Shared future in spotlight as games open

By CUI JIA in Chengdu | CHINA DAILY | Updated: 2023-07-29 07:20
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Fireworks illuminate the night sky with a message of welcome during the opening ceremony of the 31st FISU World University Games in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Friday. JIANG HONGJING/XINHUA

He added that besides doing their best, he hopes the student-athletes can take the opportunity to meet other students from all over the world and make new friends, which is as important as competing.

The Chengdu games offer student-athletes great opportunities to meet others from different countries who have the same goal, which combines top-notch sports performance with intellectual pursuits, said Syed Ibadullah Ayaz, a taekwondo athlete from Australia.

"I've watched many opening ceremonies of international sporting events on TV since I was a child. And now I've got to experience it myself. I'm looking forward to all the different cultures that are going to be represented there," Ayaz said ahead of the opening ceremony.

Furthermore, the organization of the Chengdu games and the facilities have impressed many officials and athletes.

Daniel Guerrero, head of the United States delegation, said it was wonderful to see the incredible preparations made by Chengdu, the local organizers and the FISU.

"What we have seen in Chengdu is extraordinary. I hope all the athletes could compete in a friendly environment, and get to know the cultures of different countries," Guerrero said.

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