National Games of China

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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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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, 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.

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] It's unknown if the Chinese National Games continued by the Republic of China which is now currently based in Taiwan.

List of National Games of China[edit]

Host cities of the games through 2017
Games Host Dates Teams Athletes Sports Events Ref
I Beijing 13 September–3 October 1959 29 10658 42 384
II Beijing 11-28 September 1965 29 5014 23 300
III Beijing 12-28 September 1975 31 12497 42 310
IV Beijing 15-30 September 1979 31 15189 36 469
V Shanghai 18 September–1 October 1983 31 8943 26 277
VI Guangdong 20 November–5 December 1987 37 7228 44 343
VII Beijing 4–15 September 1993 45 7481 43 374
VIII Shanghai 12–24 October 1997 45 7943 28 319
IX Guangdong 11–25 November 2001 45 8608 30 345
X Jiangsu 12–23 October 2005 42 9986 32 483
XI Shandong 16–28 October 2009 46 10991 33 551
XII Liaoning 31 August–12 September 2013 39 9770 31 350
XIII Tianjin 27 August–8 September 2017 38 8478 33 417

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References[edit]

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

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