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Flame's arrival sparks Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games

China2022-02-25

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The welcome ceremony for the flame of the Chengdu 2021 International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Games (Chengdu Universiade) was held on Feb 25 at the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province.

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The welcome ceremony for the flame of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games is held on Feb 25 at the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo provided to China Daily]

A gold "sun bird" design was unearthed at the Jinsha Ruins 21 years ago today. It was later selected as the symbol of Chinese cultural heritage and the main pattern for Chengdu's city sign. The Jinsha Site Museum is also where "Ronghuo" – the torch of Chengdu Universiade – was revealed.

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The welcome ceremony for the flame of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games is held on Feb 25 at the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The welcome ceremony was carried out under strict COVID-19 control measures, according to officials.


Shen Zhen, vice-chairman of the FISU, officially handed over the flame from Turin, Italy to Chengdu at the ceremony.


Zhu Zhangyi, curator of the Jinsha Site Museum, passed the flame to 10 Chengdu citizens and college students who have contributed to the Chengdu Universiade. The flame escort then lighted the flame for the Chengdu Universiade with the flame from Turin.微信图片_20220225163454.jpg

The welcome ceremony for the flame of the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games is held on Feb 25 at the Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China's Sichuan province. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Fan Tianrui, track and field champion in the National Games, went on stage and hold up the torch of the Chengdu Universiade.


Luo Zhihuan, the first torchbearer of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Torch Relay and China's first world champion in winter sports, congratulated the Chengdu Universiade in a video.


The executive committee of the Chengdu Universiade is also preparing for activities such as the torchbearer selection and an online and offline torch relay.

(APD)

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