PH to send athletes to Shenzhen Universiade

THE Philippines is sending a lean but mean delegation to the 26th Summer Universiade to be held in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China from August 12-23, 2011.

It marks the first time that the country will take part in the Universiade, an international university sporting event that is held every two years.

The Philippines will see action in eight sports disciplines, according to the Federation of School Sports Association of the Philippines (FESSAP), the only local university sports organization that is officially recognized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the organizer of the Universiade and World University Games.

The eight sports disciplines are:  swimming, men’s basketball, table tennis, badminton, chess, archery, beach volleyball and athletics.

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