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By Gary Anderson at Baselga di Pine in TrentoDecember 19 - With past competitors including Olympic champions Jessica Ennis-Hill and Amy Williams, Universiades are a fundamental stepping stone for many athletes with aspirations of competing at the highest level, according to Trentino 2013 Chef de Mission Neil Rogers.
By Gary Anderson at Monte Bondone in TrentoDecember 18 - Alexis Keeney of the United States and Finland's Kalle Leinonen made history here today as they claimed the first ever women's and men's Winter Universiade slopestyle titles at Trentino 2013.
By Gary Anderson at the Grand Hotel TrentoDecember 18 - Eurosport has claimed viewing figures for the opening six days of the 26th Winter Universiade here have tripled compared to the same period for the previous Games in Ezurum, Turkey, two years ago.
By Gary Anderson at Baselga di Pine in TrentoDecember 17 - Italy's Mirko Giacomo Nenzi thrilled the home crowds here at the Ice Rink in Baselga di Pine today as he skated his way to 1,000 metre gold, setting a Winter Universiade record in the process at Trentino 2013.
By Gary Anderson in Predazzo in TrentoDecember 16 - Aguri Shimizu prevailed on the ski slope of here ttake gold in the Nordic combined mass start competition, winning Japan's second gold of Trentino 2013, while Alexei Kalievich Almoukov won Australia's first ever medal at a Winter Universiade.
By Gary Anderson at the Grand Hotel TrentoDecember 16 - International University Sports Federation (FISU) President Claude-Louis Gallien has admitted a row over whether to award Russian drug cheat Olga Golovkina the women's 5,000 metres gold medal at Kazan 2013 is "embarassing".
By Gary Anderson at Baselga di Pinè in TrentinoDecember 15 - Poland's Jan Szymański was once again the main man in the ice rink as he powered his way to a second speed skating title at the 26th Winter Universiade here today, taking 1500 metres gold to add to Friday's (December 13) 5,000m win.
By Gary Anderson at Lago di Tesero in TrentoDecember 14 - Russia confirmed its position as the dominant force at the Trentino 2013 Universiade here today as its athletes claimed five of the six medal spots in the cross-country sprint finals.
By Gary Anderson at Sanbopolis in TrentoDecember 14 - A key challenge facing organisers of the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almtay is ensuring that not only will the event create a positive sporting environment but also leave a lasting social legacy for the country's youth, an official from Kazakhstan admitted here today.
By Gary Anderson in Passo San Pellegrino in TrentinoDecember 13 - Friday the 13th proved a lucky day for host nation Italy as it secured a first gold medal of Trentino 2013 thanks to alpine skier Davide Cazzaniga who took top spot in the men's downhill competition here.
By Gary Anderson at the Sanbopolis in TrentoDecember 12 - With the 26th Winter Universiade well into its stride, Paolo Bouquet, vice-President of Trentino 2013, has claimed a successful Games does not have to cost a fortune and that it should be measured on how true you are to yourself.
By Gary Anderson at Monte Bondone in TrentoDecember 12 - Czech Republic's Eva Samkova and Austria's They Douschan had the honour of claiming the first gold medals of the 26th Winter Universiade here as both athletes followed up good runs in the snowboard cross during yesterday's qualification to push home their advantage.
By Gary Anderson at the Piazza Duomo in TrentoDecember 11 - There was a mixture of the old and the new and of nationalism and unity, all tinged with a sense of celebration and optimism, as the Trentino 2013 Winter Universiade got off to a spectacular start following the Opening Ceremony here tonight.
By Gary Anderson at Monte Bondone in TrentoDecember 11 - Snowboarders and figure skaters made their first outings on the second day of action at the 26th Winter Universiade here as Eva Samkova of the Czech Republic and Russia's Nikolay Olyunin dominated the qualification rounds in the snowboarding competition here.
By Gary Anderson at the Val Gardena Val di Fassa in TrentoDecember 10 - A day before the official Opening Ceremony, the 2013 Winter Universiade action got underway here today as the first ice hockey matches were played and hosts Italy got off to the perfect start with an impressive win over Latvia.