Sports development in Tianjin

Updated: 24 Mar 2011
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Tianjin Olympic Stadium
Tianjin Olympic Central Stadium
The sports in Tianjin have developed rapidly. In the tenthnational sports meet in 2005, Tianjin sports team won 15.5 goldmedals, 13.5 silvers and 11 bronzes, the biggest victory in thehistory of Tianjin sports. Tianjin Women's Volleyball Team wonchampionships in China for three years, between 2003 and 2005,and in 2006, it won championship at the Bubugao Cup National Women's Volleyball Match.

As an undertaker of the football matches for the 2008 BeijingOlympics, Tianjin shoulders the missions of the Olympic Games.In addition, in September 2007, some matches of the Women'sFootball World Cup will also be held in Tianjin. So far, the primary buildings of Tianjin Olympic Central Stadium, where the twoevents will be held, have been completed.
At the 29th Olympic Games held in Beijing in 2008, Tianjin, as a co-organizer city of the Beijing, held 12 soccer games at Water Drop, e.g. Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium. 30 Tianjin athletes, Chen Yibing, Tong Wen and Wang Xin as main, won 4 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 4 bronze medals. In the China Soccer Premier League held in 2008, Tianjin TEDA Tema was awarded a good score of the 4th, and won the qualification of participating in AFC Champions League, in the final of National Women's Volleyball Tournament of game season 2008-2009, Tianjin Women's Volleyball Team won successfully, which was its 6th championship in the latest seven game seasons. In recent years, the whole city exercise in Tianjin is initiated with colorful activities. The population who participate exercise in Tianjin exceeds 40%, and the physical qualification rate of the citizen is up to 88.7%, both above the national averages.
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