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Shantou was Approved to Bid for the 3rd Asian Youth Games in 2021
Date:2019-03-01    Source:Shantou Daily

Recently, the State Council formally approved Shantou City to bid for the 3rd Asian Youth Games in 2021.The 3rd Asian Youth Games bid delegation, led by the leaders of the Guangdong Provincial Sports Bureau, Wang Yuping, Mai Liang, and the leader of Shantou City, Lin Yimin, went to Bangkok, Thailand on March 1 to take part in the relevant meetings of the Olympic Council Of Asia, which will be held two days later. During the meetings, the delegation will carry out the presentation of the bid, striving to make Shantou become the fifth city in China to host comprehensive sports events of Asia following Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Hangzhou.
The Asian Youth Games is one of the top five sports events of Asia, and is the largest youth comprehensive sports event in Asia. It is sponsored by the Olympic Council of Asia and hosted by the members of the Olympic Council of Asia. The Asian Youth Games includes at least 9 of the 28 Olympic sports, and the games time is about 9 days. The participating athletes aged from 14 to 17 are from 45 countries (regions) in Asia.

Source:Shantou Daily, March 1, 2019





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