With a very impressive Opening Ceremony, held at the Taipei Stadium in Taipei City, the 29th edition of the FISU Summer Universiade was officially kicked off on August 19, 2017.
Tradition and modernity blended into a perfect union during the 3rd FISU Gala at the Taipei City Hall on 18 August. The welcome reception, which preceded the awards ceremony, set the tone for the evening in the musical accompaniment of the Taipei Chinese Orchestra Academy.
The second Executive Committee Meeting of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in the year was on August 15 and 16, 2017, in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei, just before the General Assembly and Summer Universiade which will be also be hosted in Taipei.
The Cadets Portugal Bicycle Tour was held between August 4-6 and presented in University of Coimbra, one day before the start of the competition. Coimbra, host of next year's European Universities Games (EUG2018), was the stage chosen for this official presentation. Coimbra’s Universities Residencies will be the accommodation of the athletes competing.
Five future sports leaders will be in Taipei to help the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in knowledge management – a programme that focuses on sustainability, strategic planning and event operations.
During the 12th European Universities Football Championship which took place in July 2017 Porto, Portugal, the Green Card was used for the first time in EUSA events, promoting and awarding Fair Play and good sportsmanship gestures on the field.