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The All-China Games (simplified Chinese: 全国体育大会; traditional Chinese: 全國體育大會; pinyin: Quánguó Tǐyù Dàhuì) is a quadrennial national multi-sports event for non-Olympic sports in the People's Republic of China. The events are to "give priority to promoting national physical fitness and providing lots of fun for amateur athletes".[1]

Events include: dragon boat racing, lion dancing, shuai jiao (Chinese wrestling), trampoline, dance sports, bridge, golf, aerobics, water skiing, parachuting, body building and fitness, billiards, chess, xiangqi (Chinese chess), mountaineering and climbing, squash, orienteering, hobby craft, wireless location hunt, bowling, roller sports, open water swimming, tug of war; fin swimming, goal ball, boules, bridge, fin swimming, billiards and "Go (game)".

One of the aims is to promote sport and the whole event is dubbed a "national fitness program". So there are no medal rankings.

The Games are organised by the State General Administration of Sports (SGAS). In the past the games have not been widely publicised.

Chongqing was scheduled to hold the 5th Games 2014, but in December 2012, they were informed that the games had been canceled.[2]


The second All-China Games were held in 2002 in the city of Mianyang.[1]

The third games ran 20–30 May 2006, and included 28 sports and 268 disciplines .

The 4th All-China Games, held from 16 to 26 May 2010 in Hefei City, Anhui Province, marked a major expansion in terms of the number of participants, up from 4,000 to 30,000. There was 34 sports and a new awarding system introduced. The new award system meant that 60 percent of the participants received some sort of award, instead of 3 medals per event. Hong Kong sent a team for the first time.[3][4]


All-China Games
Year Host City Sports Athletes
2000 Ningbo, Zhejiang 17 2,200
2002 Mianyang, Sichuan 22
2006 Suzhou, Jiangsu 28 4,085
2010 Hefei, Anhui 34 30,000
2014[5] Chongqing 80

See also


  1. ^ a b Li, Xiao (30 May 2006). "Dragon Boat, Lion Dance...Sports for All!". Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  2. ^ "体育大会智运会被取消 广州办围棋团体赛事出有因". Archived from the original on 2019-07-29. Retrieved 2013-04-26.
  3. ^ "HK to compete in All-China Games". RTHK News. 26 April 2010. Archived from the original on 29 April 2010. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Fourth All-China Games to start in May". Xinhua English News. 12 April 2010. Archived from the original on June 10, 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  5. ^ 体育大会智运会取消 at the Wayback Machine (archived 2019-07-23)