SportAccord Combat Games 2nd TD meeting was held in Beijing on 29th and 31st March 2010.
2nd technical delegate meeting has been held in Beijing, the various detail
matters of the events were discussed by Beijing preparation committee,
SportAccord officials and Technical delegates.
Vice Mayor of Beijing, Liu Jingmin, and SportAccord president Hein Verbruggen
were attended the meeting on 29th 2010.
On 29-30 March, the 13 Combat Games International Federations and the SportAccord Coordination Commission met in Beijing with the Organizing Committee for the last technical meeting before the start of the World Combat Games. During the meeting, the Sports Technical Manuals covering the sports daily schedule, equipment, training, anti-doping, medical services and field of play were reviewed and finalized together with the IF and the venue managers.
A new venue for the Ring Sports was approved by SportAccord and the
concerned IF. The Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium replaces the Beijing
Institute of Science. The former Handball Olympic Venue is located on the
Olympic Green and can accommodate up to 6000 spectators.
The Beijing Organizing Committee is now ready to enter the operational
phase, preparing for receiving the thousand participating athletes
and for staging the 13 sports, with set-ups ranging from the Japanese
Doyho, tatami courts, wrestling mats and rings.
pleased to announce that the Competition Schedule was finalised and approved.
Competitions will take place from Saturday 28 August to Saturday 4 September
included. The Opening and Closing ceremonies will respectively take place on the
28 August and 4 September in the evening.
Olympic Sports Center
University of Science
& Technology Gymnasium
31 Aug, 2 Sept
31 Aug, 2 Sept
Aug, 1 Sept
||3, 4 Sept
the full competition schedule
Welcome to Dong
In the opening
session of the 2nd Technical Meeting, Beijing Vice-Mayor, Mr. Liu Jingmin, and
SportAccord President, Mr. Verbruggen, unveiled the event Mascot: Dong
The mascot pays
tribute to two essential elements of the Chinese culture, its name Dong Dong is
a reminder of the sound of the traditional drum widely used in Chinese Martial
Arts. Its shape, that of the tiger, not only refers to the name of the ancient
Chinese warriors but also to the 2010 Chinese zodiac sign. Indeed the 1st World
Combat Games will auspiciously be celebrated the year of the Tiger, sign
characterised by its courage and competitiveness.
With the deadline for
athletes qualification set on 1st May 2010, IF have now qualified most of their
athletes and will start proceeding to the registration of their delegations.
Based on the information received from the IF so far, an estimate of 60 nations
from five continents will be represented in the 1st World Combat
The Beijing Olympic Development Association (BODA) was appointed to prepare
the Cultural Programme for the 2010 World Combat Games in cooperation with
the Beijing Organizing Committee. They will focus on the set-up of a
video and photo exhibition, the creation of a Cultural Square at the Athletes
Hotel and on the preparation of the Combat Games Forum with lectures
by selected speakers on the three following themes:
- The cultural
dimension of the Martial Arts and the Combat sports
- The social values
and the social contribution of the Martial Arts and Combat sports
- China’s contribution
to the history and to the development of the Martial Arts and Combat
SportAccord Convention in Dubai
From 25 to 30 April, the annual SportAccord Convention will take place in Dubai. It will be a unique chance to promote the World Combat Games. SportAccord will present the event, along with other SportAccord Multisport Games, during media round-table discussions. The Beijing Organizing Committee is dispatching a delegation headed by Vice-Mayor, Liu Jingmin, and will hold a promotional stand.
Finally, SportAccord welcomes
the initiative from IFMA who will organise Muaythai Boxercise classes on the
beach during the SportAccord Convention. The Good Morning Dubai!
sessions coached by Stephan Fox, IFMA Secretary General and Muaythai
former World Champion, will take place on 28 and 29 April from 7am to 7:45am.
Fun and thorough workout guarantied! To sign up in Dubai, the SportAccord
Convention participants can visit the IFMA stand