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The Grand Opening of 2021 Hainan Ocean Sports Season

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The Grand Opening of 2021 Hainan Ocean Sports Season

September 07
01:17 2021

On the afternoon of September 4th, 2021, the fifth Hainan Ocean Sports Season was officially launched at the Public dock of Haikou National Sailing Base with the unveiling of this year’s theme “Oceanic Hainan, Sports Paradise” followed by a fanfare of performances, video screening, live broadcast, interactive interviews, a flag awarding ceremony and a launching ceremony that signaled the start of a unique Hainan water sports event.

The opening ceremony kicked off with the performance “Enjoy Hainan” featuring performers in swimsuits and swim caps while holding surfboards, ushering the audience into the world of water sports. The performance featured a beautiful blend of Hainan, sports, water and other elements with the splendid natural environment, highlighting Hainan’s unique elements such as green ecology, ethnic customs and duty-free shopping throughout the entire performance.

This year’s Ocean Sports Season continues the principle of “monthly themes and weekly activities.” The key activities are divided into four major themed sections: Ocean Carnival in September, Green hills and Clear waters in October, Vibrant Coast in November, and Surfing and Sailing in December. Additionally, every city and county have joined in by integrating existing and unique water sports events into the program to enhance the citizens and tourists’ experience. The event will last for four months, with a total of 46 activities planned across the entire Hainan province. Compared to the previous years, there are many more activities planned this year to promote visitors’ participation by increasing the variety of rich experience-based contents that will attract them to this water sports event.

At the opening ceremony, Gao Pan, the champion of the national taekwondo team at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, made an appearance in the form of a video to congratulate the opening of Hainan Ocean Sports Season. Bi Kun, who won bronze at the men’s windsurfer RS:X sailing race at 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and other athletes had also sent their cheers and greetings through videos. The broadcast was also connected to other sub-venues in Wanning, Lingshui and Wuzhishan through video cameras, injecting new vitality to the ceremony.

The Deputy Secretary-general of the People’s Government of Hainan Province, Liu Zhaojun, officiated the opening ceremony, and together with the Deputy Director-general of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province, Wang Liming, awarded flags to 18 counties and cities. At the same time, the 2021 Hainan (Haikou) “Most Beautiful Coastline” National Water Pleasure and Hiking Conference commenced, with about 4,000 participants gathered with their families and friends to enjoy the sunset and the exceptional beauty of Haikou’s coastal line.

The Ocean Sports Season is a specific initiative to implement the “Hainan’s National Sports and Tourism Demonstration Zone Development Plan (2020 – 2025)”. It aims to promote sports tourism consumption, deeply integrate sports, tourism and education and build a national sports tourism demonstration zone and a water sports paradise. It is also one of the most important sports tourism activities that our province focuses upon. Since it was first held in 2017, the province has constantly increased the variety of water sports in and around Hainan, thus setting off a surge of interest in sports tourism and national fitness which have been favorably received by tourists worldwide.

After four years of hosting Hainan Ocean Sports Season, it has achieved the leap from small crowds to large masses, from passive to active, from viewing to participation. The tropical coastal island of Hainan with its natural ecology and resources have been also featured as an attraction throughout the Ocean Sports Season, drawing tens of millions of tourists within the nation and abroad every year. Now, it has become a mega sports tourism consumption event that integrates various forms of businesses that allow people from all walks of life to participate in. With interest surging during the construction of Hainan free trade port, Hainan Ocean Sports Season will take an open approach to maximize the sports element to further stimulate tourism consumption potential, thus lending new momentum to the construction of Hainan free trade port and international tourism consumption center, and turn Hainan into the world’s one-stop destination for water sports.

Also present at the opening ceremony were Second Inspector of the Department of Natural Resources and Planning of Hainan Province, Niu Yong; the Deputy Director-general of the Department of Emergency Management of Hainan Province, Gu Yuanxin; Deputy Director of the Hainan Communications Administration, Zhao Yuedong; the Deputy Director and Member of the CPC Central Committee of Hainan Supervision Bureau of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, Wan Shengyu; Vice Mayor of Haikou Municipal People’s Government, Long Weidong; Member of the leading Party members’ group in Hainan Broadcasting Group, General Manager of Hainan Broadcast Film TV Media Group Co., Ltd., Gu Xiaojing; and many other representatives from every city and county.

The Ocean Sports Season is hosted by the People’s Government of Hainan Province; undertaken by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Radio, Television and Sports of Hainan Province, the Education Department of Hainan Province, and the People’s Governments of each city and county; co-organized by Department of Finance of Hainan Province, Department of Public Security of Hainan Province, Department of Emergency Management of Hainan Province, Department of Commerce of Hainan Province, Department of Natural Resources and Planning of Hainan Province, Hainan Maritime Safety Administration, Department of Health of Hainan Province, Hainan Meteorological Service, Hainan Communications Administration, and Hainan Supervision Bureau of China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission.

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