On October 17th, the 58th Student Track and Field Meeting of Capital Colleges and Universities was grandly opened onBeijing Forestry University (BFU)campus. The open ceremony was participated by: Deputy Mayor of Beijing MunicipalityLu Yan,Deputy Secretary-General of Municipal GovernmentChen Bei, Chief Inspector of the Department of Physical Education, and Health and Art of Ministry of Education Hao Fenglin, Secretary-General of Federation of University Sports of China Xue Yanqing, Deputy Secretary of Work of Municipal Education Committee, Director of Municipal Education Commission and Director of Municipal Education Supervision Office Liu Yuhui, Member of Work of Municipal Education Committee and Deputy Director of Municipal Education CommissionZhang Yang, ChiefInspector of the Municipal Education CommissionWang Dingdong, Deputy Director of Office of Education, Science, Culture and Health of the Standing Committee of Beijing Municipal People's CongressGong Bo, Deputy Directorof Municipal Sports Bureau Meng Qianghua, Chairman of Municipal Sports Association Hao Guang’an, BFU Party Committee Secretary Wang Hongyuan, BFU Deputy Party Secretary and PresidentAn Lizhe, and BFU Standing Committee of Party Committee and Vice President Luo Youqing. The meeting was hosted by Beijing Municipal Education Commission and Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports, and organized byMunicipalSports Associationof University and BFU.
Opening ceremony unveiledby Lu Yan, Deputy Mayor of Beijing
Opening speech delivered by Liu Yuhui, Director of the Beijing Municipal Education Commission
Opening ceremony presided over by Wang Dingdong, Inspector of Beijing Municipal EducationCommission, and attended byschool leaders, teachers and student representatives of the participating colleges and universities.
At the opening ceremony, Wang Hongyuan delivered a welcome speech. On behalf of BFU, he welcomed the school leaders, guests and over 500 athletes, coaches and referees coming from 17 colleges and universities. And his thanks go to leaders at all levels who have been supporting BFU campus sports undertakings for a long time. He pointed that,holding again the top-level sports meeting after 12 yearsis of great significance for BFU to carry out the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on education as well as strengthen the physical education work. BFU will take this opportunity to further improve the mechanism of sports work, create a strong sports culture atmosphereand call on students to consciously do physical exercisesin order to constantly improve their physical quality and to achievedall-round development.
The Student Track and Field Meeting of Capital Colleges and Universitiesis a comprehensive annual event ofcapital colleges and universities. Nearly 60-year development formed this tradition. In recent years, the Chinese governmentissued a series of important documents on school physical education, which further directs the track of its development in the new era withspecific requirements. Followed by the important instructions of General Secretary Xi Jinping on building a strong sports power, the meeting this year presentsconcrete efforts of “Educating Five Domains Simultaneously” and “Sports and Education Integration”.
The meeting is the first large-scale student sports event held in Beijing under the current normalized condition of epidemic prevention and control.For its smooth running, a series of adjustments have been made to the organization and event service guarantee, and several major features have been formed. Firstly, strengthen epidemic prevention and control management.The adjustments of the entrance and exit for each participating teamto isolate the sports field from teaching and living areas aims at ensuring the “enclosed management” of events. Meanwhile, face recognition temperature measuring equipmentis installed at the entrance of the sports field to ensure strict examination. A special waiting area is also set up outside the field to strictly control thenumber of entering people. Secondly, adjust the form of event organization. The meeting this year is divided into advancedgroup and average studentgroup, respectively organized by BFU and Beijing University of Technology.The advancedgroupconsists of18 teams from different universities includingTsinghua University,specificallymore than 500 athletes—298 men and 202 women athletes in total. The competition was divided into three levels: Group A, Group B and Group C, with 63 men’s events and 57 women’s events. Thirdly, simplify the event arrangements.During the period of epidemic prevention and control, colleges and universities have attached great importance to the promotion of students’ physical fitness and health, and continuously strengthened high-level sports teams’ building. The number of participating universities and participants this year is significantly larger than that in the previous years.The lastfeature lies inno large-scale cultural and sports performances, nowatching organizationsand noathlete march-past admission.
Oath taking by the representatives of athletes and referees during the opening ceremony
Nearly 20 media including People’s Daily , China News Service, China Education TV, Beijing TV, Beijing Daily , Beijing Youth Daily and People’s Daily Online reported on the scene.