The 14th National Games Grand Opening in Xi'an, Shaanxi, Xi Jinping attended and announced the opening of the Games

  Xinhua News Agency, Xi’an, September 15-The 14th People’s Republic of China Games was grandly opened on the evening of the 15th in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province.

Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission attended the opening ceremony and announced the opening of the Games.

  On the evening of the 15th, the Xi'an Olympic Sports Center Stadium was brightly lit and the atmosphere was warm.

  At 19:58, among the cheerful music, Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan and others stepped onto the podium and waved to the audience.

There was a long and enthusiastic applause from the audience.

  At 20 o'clock, the opening ceremony of the 14th National Games officially began.

Accompanied by the passionate melody of "Singing the Motherland", the guard of honor walked into the stadium with the bright five-star red flag.

The sonorous "Athletes March" was played at the scene. The National Games flag, the 14th National Games flag, the flag phalanx composed of 60 flag bearers, and the referees walked to the rostrum on behalf of the team.

Followed by energetic athlete representatives from 37 delegations, they are from various provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps and 3 industry sports associations.

The audience welcomed the athletes with warm applause and cheers.

  After the admission ceremony, the audience stood up and sang the national anthem of the People's Republic of China.

Amid the majestic national anthem, the five-star red flag rose slowly and fluttered in the wind.

  The responsible comrades of Shaanxi Province and the State Sports General Administration delivered speeches respectively.

  At 20:40, Xi Jinping announced in a loud voice: "The Fourteenth Games of the People's Republic of China is opening!" Suddenly, the audience burst into flames, applause and cheers continued.

  Accompanied by the melody of the 14th National Games anthem, the National Games flag and the 14th National Games flag slowly rise.

  Athlete Yang Shunhong, coach Chen Rongxue, and referee Zhong Hangwei took the oath on behalf of the athletes, coaches and referees participating in the 14th National Games.

  The 14th National Games song "Departing from the Future" opened the prelude to the cultural and sports performance "Struggle for a New Era, Endeavour, A New Journey". The entire performance consists of the overture "Welcome Drums" and "National Roots" and "Yan'an Soul". The "Chinese Dream" is composed of three chapters, with the help of multimedia technology and sound and light methods, vividly interpreting the theme of the current National Games of the "National Games of the People, Walking Together".

  The exciting on-site torch relay and the main torch lighting ceremony began.

Starting on August 16, the torch of the 14th National Games will continue to be passed in Shaanxi Province, and finally to the Xi’an Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

Under the attention of the public, five torchbearers including Su Bingtian, Zhang Yufei, Qin Kai, Guo Wenjun, and Ma Long relayed, and finally the first gold medalist of the Tokyo Olympics, Yang Qian, ignited the main torch of the National Games.

  At 21:35, the opening ceremony of the 14th National Games ended successfully in the warm atmosphere set off by the theme song "Leapfrogging".

  On the afternoon of the 15th, Xi Jinping cordially met with representatives of national advanced units of mass sports, advanced individual representatives, advanced collectives of the national sports system, representatives of advanced workers, and representatives of athletes and coaches of the Chinese sports delegation of the Tokyo Olympic Games in the Shaanxi Assembly Hall, and took a group photo with everyone. Souvenir.

Xi Jinping communicated cordially with everyone and encouraged them to work hard and achieve new successes.

  Ding Xuexiang, Liu He, Xu Qiliang, Sun Chunlan, Chen Xi, Cai Dafeng, Lu Zhangong, He Lifeng participated in the above-mentioned related activities.

  The 14th National Games will conclude on September 27. More than 12,000 athletes will participate in competitive events, and more than 10,000 mass athletes will participate in mass events.

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