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Hunan Traditional Ethnic Minorities Sports Games

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The 10th Traditional Ethnic Minorities Sports Games of Hunan Province will be held in Jianghua Yao Autonomous County, Yongzhou, between September 20th and 24th. Approved by the Hunan Provincial People's Government, it will be hosted by the Hunan National Religious Affairs Committee, the Hunan Sports Bureau, and the Yongzhou Municipal People's Government and organized by the People's Government of Jianghua Yao Autonomous County.

According to the press conference on August 15th, the number of athletes will hit a record high in the history of the games. So far, all preparations are ongoing smoothly. Some competition events will kick off on August 20th.

The games, with a slogan of "getting together in Yao town to enjoy a grand event of minority groups", will be organized in two phases: five competition events in phase one between August 20th and 24th; and four competitive and performance events in phase two between September 20th and 24th.

A total of 61 items of 9 major categories will be held, including stilts race, swinging, crossbow shooting, spinning top, shuttlecock, and bodybuilding exercise, producing 122 gold medals. Beyond that, 58 performing programs in three categories will produce 20 gold awards.

A record 3,195 participators will be seen in this game, including 2,339 athletes from 31 delegations. 

The Hunan Provincial Traditional Ethnic Minorities Sports Games is held every four years. It is Hunan's highest-level and largest comprehensive traditional national sports event. Firstly launched in 1986, the games have been held for nine sessions. It has cultivated an array of national sports talents, inherited traditional sports of ethnic minorities, presented the colorful national culture of ethnic minorities in Hunan, and promoted the undertaking of traditional ethnic minority sports in the province.

This article is from the Hunan Provincial Government www.enghunan.gov.cn.

Translator: Pang Yuehui

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn

Note: 
The opening ceremony and sports events in phase two will be held between December 3 and 7, 2022, according to the arrangement of the organizing committee of the 10th Traditional Ethnic Minorities Sports Games of Hunan Province. (Updated on November 28, 2022)