PKU opens annual sports meeting
Peking University, Apr. 25, 2011: Promoting physical education is crucial for Peking University in building a world-class university, said President Zhou Qifeng during the opening ceremony of the 2011 PKU Sports Meeting.
The annual athletic festival, which opened on April 23, is an important practice of PKU’s generalized physical education.
PKU Council Chairman Min Weifang announced the start before faculty, staff members and students performed group calisthenics. Teachers first danced with silk fans. Students wearing light blue clothes did Taijiquan, a traditional Chinese soft style martial art. Students in Uyghur dress showed a folk dance with the rhythm of ethic music.
The sports meeting lasted from April 23 to 24, in which some 2,500 teachers and 3,000 students participated in performances competitions. The 131 sports events included track and field, basketball, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, badminton, swimming, billiards, and marathon relay on campus. From April 11 to 21, PKU held fun-game sports meeting covering big rope jumping, golf, three-legged race, shoot ball game, and step game as part of its 18th Sports Cultural Festival.
The sports meeting is an important practice of the PKU concept of “sunshine sports” and “generalized physical education,” which encourages more exercise and athletic spirit both in and after class. PKU has opened some 40 kinds of PE courses, the model of which was awarded the “national quality course” by China’s Ministry of Education.
Professor Min Weifang, Chairman of Peking University Council
Professor Zhou Qifeng, President of Peking University
"10th anniversary of PKUSZ"
"Happy sports, low-carbon life"
Silk fan dance
Written by: Liu Yineng
Edited by: Jacques
Source: PKU News (Chinese)