13th Hunan Provincial Sports Games Opens
Opening ceremony scene (Photo provided by the sponsor)
The 13th Hunan Provincial Sports Games opened in Hengyang Sports Center on the evening of September 3. Du Jiahao, secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee, attended the opening ceremony and announced its opening. Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe delivered the opening speech. Li Weiwei, chairwoman of the CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee, attended the ceremony.
The Games is organized by the Hunan Provincial People’s Government. It is sponsored by Hunan Sports Authority, Hengyang Municipal People’s Government, and Shaoyang Municipal People’s Government. It lasts from August 18 to September 14 (some sports matches have been held in advance). Hengyang City is in charge of the teenager group matches, and Shaoyang City the adult group ones.
1.Teenager matches in Hengyang:
·They include 25 sports, such as basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, ping-pong, badminton, and track and field, among others;
·There are 684 gold medals;
·There are 6,189 athletes from 15 delegations.
2.Adult matches in Shaoyang:
·They include 14 sports, such as basketball, men football, tennis, ping-pong, and badminton, among others;
·There are 101 gold medals;
·There are 2,352 athletes from 14 delegations.
The 13th Hunan Provincial Sports Games has three features:
·The largest number of events;
·The largest number of participants; and,
·The largest scale.
After the opening ceremony, there was an art performance. The main Games torch was lightened by Hengyang athlete Dong Bin, the bronze medal winner of the Rio Olympic Games men’s triple jump match.