In the afternoon of July 6th, a meeting was held by Hei Longjiang provincial government to the coordinate preparatory work for the 2018 FISU World University American Football Championship. Xing Aiguo, the Deputy Secretary of the provincial government, chaired the meeting. The responsible persons of relevant municipal and provincial institutions，Sun Xianmin, the presiding chairman of the OC and Party committee secretary of HUC，Li Xiaomei, the General Secretary of OC, and responsible persons of relevant departments attended the meeting.
At the meeting，Sun Xianmin reported the preparatory work that has been done by far. The 2018 FISU World University American Football Championship will be held from July 14thto July 24that Harbin University of Commerce and over 400 athletes, coaches, referees and technical officials from United States, Mexico, Japan, South Korea and China will take part in the Championship. The OC has been actively pushing on the preparatory work so that the maintenance of the playing and training fields and the maintenance of the technical observation room have been done; infrastructure like the chairs for audience has been renewed; the doping test system is ready to work; the preparations for the online registration and qualification confirmation have been finished; rules of the game have been made; data collecting system and referee system have been in order; the accommodation, the catering service and the transportation vehicles have been arranged for; the volunteers have been recruited and trained; the cultural exchange activities have been carefully designed and initiated.
Sun noted that with the support and guidance of the leaders at higher levels, the preparatory work had been carried out steadily and almost everything is in good order and well arranged. “However, there are still some problems to be solved and we do hope that the relevant government institutions will give us a hand in such matters as the propaganda of the Championship, public opinion monitor, match organization, medical security, food hygiene supervision and security assurance.”
Then, the participants of the relevant units of the provincial and municipal governments conducted guidance and handover work respectively .
Provincial Sports Bureau, Provincial Department of Sports Health and Art Education Department, Harbin Municipal Health Committee, Harbin Food and Drug Administration put forward opinions and suggestions on doping control, food safety, environmental sanitation and other issues; Provincial Network Information Office, Provincial Government News Office, the Provincial Radio and Television Station, and the Municipal News Office put forward their opinions on the issue of reporters' interviewing and media coverage overseas, and proposed that they shall form a news report center for the competition, so propaganda reports and public opinion guidance could be reported in time ; the person who is in charge of the provincial foreign affairs office and provincial airport management stated that he would assist in the management of entry and exit of the participating personnel, accompanying family members, and accompanying reporters. The relevant leaders of the Municipal Public Security Bureau, the Municipal Public Security Fire Brigade and the Songbei District Government stated that they would fully guarantee the safety of the competition venues and the resident's resident positions. During the competition, they would keep the safety of traffic around the school. Responsible individuals from various departments indicated that they would make all efforts to coordinate their work with relevant functional departments of Harbin University of Commerce to make sure that this international event is progressing smoothly, perfectly and successfully.
In his speech, Deputy Secretary-General Xing Aiguo pointed out that the 2018 WUCAF is an important individual sports event for international students. The event promotes the development of American football, strengthens Chinese and foreign cultural and sports exchanges, promotes youth friendship among all countries, promotes the spread of Chinese civilization, and displays the nation. The image has positive significance. In order to ensure the smooth progress of the competition, all relevant units must fully understand the great significance of hosting this tournament, attach great importance to it, and work together to manage the event together. All relevant units should assign specialized personnel to quickly connect with the ministries and commissions of the organizing committee and clearly define the division of labor. We must ensure that all tasks are put in place; we must earnestly ensure safety and stability, and do a good job in organizing large-scale events; we must increase propaganda, establish a big propaganda idea, and actively expand the impact of the event. Deputy Secretary-General Xing Aiguo stressed that the 2018 WUCAF is about to open and all preparations are at a critical stage. We will surely follow the requirements of the IFS and strengthen the leadership and efficiency through the attention and support of the provincial government. Overcoming difficulty and carrying out the preparatory work tasks one by one, we will effectively make this contest a grand, warm, exciting, successful sports event and play a positive role in the display of magnificent Longjiang and charming Harbin to promote the development of sports economy of Heilongjiang and prosperous tourism.