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China Changchun Jingyue Lake 2019 Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival Opened

 

 

The China Changchun Jingyue Lake 2019 Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival was opened, and more than 1,000 professional athletes and cross-country skiers from 32 countries and regions were said to have participated in the event.  

“I now declare the China Changchun Jingyue Lake 2019 Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival open!” The voice of Wang Junzheng, Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and Secretary of the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee, led to the formal opening of the event on the morning of January 4, 2019.  

The starting pistol was signaled at 10:00a.m. and at the same time such events as China Vasaloppet 50km, Blueberry Competition 25km, Public Entertainment Competition 2.5km, International Snow Federation Cross-Country Skiing China Changchun Tour 50km, Worldloppet Cup China Changchun Competition 50km and the Long-distance Cross-Country Skiing Competition for Chinese University Students were kick-started. From the World of Snow of Jingyue Lake, all athletes and ski fans started their adventures, swinging their ski poles through the forests, across the ice surface and along the highway of Jingyue Lake while enjoying the speed and passion brought about by such ice and snow exercise.  

At the opening ceremony, Liu Xin, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Changchun Municipal Committee and Acting Mayor of Changchun City, delivered a speech and extended his thanks to all the friends who had long been caring about and supporting the development of Changchun City, saying, “The Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival was ushered into Changchun in 2003. After years of cultivation and development, it has become a platform for international cooperation and exchanges. We believe that with the support of competent national ministries and commissions, the Vasaloppet of Sweden, the International Skiing Federation and the Worldloppet, Changchun Vasaloppet International Skiing Festival will achieve more success in the years to come.” 

The representative of the Worldloppet encouraged more people and professional cross-country skiers to join and have fun in cross-country skiing. 

Ma Yanfeng, Wang Tieming, Jalina, Wang Haiying and Sun Yingli attended the opening ceremony. 

On the opening day, more than 1,000 professional athletes from 32 countries and regions and cross-country skiing fans from home and abroad gathered at the Jingyue Lake and enjoyed fun in participating in the cross-country skiing. This skiing festival lasts until February 19 during which 6 events, 17 ice and snow entertainment and business activities will be launched to state a feast of ice and snow with rich connotations, diversified forms, and distinctive features for appreciation and entertainment for all the tourists and the whole city.