Beijing hosted the 21st Summer Universiade in 2001. The city, as the capital of the People’s Republic of China, is also the center of the whole nation’s politics, culture, international communications, and technological innovation.
Kazan, the 8th largest city in Russia and the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan, is a charming city in which the 27th Summer Universiade took place.
Lin Li, a former member of the Chinese Women's Swimming Team, is the first Chinese world champion swimmer and the first Chinese swimmer to participate in three Olympic Games.
Harbin, a beautiful city renowned as "the East Moscow" and the "Ice City", held the Winter World University Games in 2009.