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Leisure sports seen as new way of life in the country

CCTV.com

12-17-2016 16:27 BJT

While in Beijing, figure skater Shen Xue also attended the eighth China Sports Industry summit forum which opened on Friday. Officials from the country's sports related departments were joined by Olympic champions to help promote leisure sports amongst the public.

The vice-president of the All-China Sports Federation, Feng Jianzhong, delivered an opening speech to the summit at Peking University. China's sports industry has been developing rapidly in the recent years, and people are expecting to live healthier lives through leisure sports.

China's figure skating legend Shen Xue led the athletes in sharing their ideas for sports development in the future. As the location of this summit forum, Peking University was also awarded the name of China leisure sports center.

"Leisure sports is at an early stage in China. As the society develops, people start looking for new ways of exercising. The sports related departments need to support and guide the trend of leisure sports. We'll even offer instruction in ways of organizing events," asid Feng Jianzhong.

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