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Asia's first indoor World Championship tug of war settled in Xuzhou


February 8 Xuzhou News On the afternoon of the 8th, Xuzhou held the 2018 World Indoor Tug River Championships press conference. The reporter was informed that the 2018 World Indoor Tug of War Championships is a Class A international event, after the International Synthetic Games is the highest level international single event, but also contractors Xuzhou City, the highest level ever sporting events. This event is not only held for the first time in our country, but also for the first time in Asia.

On May 2, 2015, at the Congress of International Tug Federation held in Sweden, China submitted a bid invitation letter to International Union for pulling out the bid to make a presentation of the event. Upon the vote of the member state representatives, Xuzhou City won the bidding for the 2018 World Indoor Tug of War Championships with a 11: 9 number of votes.

The event is sponsored by the International Tug Federation, Social Sports Guidance Center of the State Sports General Administration, China Tug of War Association, Jiangsu Provincial Sports Bureau, Xuzhou Municipal People's Government, Social Sports Management Center of Jiangsu Province, Jiangsu Province Sports Competition Management Center, Xuzhou City Unit, business co-operation.

Competition time is scheduled for March 8, 2018 - 11. One of the first two days, March 8, 2018-March 9, participating countries club team World Championships club open group competition. Two days later, March 10, 2018 - 11, held the World Championships national team competition. Venue at the Xuzhou Olympic Sports Center Complex training hall competition hall.

This competition has set a total of nine weight levels. Including men's 560 kg class, 600 kg class, 640 kg class, 680 kg class, women's 500 kg class, 540 kg class, mixing 600 kg, U23 men 600 kg, U23 woman 500 kg and so on.

Currently registered countries and regions are 18 countries including China, Chinese Taipei, Macao, China Hong Kong, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Scotland, Latvia, Singapore, Mongolia, Nigeria and the Basque Country ), A total of more than 600 athletes. There are some national teams are processing visas and registration procedures. More than 700 athletes, coaches, referees and staff from nearly 30 countries and regions around the world are expected to attend this event.

The slogan of this competition is "gathering in Xuzhou, linking the world." The short eight characters cover "Xuzhou" where tug of war is held, and the "tying" feature of tug-of-war movement. The spiritual appearance of athletes in various countries "rejoicing" shows that Xuzhou is linked with the world through the tug-of-war world championships and also shows Xuzhou The people should seize the important strategic opportunities of the "Belt and Road" and speed up the expectation and determination to build a central city in the Huaihai Economic Zone.


By the national solicitation, expert review, adjustment and improvement, publicity, research and validation procedures, the 2018 World Indoor Tug River Championship logo finalized. The theme of the emblem uses the first letter "XZ" of the Chinese pinyin of the two words of Xuzhou to outline the shape of a group of athletes who are struggling to tug of war and demonstrate the spirit and dedication of sports athletes of all countries in unity, struggle and perseverance. The main body of the emblem also incorporates the fonts of "Han" and "River" in Chinese calligraphy, infiltrating the cultural heritage of the Han culture and the tug of war, and highlighting the cultural characteristics of Xuzhou as the birthplace of the Han culture. The ribbon adopts stretch ribbon as its basic language, creating a grand, lively, festive and joyful festive atmosphere. Symbolizing "2018 World Indoor Tug of War" is a sporting event featuring civilization, friendship, harmony and innovation.

Liu Daqing, party secretary of the Sports Center Social Center, said Xuzhou won the right to host this event in 2015, marking the first time that the tug-of-war World Championship came to Asia. In the past three years, under the guidance of the International Tug Federation, with the great attention paid by the General Administration of Sport of China, the Sports Center Social Center, China Tug of War Association and Xuzhou Municipal People's Government have worked closely with each other and meticulously prepared for various tasks. A month later, the ancient city of Xuzhou, called "Oriental Athens", will welcome top tug of war among the world's top golfers. The World Championships held, will fully demonstrate the unique charm of the tug of war, Xuzhou to promote the cause of national fitness development, so that the results of universal fitness activities benefit people of Xuzhou Everbright.

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