13th Hunan Provincial Sports Games (Adult Group) Kick off
The opening ceremony of the 13th Sports Games of Hunan Province (Adult Group). (Photo/Shen Xinggang)
The opening ceremony of the 13th Sports Games of Hunan Province (Adult Group) was held at Shaoyang Gymnasium on August 28, 2018.
The Games are hosted by the Hunan Provincial People's Government, and undertaken by the Hunan Provincial Sports Bureau, Hengyang Municipal People's Government, and Shaoyang Municipal People's Government. The theme is “Hengyang and Shaoyang Hand in Hand to Host the Hunan Sports Games”. Shaoyang will undertake the adult group competition, and Hengyang City the youth group. The adult group competition will be held between August 22 and September 11.
The adult sports games include such 14 events as basketball, men's soccer, tennis, balloon volleyball, badminton, table tennis, golf, martial arts, bicycle, dragon boat, and mountaineering. Among them, dragon boat, bicycle, bridge, Swiss ball, and swimming are newly-added ones, with a total of 101 gold medals to be awarded. The golf games, due to space limitation, will be held in Changsha. Others are held in downtown Shaoyang, Wugang City, Shaoyang County, and Shaodong County.
Fourteen delegations, consisting of 2,362 athletes from 13 cities and 1 prefecture of Hunan, participate in the adult group games. It boasts the largest number of athletes, sports events, and the grandest scale of its kind.