National Games of China

The National Games of the People's Republic of China (simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国全国运动会; traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國全國運動會; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Quánguó Yùndònghuì), sometimes known as the All China Games (though not to be confused with the All-China Games), is the premier sports event in China at national level. It is usually held once every four years, most recently in August 2017, when the 13th National Games of China took place in Tianjin.

National Games of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国全国运动会
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AbbreviationNational Games of the PRC; All China Games
First event1959
Occur every4 years
PurposeMulti-sport event for the elite athletes in the People's Republic of China
Websiteen.olympic.cn/games/national
National Games of China
Traditional Chinese中華人民共和國全國運動會
Simplified Chinese中华人民共和国全国运动会

The forerunner of the Games was the Chinese National Games, first held in 1910 during the Qing dynasty. This tournament ran until 1948 and the competition was relaunched under its current name in 1959, following the formation of the People's Republic of China.[1] On the other hand, the original Chinese National Games continued to be held by the Republic of China which is now based in Taiwan.[2]

List of the National Games of ChinaEdit

Host cities of the National Games
Games Hosts Dates Teams Athletes Sports Events Ref
I Beijing Municipality 13 September–3 October 1959 29 10,658 42 384
II Beijing Municipality 11–28 September 1965 29 5,014 23 300
III Beijing Municipality 12–28 September 1975 31 12,497 42 310
IV Beijing Municipality 15–30 September 1979 31 15,189 36 469
V Shanghai Municipality 18 September–1 October 1983 31 8,943 26 277
VI Guangdong Province 20 November–5 December 1987 37 7,228 44 343
VII Beijing Municipality 4–15 September 1993 45 7,481 43 374
VIII Shanghai Municipality 12–24 October 1997 45 7,943 28 319
IX Guangdong Province 11–25 November 2001 45 8,608 30 345
X Jiangsu Province 12–23 October 2005 42 9,986 32 483
XI Shandong Province 16–28 October 2009 46 10,991 33 551
XII Liaoning Province 31 August–12 September 2013 39 9,770 31 350
XIII Tianjin Municipality 27 August–8 September 2017 38 8,478 33 417
XIV Shaanxi Province 2021
XV Hunan Province 2025

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chinese National Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2009-10-24.
  2. ^ 中华民国全国运动会 (in Chinese)

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