A Glimspe of JUBs Brasília

It's impossible to talk about 2021 and not remember the JUBs Brasília, the biggest university competition in Latin America. The event took place in the federal capital from October 10th to 18th and brought together 3,500 athletes from 271 universities, from 26 Brazilian states plus the Federal District. And the numbers don't lie, the event was GIANT: 17 sports squares, 26 sports (double compared to the 2019 edition), more than 31.5 thousand tons of food available, R$11 million in the local economy, 35 thousand daily hotel, 1,630 matches played and 1,465 medals awarded.



The 68th edition of the JUBs was indeed marked in history as the greatest of all, but much more than numbers, the JUBs provided integration between athletes, the exchange of culture between states, and unique and unforgettable experiences! The opening ceremony was in charge of the band Menos é Mais, from Brasília, who delivered everything and guaranteed animation until the end. "CBDU showed that it is possible to continue developing activities, not only in university sports, but in any segment," says Luciano Cabral, president of the Brazilian Confederation of University Sports (CBDU).



The event also had the participation of 250 volunteers, who made themselves available to work at JUBs in exchange for the experience of being in a major sporting event. "You can't do JUBs without volunteers," says Vanessa Messina, CBDU's Volunteer Coordinator. And there were people from all over Brazil. Among those enrolled, 100 of them left their cities to Brasília. They stayed free of charge, and also received food. "We really need their support here, and in return we offer differentiated experience and training," completes the coordinator.



In terms of sports, 26 sports were played: academic, athletics, badminton, basketball, futsal, handball, judo, karate, wrestling, swimming, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, chess, parasports (athletics, badminton, tennis table and swimming), virtual cycling and electronic sports (league of legends, FIFA, clash royale, free fire, poker and cs:go). The basketball, handball, futsal and volleyball teams were divided into 3 divisions based on the results in the qualifying phase. "There were nine medals per modality, the first, second and third in each division received medals, both for men and for women," explained CBDU Sports and Events Director, Alessandro Battiste.


And last, but not least, the event was held without the presence of an audience – accredited, only athletes, technical committee, organizing committee and press. All spaces were equipped with alcohol gel and the use of masks was mandatory in common areas, except for athletes during times of dispute.


The Brazilian University Games – Brasília 2021 were organized by CBDU, the Federal District Government and the Federation of University Sports of the Federal District (FESU).


(Source: Brazilian Confederation of University Sports)

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