24 OCT 2011 General News Beijing, China

China National Kids Athletics Games held at Bird's Nest Stadium

Kids participating in a shuttle hurdles race at the China National Kids Athletics Games in Beijing's Bird Nest Stadium (organisers)Kids participating in a shuttle hurdles race at the China National Kids Athletics Games in Beijing's Bird Nest Stadium (organisers) © Copyright

The second "China National Kids Athletics Games" was held in Bird's Nest National Stadium on 22 October.


The Games were jointly staged by the Chinese Athletics Association, the Chinese Society of Education, the IAAF Regional Development Centre in Beijing, the Bird's Nest National Stadium as well as the Tianlian Yangguang (Beijing) Sports Development Co., Ltd.


All together more than 300 pupils from 20 primary schools from more than 10 Chinese provinces participated in the "National Kids Athletics Games". In order to assist in the development the kids' basic skills in running, throwing and jumping, the organizing committee arranged seven interesting events in the Games, including a Sprint/Hurdles Shuttle Relay, Formula One, Cross Jump, Pole Long Jumping, Precision Throwing, Speed Ladder and an Eight-minute endurance race.


The objective of the Games was to motivate and promote the project of Kids Athletics in mainland of China. The implementation of Kids Athletics can bring excitement into athletics, and help to improve the fitness of the children in China.