Beijing, March 3 -- On March 21, the secretary of the provincial party committee and governor of Liaoning Province went to watch a CBA game.

From the director of the State General Administration of Sports' statement that "strong medicine to eliminate the problem and heavy punishment to cure chaos", to the provincial members attending the game in person, recently, the topic of revitalizing the "three big balls" has once again been widely discussed.

On March 3, leaders of Liaoning Province watched the CBA regular season match between Liaoning and Shenzhen at the Liaoning Gymnasium. Image source: Liaoning Daily WeChat public account

The secretary of the province and the governor watch the game

"You have become the face of Liaoning"

According to the report of Liaoning Daily, on March 3, Hao Peng, secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Party Committee, and Li Lecheng, governor of Liaoning Province, watched the CBA regular season match between Liaoning and Shenzhen at the Liaoning Gymnasium. "Provincial leaders visited the players on both sides to conduct research on further promoting the healthy development of sports in our province."

On the evening of the same day, the Liaoning Stadium was full and the atmosphere was hot and warm. After more than 2 hours of fierce competition, the Liaoning team finally defeated the Shenzhen team and won a key victory.

When visiting the players of both sides before the game, Hao Peng said that the Liaoning men's basketball team is deeply loved by the people of the province and the vast number of fans across the country. In recent years, the Liaoning men's basketball team has won two CBA championships and two National Games championships, playing the momentum and majesty of a major sports province, adding glory to Liaoning, bringing joy to the people of the province, and greatly inspiring the spirit of the people of Liaoning. You have become the face of Liaoning.

When visiting the Shenzhen men's basketball team, Hao Peng said that the Shenzhen team is a strong team with excellent recent records. I hope that you and the Liaoning team will dedicate a wonderful game to the people of the whole country and live up to the support and love of the fans. Welcome to Liaoning often, we further strengthen cooperation and exchanges, and work together to contribute to the "three balls" of national revitalization.

Hao Peng, Secretary of the Liaoning Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Provincial People's Congress, visited the volleyball team members. Image source: Liaoning Daily WeChat public account

Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee talks about the "three big balls"

"Make greater contributions to the revitalization of the country's 'three big balls'"

In this investigation, Hao Peng also learned more about the brilliant achievements created by Liaoning Table Tennis in the table tennis and badminton training halls, communicated with the team members in depth, carefully inquired about the training, and played table tennis at the invitation of the young team members.

In the basketball and volleyball training hall, Hao Peng watched the training of the players and learned more about the youth training and the age structure of the players. He said that Liaoning's "three big balls" have a glorious history and profound heritage, and have sent a large number of outstanding players to the national team and sister provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, and it is our unshirkable responsibility to revitalize Liaoning's "three big balls".

"I hope that everyone will strengthen their confidence, unite and struggle, pay close attention to youth training, consolidate the foundation, strengthen the construction of talent echelons, dare to challenge themselves and surpass themselves, and make greater contributions to the revitalization of the country's 'three big balls' with a new breakthrough in the development of Liaoning's 'three big balls'."

Liaoning's "Three Great Balls" have brilliant historical achievements, solid talent reserves and a deep mass foundation. On the 3rd of this month, "Liaoning Daily" once reported the development of "foot, basketball and volleyball" in the province with the title of "Liaoning "Three Balls" Reveal the Dawn of Revitalization", Tan Youzhen, director of the Competition and Sports Division of Liaoning Provincial Sports Bureau, introduced that at present, Liaoning "Three Balls" has 6 teams of men and women, complete reserve echelons, and all teams compete in the top domestic leagues. He also said, "We will strive for the 'three big balls' to establish a national youth training center in Liaoning for each project." ”

Infographic: Fans cheering for the Chinese team. Photo by China News Agency reporter Lu Bo

Is there a big move to revitalize the "three big balls"?

Director of the General Administration of Sports: Fierce medicine to eliminate the problem, heavy punishment to cure chaos

In recent years, many places have specially deployed measures to revitalize the "three balls" in the form of documents and meetings.

Taking Liaoning as an example, in February 2021, Liaoning Province issued the Implementation Opinions on the Integration of Sports and Education to Revitalize and Develop Liaoning's "Three Great Balls". This is the country's first provincial-level "three balls" revitalization and development document. Since then, Liaoning has also launched the football "Liao Xiaohu" reshaping program, basketball "golden generation" training program and volleyball "elite takeoff" plan.

In May last year, the Sichuan Provincial Sports Bureau held a special meeting to study the revitalization of the "three big balls", and Luo Dongling, director of the Sichuan Provincial Sports Bureau, put forward work requirements with the theme of "drilling hard, 'desperately' to work, living up to the mission and living up to the times". "It is necessary to plan according to the three Olympic national cycles from talent training, base construction, scientific and technological assistance, fund investment, team management, competition organization and other all-round systems, refine and decompose tasks, accurately formulate measures, list stage schedules, and promote various work in an orderly manner." ”

In September last year, Hefei City, Anhui Province promulgated the "Implementation Measures for the Funding and Incentives of Hefei's "Three Balls" (Provisional)", which subsidizes and rewards sports clubs that carry out commercial registration in Hefei, bear the name of "Anhui" or "Hefei" team, and play in the national league of football, basketball and volleyball, as well as participating units representing Hefei in the "Sports Cup" three-ball city league.

On March 3, Gao Zhidan, director of the State General Administration of Sports, was interviewed at the "ministerial channel" interview at the first session of the 12th National People's Congress. Photo by China News Agency reporter Han Haidan

During this year's National Two Sessions, Gao Zhidan, director of the State General Administration of Sports, said that the "three big balls" collective ball project of football, basketball and volleyball has a large number of participants and great social influence, and is deeply loved by the broad masses of the people, especially young people. However, for a long time, the development of China's "three big balls", especially the men's project, has not been satisfactory.

He said that it is necessary to focus on the conspicuous problems such as lack of spirit, lack of righteousness, and lack of hard work style in the current work of the "three big balls", resolutely crack down on and severely punish corruption and "fake gambling and black" problems in football and other fields, enforce discipline, improve systems, strengthen rules, and comprehensively repair and reconstruct the good ecology of the healthy and sustainable development of the "three big balls". (End)