The 27th World University Summer Games, in Kazan, Russia, July 6 - 17, 2013.
The World University Games is a mult-sport event, hosted every two years, and includes an international slate of athletes from over 45 countries. To qualify an athlete needs to be in the top of their country's standings and be considered a full-time student. The city of Kazan is called the "Sports Capital of Russia". This event is particularly important to the host city because it's the first multi-sport competition in the history of modern Russia. There is expected to be over 4000 athletes involved at this year's Games.
The 2013 World Games, in Cali, Colombia, July 25 - August 4, 2013.
The World Games is held every four years, with 36 sports currently participating. The event is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, which is significant in the sport of powerlifting since powerlifting is not yet an Olympic sport. The inclusion of powerlifting in the World Games is a sign that powerlifting is one step closer to becoming an Olympic sport. Only 40 men and 40 women in the World were invited to participate in the powerlifting portion of the Games, Rhaea was the only person in Canada, male or female, to qualify.