National Games of China

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National Games of the People's Republic of China
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Abbreviation National Games of the PRC, All China Games
First event 1959
Occur every 4 years
Purpose Sports for elite athletes in China
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 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 October 2013, when the 2013 National Games of China took place in Liaoning. The next games will be held in Tianjin in 2017.

The forerunner of the Games was the Chinese National Games, first held in 1910 during the Qing Dynasty. This 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]

List of National Games of China[edit]

Host cities of the games through 2021
Year Games Host Dates Teams Athletes Sports Events Ref
1959 I Beijing 13 September – 3 October 29 10,658 42 384
1965 II Beijing 11-28 September 29 5,014 23 300
1975 III Beijing 12-28 September 31 12,497 42 310
1979 IV Beijing 15-30 September 31 15,189 36 469
1983 V Shanghai 18 September – 1 October 31 8,943 26 277
1987 VI Guangzhou 20 November – 5 December 37 7,228 44 343
1993 VII Beijing 4–15 September 45 7,481 43 374
1997 VIII Shanghai 12–24 October 45 7,943 28 319
2001 IX Guangzhou 11–25 November 45 8,608 30 345
2005 X Nanjing 12–23 October 42 9,986 32 483
2009 XI Jinan 16–28 October 46 10,991 33 551
2013 XII Shenyang 31 August – 12 September 33 9,000+ 31 350
2017 XIII Tianjin Future event

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chinese National Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2009-10-24.

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