First Xi'an National Fitness Conference kicks off     Updated: 2020-06-29

The First Xi'an National Fitness Conference was launched on June 29 at the Xi'an Olympic Sports Center, a venue for the upcoming 2021 14th National Games, hosted by the Xi'an municipal government. 

It will provide a platform for the citizens of the ancient city to fully showcase their sports style, enthusiasm and skills, allowing everyone in Xi'an to become a national fitness participant and welcome the arrival of the 14th National Games with a good spirit.


A rousing aerobics performance is staged at the launch ceremony of the First Xi'an National Fitness Conference on June 29. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]

Officials said it is the first national fitness competition event ever held in the city. 

The event includes 13 items of competitions, such as gymnastic exercises, soccer, basketball, table tennis, badminton, open water swimming and square dancing.

Officials said the gymnastic exercises are being staged for district and county group competition and the remaining dozen competitions are all social group events. In order to meet the participation needs of the public, the social group competitions are being arranged on weekends.

The current year is seen as a crucial year for Xi'an to prepare for the 14th National Games, build a "15-minute fitness circle" and accelerate its development as a national central city.

Moving forwards, there are plans for Xi'an to build large-scale national fitness parks to high standards.

There are also plans to construct and upgrade a number of high-level smart fitness parks, to provide more places for the public to participate in nearby sports and fitness activities.