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Screen Shot 2020 08 18 at 2.53.56 PMLearn about the Host City—Chengdu, China

Chengdu, also known as Rong (Hibiscus City), is the capital of Sichuan province, China. As an emerging city in the world, it serves as a national central city, a centre of the economy, technology, finance, culture & innovation, and foreign exchange of China, and an international hub for transportation and telecommunication. Chengdu has a permanent population of 16 million and is hailed as “the land of abundance”.

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Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games Competition Schedule
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Chengdu, also known as Rong (Hibiscus City), is the capital of Sichuan province, China. As an emerging city in the world, it serves as a national central city, a centre of the economy, technology, finance, culture & innovation, and foreign exchange of China, and an international hub for transportation and telecommunication. Chengdu has a permanent population of 16 million and is hailed as “the land of abundance”.

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A famous historical and cultural city in China, Chengdu was the cradle of China’s ancient Shu civilization and Taoism. As one of the ancient Chinese capitals, Chengdu boasts 4,500 years of civilization and 2,300 years of history since it was established. The city has close to 300 examples of National Intangible Cultural Heritage such as Sichuan Opera, Sichuan Brocade and Sichuan Embroidery, and scenic spots and historic sites among which the Wuhou Shrine, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, and Jinsha Relics Site are well known. 


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The Olympic rings represent the five continents and all nations united by Olympism. Today, they make up of the most famous and recognised symbols in the world. Did you know that it was a mere 20 years after the re-establishment of the Olympic Games that Pierre de Coubertin presented his emblem to the 1914 Olympic Congress in Paris? While he is remembered for being an educator, historian and founder of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), he was also a talented designer. Read on for the full history of the Olympic rings.

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The Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius", which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger", was proposed to Pierre de Coubertin by Dominican priest Henri Didon. While this was used at the founding Congress of the IOC calling for the re-establishment of the Games on 23 June 1894, the famous symbol of five interlaced rings appeared only two decades later. Previously, Pierre de Coubertin had designed an emblem depicting an open crown made up of olive branches, reminiscent of the prizes awarded to athletes during the ancient Games. This symbol appeared on the official letterhead.

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