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04.07.2019

To be unique!

The opening ceremony of the XXX Summer Universiade was held at the stadium San Paolo in Naples. The president of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella opened student games. 

Traditional parade of sport delegations became one of the main parts of show. Original welcome to the host country was clothing of the Brazilian national team – chef hats and aprons with the phrase: “Thank you for sport, culture and pizza”.
It is worth mentioning that the show had started before the official ceremony. The sportsmen’ waiting pavilion turned into Bollywood film set for a time: the Indian team set dance rhythm trying to win garland. 
Sportsmen of the French team succeeded at making photos in the center of the field, worrying the organizers. 
The colour of the national team of Uganda, strict business costumes of sportsmen from Sri Lanka, singing of British sportsmen and physical exercises of the team of Zimbabwe are the proofs that students-athletes arranged a party not only for themselves, but also for the citizens.
The most numerous sport delegations were the delegations of Russia, the USA, Kazakhstan, Astralia, South Korea, Ukraine and Argentina. 
The last team who appeared at the stadium was traditionally the team of host country – Italian. The audience sang L’italiano vero!
The President of FISU Oleg Matytsin struck a chord with the Neapolitans during his welcoming speech recalled that the first Universiade was held in Italy 60 years ago. “Not all of you will finish with a medal, but one victory is available for everyone. Everyone has a chance to leave Naples as a better man” – he said.  
A pleasant surprise for participants and guests was the video message of the President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach. 
“Always compete remembering about the Olympic spirit of friendship and respect. Probably Naples will become the beginning of your trip to the Olympic Games Tokio-2020” he underlined.
Colourful part of the ceremony also became the presentation of sports that were included in the programme of the Universiade. The organizers made an emphasis on luminous sabers symbolizing fencing.
The lighting of the Universiade flame was also an exciting show.   Italian celebrity Lorenzo Insigne, the captain of football club “Napoli”, scored a flaming ball into the copy of Vesuvius. 
At the end of the ceremony, spectators enjoyed the magnificent voice of Andrea Bocelli, who appeared on the stage at midnight. The ceremony ended with fireworks. 
To be unique! Says the slogan of the XXX Summer Universiade. And the organizers succeeded at this. 
 
 
 
Article: Natallia Aliokhina
Photos: Maria Kozhdan
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