Universiade preparations inspected

Universiade preparations inspected

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Inspection of the city’s preparations for the 2011 Summer Universiade starts today. Said inspection is to be participated by over 30 members from the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

Participants are mainly comprised of FISU’s technical officials in different sports categories headed by Stavros Douvis, a FISU’s executive committee member.

There will be seminars and field trips arranged for the inspection where  FISU members will gain clearer vision of the city’s Universiade preparations in sports venue construction, the arrangement of sports events, logistics, IT applications and volunteer programs.

Longgang District, which will be the main venue, has been finished, and Metro Line, which connects downtown Shenzhen and Longgang, is expected to be completed by 2010.

Events for the the 26th Summer Universiade will be held Aug. 12 to 23 in 2011 and invited will be 1,000 to 1,500 distinguished guests, including city mayors, political figures from various countries, presidents of universities and FISU officials.

The executive office has signed partnership agreements worth 675 million yuan (US$99 million) with 12 companies. A total of 403 chief volunteers have been recruited, 40 percent of them university students and teachers in Shenzhen.

Shenzhen won the right to host the international sports event in January 2007. Having so, they vowed to organize the best games in the Universiade history and so far, preparation has been doing real good.

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