On the morning of October 15th, sonorous drums kicked off JUFE’s 40th Sports Games. JUFE Chairman，president, vice presidents and department leaders attended the opening ceremony. More than 5,000 teachers and students competed in the 24 individual events and 23 group events.
The exciting athletes march song accompanied the national flag team and athletic teams from various schools as they entered the stadium in different styles. The athletes from each school were beaming with vigor and energy. After the solemn flag-raising ceremony, Chairman Wang Qiao announced the opening of the 40th Sports Games.
On behalf of JUFE, President Lu Fucai addressed the opening ceremony and offered his warm congratulations on the opening of this sports games, expressed his heartfelt thanks to the faculty and students, and extended cordial greetings to the referees, coaches, and athletes. He mentioned that sports are of great significance as they help to build people’s fitness, promote all-round personal development and satisfy our yearning for a better life. JUFE thus has been prioritizing physical education and fitness and has achieved 8 square meters of sports venue per student, ranking among the top in China. Additionally, Lu Fucai shared his hopes that all staff and students would release their passion, outdo themselves and enjoy glory in sports.
After the opening ceremony, the cheerleaders performed an enthusiastic and well-choreographed dance, which marked the beginning of the sports game. Apart from the planned events, a 10-person jump-rope and tug-of-war were added to motivate the team spirit of students and teachers.