The 14th National Games take place in Xi’an, the ancient thousand-year-old capital
Billed as from China The “mini-Olympics”, the quadrennial National Games, inaugurated in 1959, feature the Olympic-style program, with the addition of the Chinese martial arts sport of Wushu. The 14th National Games feature a total of 35 sports and 19 mass programs. More than 12,000 athletes representing 37 teams will compete during the Games.
As the first national sports games organized in the west China and with the theme “Simplicity, Safety and Splendor”, it is an important platform and window to show the level of from China competitive sports, the strength of mass sports and the development of the sports industry.
Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, is famous for its terracotta warriors. As the host city of the 14th National Games, Xi’an seizes the opportunity to make sports games an accelerator of the transformation of the city.
Enjoying the National Games, Xi’an fully improved town planning, construction and development. Its urban structure, dynamics, appearance are all improved, and the rise of the sports industry will lead to the development of other industries.
Eight venues, including Xi’an Olympic Center Stadium, as well as Xi’an National Games Village and Press Center, will provide an excellent experience for athletes, technical officials and spectators.
The high-definition video cameras installed in the stadium of the Xi’an Olympic Sports Center can operate from multiple angles and all directions to provide ultra-high definition multi-frequency broadcasting. Spectators can enjoy panoramic experiences through VR, whether they are in competition areas or in training seating areas.
The sports center swimming and diving site uses photovoltaic solar power generation on the roof, waste heat recovery in the basement and an air-source heat pump to achieve constant temperatures for the area of 104,000. square meters with low energy cost and high utilization.
Inspired by the slogan “Games for all, together in spirit and action”, fitness activities are very popular in the ancient city. To make it easier for local citizens to enjoy more fitness activities, Xi’an is working hard to create a “15 minute fitness circle”, adding and modernizing fitness facilities in communities, squares and pocket parks. Xi’an will organize no less than 400 community exercise activities and train over 1,000 social sports instructors by the end of this year.
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Caption: The cauldron is lit during the opening ceremony of from China 14th National Games Xi’an.
SOURCE The Xi’an Executive Committee of the 14th National Games