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Farmers’ Physical Culture
Date:2016-09-20    Source:Shanghai Municipal Agricultural Commission

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On June 10, 2015, the Eighth Shanghai Farmer Sports Games was opened at Baoshan Sports Center. With the theme of “beautiful countryside and charm farmers’ sports”, this game carries on the sports spirit of “emphasizing on participation, exchange and joy” in an innovative, safe and simple manner, and 12 competition games of ploughing, angling, dragon boat, rope skipping, tug-of-war, gate ball, rural featured track and field, peasant table tennis and peasant swimming were arranged. The competitions was participated by 198 teams from 102 townships and towns in Shanghai, 1605 administrative villages and over 1000 fitness teams, with about 4000 farmers. In 2015, the suburb areas built 5 new swimming pools for ordinary people, making a total of 34. The construction of sports facilities in the rural areas has benefited hundreds and thousands of rural people, and the fitness facilities in rural areas were used by over 5 million person-times.

 

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