Ahead of the Winter Universiade in 2021, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has updated its Winter World University Games (WUG) statistics book.
Lucerne 2021, scheduled to take place in January, will be the 30th and final edition of the Winter Universiade under that name, before the event adopts the new title of the Winter World University Games for Lake Placid 2023.
The first edition of the Winter Universiade took place at Chamonix in France in 1960 and featured 220 athletes from 16 countries.
Winter university sporting competition is still going strong 70 years later and the WUG statistics book helps to chronicle the development of the event through numbers and results.
The book reflects how the numbers of competitors and competing nations have steadily climbed through the years, and how the competition schedule has changed and expanded over time.
It is broken down into three sections - with section one focusing on general statistics including dates of previous WUGs, the growth of participation by countries and individuals and numbers of athletes by sport, event and gender.
Section two focuses on statistics by sport and medallists, breaking these down by optional, compulsory and demonstration sports.
The third and final section is the medal tally for all editions of the WUG.
When it was launched, the competition featured just six disciplines - Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, ice hockey, ice skating, Nordic combined and ski jumping.
Now the programme also features biathlon, curling, figure skating, freestyle skiing, short track speed skating, and snowboarding.
Although Nordic combined and ski jumping are no longer required disciplines for future World University Games hosts, they remain part of the optional sports programme - and will feature at Lake Placid 2023.
Writing in the WUG statistics book FISU President Oleg Matytsin says: "Our statistical publications allow us to review the great performances and records that have been achieved, setting the bar for student athletes of today.
"It is not an easy job to compile these statistics.
"Many hours of hard work and research goes into the meticulous compilation of this data.
"I would like to thank the entire team who helped us to put this invaluable publication together."