2018 WORLD BANDY CHAMPIONSHIP MEN B-GROUP

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The 2018 Bandy World Championship Men B-Group opened at Harbin Sport University

Published 2018-02-01 18:31 | Author admin
       On January 28th 2018, the opening ceremony of Men's Group B of the Bandy World Championships opened at 7: 00 p.m. in Harbin Sports University.The competition is sponsored by the International Bandi Federation, Heilongjiang Provincial Sports Bureau and Harbin Sport University。The leaders and guests attending the event included : the people’s  Government of Heilongjiang Province Assistant Deputy Governor Mr.Sun Dongsheng,the secretary-general of FIB Mr.Boniman,the 2022 Beijing Winter and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee Minister of Human Resources Mr. Yan Cheng, the 2022 Beijing Winter and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee consultant and the Chinese associaton of sled president Mr.Zhao Yinggang, the people’s  Government of Heilongjiang Province Deputy Secretary-General Mr.Xing Aiguo,the head of Heilongjiang education department Mr.Zhao Guogang,the Vice Chairman of FIB,the Chairman of CBF and the headmaster of Harbin Sport University Mr.Zhu Ziqiang,the member of FIB Olympic Propulsion Committee ,the Vice Chairman of CBF and the chairman of HC Kunlun Red Star Mr.Zhao Xiaoyu.
       The 2018 Bandi World Championships in Group B will be held from January 27th to February 3rd.There are nearly 200 athletes, coaches and officials from eight countries, including Mongolia, Japan, Ukraine, Estonia, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Somalia and China. Referees and officials of the International Bandy Football Federation will participate in the competition, as well as the International Bandi Federation's annual Congress and executive committee meetings.
 

The Teams
 
       The opening ceremony was presided over by Mr. Yang Tao, Director of Heilongjiang Provincial Sports Bureau.Yang Tao noted that China is currently making full preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, and that the Bandi sport plays an important role in promoting the development of ice and snow sports for all.With the strong support of the State General Administration of Sports and the strong leadership of the people’s Government of Heilongjiang Province.The Bandy World Championship was held in China for the first time.It will have a profound impact on the promotion of the Bandy movement in Heilongjiang and throughout the country.To carry out the movement of the bandi greatly enriched China snow sports connotation, for the development of winter sports in Longjiang added a new impetus.
       The secretary-general of FIB Mr.Boniman addressed at the opening meeting.He mentioned that the FIB had decided to hold two Bandy World Championships in consideration of China’s sincere cooperation.These two championships are the Women’s Bandy World Championship at Chengde and the Men’s Bandy World Championship at Harbin.The famous Harbin Sports Univesity provides a good environment for promoting the development of Bandy movement.FIB has reached a friendly agreement with Harbin Sports University in the way of promoting the development of Bandy movement.Furthermore,Mr.Boniman expressed sincere thanks to Heilongjiang Provincial Government,Heilongjiang Provincial Sports Bureau and the headmaster of Harbin Sport University Mr.Zhu Ziqiang for that they provide opportunities for the development of Bandy movement.
       The 2022 Beijing Winter and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee consultant Mr. Zhao Yinggang in his speech expressed his sincere welcome to young friends and guests from all countries on behalf of the 2022 Beijing Winter and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee.Furthermore,he expressed sincere thanks to Men's Group B of the Bandy World Championships Organizing Committee for their preparation on events. For the athletes from all over the world ,the Bandy World Championship is not only a grand celebration covering sports,athletics,cultureand education,but also a stage for flying dreams.The holdiing of the World Championship in favour of promoting the development of Bandy movement.In addition,it actively pushes forward the activity “300 million people taking part in ice and snow sports”.
       At last, the people’s  Government of Heilongjiang Province Assistant Deputy Governor Mr.Sun Dongsheng proclaimed open.
       At the opening ceremony,the students of Harbin Sports Univeisity provided excellent ice dancing performances for the audience in the pace of light.There were “Our Mother is China ”and “the Rainbow in Ice and Snow”which are song and dance with a rippled rhythm and some  fascinating acrobatic performances on ice such as “Kung Fu on Ice”,a grand martial arts performance.These performances won warm applause from the audience,and pushed the atmosphere of the opening ceremony to a climax again and again.
 



The performances
 
       Bandy,also known as “ice hockey”or “Calvin ball”,is  popular in northern Europe and North America, and was included in the Winter Olympics in 2018. The traditional ice hockey teams are Russia and the there Nordic teams Sweden, Finland and Norway, and the world championships between Russia and Sweden. The project’s  first World Championship was held in Helsinki, Finland, on 1957, and biennially since 1961, and annually since 2003.As a collective ice sports against the same field, Bandy movement is the combination of ice hockey, football and hockey,also knowns as “ ice hockey on large field”.Moreover, the 2018 Bandy World Championship is an important international event in the series of activities of“enjoy ice and snow sports”in our province.
                                                          
Reporter:Tang Peiwen