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2022 Hainan Ocean Sports Season Opens

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2022 Hainan Ocean Sports Season Opens

June 21
00:31 2022

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Comrade Mao Zedong’s motto of “Developing Sports and Enhancing People’s Physique”, the 6th Hainan Ocean Sports Season, sponsored by the People’s Government of Hainan Province, was held on the afternoon of June 18 at the Haikou National Sailing Base Public Pier.

The opening ceremony started with a song and dance performance of “Happy Times.” The performers, dressed in water sports costumes,  displays the joys of the Hainan Ocean Sports Season with dance moves. Li Na, the diving champion of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics, attended the opening ceremony and interacted with the audience. Huang Yingying, Liu Enhua, and Fu Qian, Hainan famous athletes, also extended their wishes to the Hainan Ocean Sports Season via pre-recorded videos. The attendees invited people from all over the world to experience the charms of Hainan water sports.

Zhang Huawei, Deputy Secretary-General of People’s Government of Hainan Province, and Li Huiwei, Director of Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province and other guests, pressed the start button for the event and presented flags to the 18 cities and counties of Hainan. The 2022 Hainan Ocean Sports Photography Contest began on the same day, together with many other ocean-related events on the Haikou west coast, such as the Ocean Hiking Festival along “the Gorgeous Coastline”, the Hainan Open of Yatching and Sailing, the Hainan Water Sports Carnival, the Electric Surfboard Experience Activity, and the Kayak Ball Experience Activity; attracting thousands of citizens and tourists to experience the fun of water sports.

Based on the theme of “Ocean in Hainan, A Sports Paradise,” this year’s Hainan Ocean Sports Season was organized in accordance with the united arrangement of the province, with an aim to create one brand for each city and county, setting one theme for each month and organizing events on a weekly basis. The themes for the following months include the “Ocean Carnival in June,” the “Green Waters and Mountains in July,” the “Energetic Coast in August,” and the “Sailing Through the Waves in September.” Compared with previous years, the events are more diverse in forms, richer in content and widely participated. A total of 44 water sports such as surfing, paddle boarding, swimming, sailing, dragon boating, kayaking, sea fishing, and motor boating will be staged in 18 cities and counties on the island, helping to turn Hainan into an internationally renowned ocean sports paradise.

The Hainan Ocean Sports Season, a key sports-tourism event developed by Hainan Province, through 5 years of development, has continuously promoted the integration of sports, tourism, and education. The event showcases the image of the Hainan Free Trade Port and the customs of this tropical coastal island. As the most anticipated event by the locals and tourists, the Hainan Ocean Sports Season has produced nearly 400 million Yuan of benefits, attracting the participation more than 30 million people.

Attending the opening ceremony also included Yang Xinli, Deputy Director of Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province, Yang Chuanxi, Deputy Director of Department of Finance of Hainan Province, Cui Jian, Deputy Director of Department of Commerce of Hainan Province, Chen Wu, Deputy Director of Department of Emergency Management of Hainan Province, Huang Ge, Deputy Mayor of Haikou Municipal People’s Government, Wang Lingrong, Deputy Mayor of Danzhou Municipal People’s Government, Liu Shaodong, Second-level Police Commissioner of Public Security Department of Hainan Province, Peng Lisheng, Second-Level Inspector of Education Department of Hainan Province, and representatives of governments municipal and county levels.

This year’s Hainan Ocean Sports Season is sponsored by People’s Government of Hainan Province, organized by Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province, Education Department of Hainan Province, and People’s Governments at various municipalities and prefectures, and co-organized by Department of Finance of Hainan Province, Public Security Department of Hainan Province, Department of Emergency Management of Hainan Province, Department of Commerce of Hainan Province, Department of Natural Resources and Planning of Hainan Province, Hainan Maritime Safety Administration, Health Commission of Hainan Province, and Hainan Meteorological Service.

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