Welcome to Dong 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 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 Games.
The Beijing Olympic Development Association (BODA) was appointed to prepare
the Cultural Program 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
- ChinaĀfs contribution to the history and to the development of the Martial
Arts and Combat sports
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 organize 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 (nĀčA07).