for Universiade.

Slogan(口号):Start Here

In addition, some terms related to athletics are as follows.

instructor 教练,技术指导

guide 领队

trainer 助理教练

referee, umpire (网球.棒球)裁判

linesman, touch judge (橄榄球)裁判

contestant, competitor, player 运动员

professional 职业运动员

amateur 业余运动员,爱好者

enthusiast, fan 迷,爱好者

favourite 可望取胜者 (美作:favorite)

outsider 无取胜希望者

championship 冠军赛,锦标赛

champion 冠军

record 纪录

record holder 纪录创造者

ace 网球赛中的一分

Olympic Games, Olympics 奥林匹克运动会

Winter Olympics 冬季奥林匹克运动会

stadium 运动场

track 跑道

ring 圈

ground, field 场地

pitch (足球、橄榄球)场地

court 网球场

team, side 队

竞技性运动competitive sport

用粉笔记下(分数等);达到,得到 chalk up

出名 make one’s mark

体育项目(尤指重要比赛) event

体育 PE (Physical Education)

体格、体质 physique

培训 groom

余的,带零头的 odd

年少者 junior

残疾人 the handicapped/disabled

学龄前儿童 preschool

全体;普通;一般 at large

平均寿命 life expectancy

复兴 revitalize

使有系统;整理 systemize

历史悠久的 time-honored

跳板 spring-board

秋千 swing

石弓,弩 crossbow

(比赛等的)观众 spectator

取得进展 make headway

体育大国/强国 sporting/sports power

与…有关系,加入 be affiliated to/with

落后 lag behind

武术 martial arts

五禽戏 five-animal exercises

体育运动 physical culture and sports

增强体质 to strengthen one’s physique

可喜的,令人满意的 gratifying

称号,绰号 label

涌现出来 to come to the fore

源源不断 a steady flow of

队伍 contingent

又红又专/思想好,业务精 to be both socialist-minded and vocationally proficient

体育界 sports circle(s)

承担义务 to undertake obligation

黑马 dark horse

冷门 an unexpected winner; dark horse

爆冷门 to produce an unexpected winner

发展体育运动,增强人民体质 Promote physical culture and build up the people’s health

锻炼身体,保卫祖国 Build up a good physique to defend the country

为祖国争光 to win honors for the motherland


Do not become cocky/be dizzy with success, nor downcast over/discouraged by defeat.

体育道德 sportsmanship

打出水平,打出风格 up to one’s best level in skill and style of play

竞技状态好 in good form

失常 to lose one’s usual form

比分领先 to outscore

打成平局 to draw/to tie/to play even/to level the score

失利 to lose

Physical Culture and Sports Commission of the PRC (State Physical Culture and Sports Commission)

中华全国体育总会 All-China Sports Federation

国际奥林匹克委员会 International Olympic Committee

少年业余体育学校 youth spare-time sports school, youth amateur athletic school

辅导站 coaching center

体育中心 sports center/complex

竞赛信息中心 competition information center

运动会 sports meet; athletic meeting; games

全国运动会 National Games

世界大学生运动会 World University Games; Universiade

比赛地点 competition/sports venue(s)

国际比赛 international tournament

邀请赛 invitational/invitational tournament

锦标赛 championship

东道国 host country/nation

体育场 stadium; sports field/ground

体育馆 gymnasium, gym; indoor stadium

比赛场馆 competition gymnasiums and stadiums

练习场馆 training gymnasiums

操场 playground; sports ground; drill ground

体育活动 sports/sporting activities

体育锻炼 physical training

体育锻炼标准 standard for physical training

体育疗法 physical exercise therapy; sports therapy

广播操 setting-up exercises to music

课/工间操 physical exercises during breaks

体育工作者 physical culture workers, sports organizer

运动爱好者 sports fan/enthusiast

观众 spectator

啦啦队 cheering-section

啦啦队长 cheer-leader

国家队 national team

种子队 seeded team

主队 home team

客队 visiting team

教练员 coach

裁判员 referee, umpire

裁判长 chief referee

团体项目 team event

单项 individual event

男子项目 men’s event

女子项目 women’s event

冠军 champion; gold medalist

全能冠军 all-round champion

亚军 running-up; second; silver medalist

第三名 third; bronze medalist

世界纪录保持者 world-record holder

运动员 athlete; sportsman

种子选手 seeded player; seed

优秀选手 top-ranking/topnotch athlete

田径运动 track and field; athletics

田赛 field events

竞赛 track events

跳高 high jump

撑杆跳高 pole jump; polevault

跳远 long/broad jump

三级跳远 hop, step and jump; triple jump

标枪 javelin throw

铅球 shot put

铁饼 discus throw

链球 hammer throw

马拉松赛跑 Marathon (race)

接力 relay race; relay

跨栏比赛 hurdles; hurdle race

竞走 walking; walking race

体操 gymnastics

自由体操 floor/free exercises

技巧运动 acrobatic gymnastics

垫上运动 mat exercises

单杠 horizontal bar

双杠 parallel bars