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The 3rd Changchun Foreign Friends Games

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The 3rd Changchun Foreign Friends Games

Time: May 26, 2012 at 10am to May 27, 2012 at 5pm
Location: Changchun Sports Center (Changchun Stadium); Changchun Public Fitness Center
Street: No.1 Tibei Road (west side of Yatai Street, Nan'guan District)
City/Town: Changchun
Website or Map:…
Event Type: sports, fun, games, competition
Organized By: Changchun Municipal People's Government
Latest Activity: May 30, 2012

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Event Description




Date: May 26 to 27 (Saturday to Sunday), 2012


Changchun Sports Center (Changchun Stadium)

Changchun Public Fitness Center




Foreign friends who are professional, technical, or managerial staff members in three kinds of foreign-invested enterprises in Changchun, which include Sino-foreign joint ventures, cooperative businesses, and exclusively foreign-owned enterprises.

Foreign friends who are staff members in offices or representative institutions in Changchun.

Foreign friends who are overseas teachers or students in all schools, colleges, and universities in Changchun.

Other foreign friends in Changchun.




Football: For Men Only

Basketball: For Men Only

Tennis: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Women’s Doubles

Badminton: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Women’s Doubles

Table Tennis: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, and Women’s Doubles

Shooting: Men’s Small-bore Rifle Singles, Women’s Small-bore Rifle Singles, Men’s Small-caliber Pistol Singles, and Women’s Small-caliber Pistol Singles

Swimming: Men’s 50 Meter Freestyle, Women’s 50 Meter Freestyle, Men’s 100 Meter Freestyle, Women’s 100 Meter Freestyle, Men’s 50 Meter Breaststroke, Women’s 50 Meter Breaststroke, Men’s 100 Meter Breaststroke, Women’s 100 Meter Breaststroke(Relay Race to be determined)



After inside selection and confirmation, foreigners in an enterprise, a school or an industrial association shall register at the office of the Organizing Committee in the unit of the organization. Others can directly register at the above mentioned place, or visit the Foreign Language Website of Changchun Municipal People’s Government, and register on line.


Each organization can register two teams at most for a team event (e.g. basketball and football); each organization can register two persons at most for an individual event(e.g. badminton, tennis, table tennis, shooting, swimming), and two teams for a double event; each participant can register two single events and one team event at most.


Deadline: Participating organizations or individuals shall submit the entry list before May 15, 2012.



The winners of the first six places in each individual event will be presented different prizes and certificates.


The winners of the first six places in each team event will be awarded. The winners of the first, second, and third places will be presented cups, prizes, and certificates.


Contact person:

Mr. Xu Huaiwu   0431-88776716

Miss Liu Shuang 0431-88776734, 15948333800




Changchun Municipal Foreign Affairs Office

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Comment by Chris Knight on May 30, 2012 at 9:04

I noticed that most of the officials had those green books with the rules, venue addresses, and a few other things in them. I think a copy of the rules for each event would be good for the participants to have.

Comment by Chris Knight on May 30, 2012 at 9:02

Believe me Leo, I have no regrets. It was lots of fun, and I WILL be there next year! However, I won't be settling for second place. Mama needs a new bike. ;)

The only thing I feel bad about is that poor fellow who spent over 2000 yuan practicing his shooting, and only scored a 56. He must have been so disappointed. 

Comment by Leo on May 30, 2012 at 8:18

Chris, the full score is the goal for all the participants. As for runners, you just run as fast as you can, and for football players, shoot the ball to the net as much as you can, for rifle, definately 100 is the top goal  :)   Leave your regret to the next year, that will be better.

Comment by Chris Knight on May 26, 2012 at 20:38

Had an excellent time, Leo, and I will definitely be doing this again next year. One suggestion I have, however, is that, for the shooting event, participants should be told ahead of time what the minimum scores are that are required to enter the next round. For example, for the rifle event, I scored an 88 the first time around. I thought I would be advancing to the medal round. Then they told us the minimum score to advance in the rifle category was 90. This information would be helpful before we approach the firing line.

Comment by Leo on May 10, 2012 at 11:30

Ok, wish you can meet different people and make new friends by attending this event.

Comment by Chris Knight on May 10, 2012 at 11:20

Thank you Leo. Everything has been arranged.

Comment by Leo on May 10, 2012 at 10:28

Speak frankly, I have never been to the shooting club before.  But it should be very simple for you.

Comment by Chris Knight on May 9, 2012 at 16:03

Thank you. What is the format for the shooting events? Is there any physical effort, such as running, involved, or is it a standard shooting event utilizing the four shooting positions, standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone? 

Comment by Leo on May 9, 2012 at 16:00

Dear Chris Knight, I just consulted Mr. Wei Shuo, director of CCFAO who in charge of the games affairs about your question.  He replied me that if your physicial condition is good, we encourage the foreign friends to register this game.  Yes, you can do it !!

Comment by Chris Knight on May 9, 2012 at 15:41
Well, Leo, I want to participate in the men's shooting events. My university phoned to get more information and was told that since I am over 40 years old, the physical exertion may cause me to have a heart attack!!

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