World University Games

March 29, 2013, 12 a.m. (ET)

USA Badminton will be sending a team of two men and two women to the XXVII World Summer Universiade in Kazan Russia. The badminton team event will be held from July 5th to 7th and the badminton individual event will be held from July 9th to 11th.

Team members are: Danae Long, Michael Buasan, Randy Ma and Sharon Ng. Danae Long is from San Francisco State University, Michael Buasan is from San Jose State University, Randy Ma is from John Hopkins University and Sharon Ng is from Wellesley College.

World Summer Universiade

The World University Games is the American term for “Universiade”, which is an international multi-sport event organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words “University” and “Olympiad”. The Universiade is an international sporting and cultural festival, staged every two years in a different city around the world. It is second only in importance to the Olympic Games. Universiade has Summer and Winter Games similar to the Olympic Games.

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