The 2018FISU World University American Football Championship,hosted by the Federation Internationale du Sport Universitaire(FISU),Federation of University Sports ofChina(FUSC) and Harbin University of Commerce(HUC), will be held at Harbin University of Commerce from June 14th to 24th at Harbin University of Commerce. The pre-match press conference for the 2018 FISU World University Amercian Football Championship was held at 9:00 on June 14th at the Stadium Press Release Center in HUC.
Attending the press conferenceare Mr. Martin Dalton,the Executive Committee Member of FISU,Mr.Xue Yanqing,Executive Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Secretary-General of the Joint Secretariat of the Student Sports Association of the Ministry of Education and Chairman of the Chinese University Sports Association,Mr.Sun Xianmin,Executive Chairman of the Organizing Committee andSecretary of the Party Committee of HUC,Ms.Li Xiaomei, Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee and the Labor Union Chairman of HUC,Ms. Yan Yuetong Executive Director of the China University Student Sports Association, and Deputy Director of the International Cooperation and Exchange Department of the Joint Secretariat of the Student Sports Association of the Ministry of Education,and Mr.Yin Liang, Teamleader of the Chinese National Team. The reporters from the national news media and the staff of the organizing committee also attended the press conference.Ms.Li Xiaomei, secretary general of the Organizing Committee and chairman of labor union of HUC, presided over the conference.
Mr.Sun Xianmin introduced the preparation work for this event.Mr.Sun, Party Secretary of HUC, said that the university has attached great importance to holding this competition.The organizing committee has made concerted efforts and the various departments has been cooperating actively since the university has officially obtained the right tohold the competition on December 24, 2015.With the support of the authorities of Heilongjiang province and Harbin city, the overall preparatory work was conducted in an orderly manner with there markable achieved results, and provided the corresponding conditions for the competition under the careful guidance of FISU and FUSC.
Mr.Sun Xianmin introduced the main arrangements for the important events, competition activities, news and advocacy, reception and voluntary service work.Mr.Sun Xianmin stated that Harbin University of Commerce, as the organizer, will strengthen leadership and improve efficiency with the attention and support of the authority of Heilongjiang province and make every effort to do a good job in competitions and services,in accordance with the requirements of FISU and FUSC,. We also urge the friends of the press to continue supporting the events and provide timely, objective, exciting and multi-dimensional competition reports to show the grace of the world's college students and create a good atmosphere for the competition.
In enthusiastic applause, Martin Dalton, the executive committee member of FISU, awarded the event to Harbin University of Commerce. And Mr.Xue Yanqing, secretary general of the Joint Secretariat of the Student Sports Association of the Ministry of Education, presented American football to the Chinese National Team.
Martin Dalton,executive committee member of FISU said this is the first time for World University American Football Championship to land on China and this competition held in HUC will help everyone to better understand Chinese culture and will help the development of American Football in China and can also attract worldwide attention to Harbin.
Mr.Xue Yanqing, executive chairman of the Organizing Committee, secretary-general of the Joint Secretariat of the Student Sports Association of the Ministry of Education and chairman of the China University Sports Association, said that Harbin University of Commerce is one of the earliest universities to host American football competitions, and the right to host the event falls to Harbin University of Commerce. Through this competition, Chinese college students are encouraged to pay attention to this game and foster their love of the game, so as to increase the influence of this project and promote the exchange of Chinese students and foreign students.
As of 23:00 on June 13th, more than 340 people from five countries including China, the United States, Mexico, Japan, and South Korea have arrived, and more than 20 FISU officials and international referees have arrived ,too. The delegations are very satisfied with the environment, facilities, accommodation, reception and other services of the Harbin University of Commerce.
More than 40 media attended the press conference including Xinhua News Agency, People's Daily Online, China News, China Central Television Sports Channel, Heilongjiang TV Station, TravelChannel, Harbin TV Station, Heilongjiang Daily, Harbin Daily, Wenhui Daily, Science and Technology Daily, Life News,Modern Evening Times,Dongbei Web,IFeng.com, Tencent News, etc. the reporters conducted live interviews with athletes on the ground and the field subsequently.