The launching ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Expo and the second International Olympic Education Forum was held in Beijing.
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 6 Nov (Reporter Wang Yong and Ji Ye) the launching ceremony of the 2020 Olympic Expo and the second International Olympic Education Forum was held at the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympic Games on 6 November. Olympic diving champion Wang Xin and Olympic shooting champion Yi Siling issued honorary certificates of "Little Olympic propagandist" to student representatives.
Samaranch Jr., vice president of the International Olympic Committee and sponsor of the Samaranch Sports Development Foundation, said at the launching ceremony that the Olympic Expo is in accordance with the "Olympic agenda 2020" of the International Olympic Committee. An international event on the theme of the Olympic Games, co-sponsored by the Samaranch Sports Development Foundation and the International Olympic Committee and supported by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympic Games and the Chinese Olympic Committee. It is also one of the official cooperation projects between the International Olympic Committee and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Samaranch Jr. said that since 2017, the Olympic Expo has been held in Beijing, Shanghai and other places in a row for three times, has received widespread attention and praise. The 2020 Olympic Expo will be held with the theme of "towards Tokyo" and will follow the pace of the Tokyo Olympic Games, with young people at the core. Through a series of music, art, dance, calligraphy and other performances and events dominated by the Youth Olympic Games, taking the Tokyo Olympic Games (Olympic Expo) as the stage, Using the new holding model to drive the broad masses of young people to participate in the Olympic Games, love the Olympic Games, support the Olympic Games, attract more young people's attention with rich and colorful activities, and create a diversified and brilliant Olympic youth event. Inject new vitality into the century-old Olympic Games.
Han Zirong, full-time vice president and secretary general of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympic Games, said at the launching ceremony that the Olympic Expo, as one of the official cooperation projects of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games, is an important window for publicity and display of the International Olympic Committee and the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. It not only shows the century-old glory and spiritual value of the modern Olympic Games, but also shows the Olympic understanding and exploration of humanities, art, science and technology. It is a comprehensive exhibition with international standards. The Olympic Expo has not only spread the Olympic spirit, but also played a positive role in enhancing the influence of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games. It is hoped that the 2020 Olympic Expo will not only be a bridge of friendship, but also a stage for young people to participate in the Olympic Games and show their talents.
According to Lu Qin, deputy director of the Press and propaganda Department of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympic Games, the Olympic Education Forum is an important part of the "Olympic Education Plan for Primary and Middle School students of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games." Its significance lies in sharing the experience of Olympic education and promoting the progress and development of Olympic education in China through academic exchanges in the field of Olympic education.
The second International Olympic Education Forum will be held in Shanghai in May next year. Experts from the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, the National and Regional Olympic Committees and the Olympic Academy will be invited to share their experiences in Olympic education. Representatives of educational administrative departments from all over the country, Olympic education demonstration schools and schools with ice and snow sports characteristics will also be invited to attend the meeting to exchange discussions and show the results.