A summer of sport

We look ahead to a splendid summer of sport, with students, staff and alumni involved across a number of competitions.

We’re proud to help support athletes to success on a British, European, Commonwealth, Olympic and World Stage. Throughout the summer of 2021 University of Edinburgh Students, staff and alumni will take part of range of events and competitions. 

Find out more about our Performance Sport Programmes

2021 World Orienteering Championships

Doksy, Czech Republic

3 July to 9th July 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympics 

23 July to 8 August 21 

A number of University students, alumni and staff will be following in the footsteps of previous Edinburgh Olympian’s like Dame Katharine Grainger and Sir Chris Hoy.  

How the University can celebrate and promote those with a University connection during the Olympics is governed by Olympic by-law Rule 40.  This governs the way in which athletes (and their sponsors) can use their image or attributes in advertising (including good luck and celebration messaging) during the Games Period for Tokyo 2020 (13 July 2021 – 10 August 2021).

Find out more about Rule 40 (external link)

Good Luck from our community

Video: Tokyo2020 Good Luck Video
A video of staff and students from across the University of Edinburgh wishing good luck to all the athletes and support staff who have a connection with Edinburgh taking part at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Athletes and Support Staff with an Edinburgh connection



Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

24 August – 5 September 21

Orienteering World Cup Round 2

Idre, Sweden

12 August to 15 August 2021

2021 Junior World Orienteering Championships

Kocaeli, Turkey

5 to 10 September 2021