Chengdu 2025 hosts monthly fair in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebrations

Chengdu 2025 hosts monthly fair in conjunction with Chinese New Year celebrations

As the whole country entered the Chinese New Year 2024 celebrations, The World Games 2025 Organising Committee hosted a series of sports demonstrations during the International Panda Lantern Festival, a hugely popular gathering in Chengdu.

In an effort to promote the multi-sport event as well as the various disciplines featured on The World Games sports programme, the Chengdu Organising Committee set up a series of activities derived from Chengdu's traditional custom ‘Twelve Monthly Fairs’. Each month, a different theme allows the public to experience a snippet of the sports and disciplines that will be showcased in the city from 7-17 August next year.

Festive activities such as Wushu competitions, live dance performances, lantern riddles and live band shows took place across the different sites.

A lively lion dance performance kicked-off the fair in the park. Visitors then joined in Powerlifting, Tire workouts, Sandbagging, Rope skipping, Tug of War and other games with coaches, to enjoy the fun of sport.

As the dazzling lights of the lantern festival lit up the night, champion coaches introduced and demonstrated to the audience sports such as Sambo, Kickboxing and Muaythai, which attracted massive applause and sparked interest amongst the youngest spectators.

Over 150,000 citizen have already attended the proposed activities and this second monthly celebrative fair will last until 24 February 2024.

This 12th edition of The World Games will see competition in 35 sports and 60+ disciplines, while a total of 5,000 participants from around 100 nations will take part in the Games.

The International World Games Association (IWGA) is a non-profit-making international sports organisation recognised and supported by the International Olympic Committee. The IWGA comprises 38 International Member Sports Federations. It administers and promotes The World Games (TWG), a multi-sport event held every four years that features around 35 sports on its programme. The next edition of TWG will be in Chengdu (CHN) from 7-17 August 2025. 5,000 participants from more than 100 countries are expected to take part in this 12th edition. The latest Games were hosted by Birmingham, Alabama (USA).


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