The 2nd Belt and Road Physical Education and Sports Forum, co-hosted by Beijing Sport University and the Chinese Society of Sport Science, and co-hosted by the School of Education (School of Physical Education) of Beijing Sport University and the School Sports Branch of the Chinese Society of Sport Science, was held on November 20-21 at Beijing Sport University. The theme of this year's forum was " Sport Mutual Learning for Shared Cultural Prosperity". Representatives of more than 90 universities and partner institutions from more than 30 countries and regions, including Japan, Belarus, Lithuania, Canada, Spain, etc., participated in the forum through online and offline means.
On the afternoon of November 20, the opening ceremony of The 2nd Belt and Road Physical Education and Sports Forum was held in the BSU Media and Online Venue.
Cao Weidong, Secretary of the Party Committee and President of Beijing Sport University, made a speech
In his speech, Cao Weidong, Secretary of the Party Committee and President of Beijing Sport University, pointed out that the world is in the midst of unprecedented changes, and the global pandemic pneumonia is accelerating these complex and profound changes, and the international political order is facing profound adjustments. The Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping is in line with the fundamental interests of the international community, is a positive exploration of international cooperation and a new model of global governance, and demonstrates the common ideals and pursuits of the human society, which will add new positive energy for the peaceful development of the world. He said that the university is an important carrier of sports education and an important position for cultural heritage and development. With a history of 67 years, Beijing Sport University has always been committed to physical education and cultural inheritance and innovation. We hope to take this forum as an opportunity to fully carry out the "mutual appreciation of sports and cultural prosperity", to further cohesion of domestic and foreign forces, to help countries along the "Belt and Road" to solidly carry out theoretical research in the field of physical education and sports culture, and to support the development of the "Belt and Road". The countries along the "Belt and Road" to deal with the impact and challenges of the new coronary pneumonia epidemic and the sports sector, and help build a community of human destiny.
Mr. Feng Lianshi, Vice President and Secretary General of the Chinese Society of Sports Science, and Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of the Institute of Sports Science, General Administration of Sport of China, delivered a speech
Mr. Feng Lianshi, said in his speech, "As China pushes forward the ‘integration of sport and education' and comprehensively strengthens and improves school sports work, the Chinese Society of Sport Science and Beijing Sport University are working together to promote the integration of sport and education. The 2nd Belt and Road Physical Education and Sports Forum, which brought together experts and scholars of physical education from home and abroad to discuss topics such as cultural communication of physical education, international experience of physical education development, educational value of competitive sports, AI and physical education, integration of physical education and talent training. The development trend of physical education in the epidemic and post-epidemic era. We are looking forward to taking advantage of this 'Belt and Road' Physical Education Forum to make suggestions and deliver wonderful answers for the development of physical education in the new era."
Wang Dengfeng, Director General of the Department of Physical Education, Health and Arts Education, Ministry of Education, made a speech
On behalf of the Department of Physical Education, Health and Arts Education of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Wang Dengfeng extended his warmest congratulations on the success of The 2nd Belt and Road Physical Education and Sports Forum in his speech. He pointed out that, from China's experience in fighting the epidemic, physical education has played a very important role, but at the same time, the epidemic has also exposed the existence of problems that need to be further resolved and developed through more in-depth and detailed work. He expressed his hope that the Belt and Road Physical Education and Sports Forum would become a link and a platform for exchange of information, scientific research results and activities. It is hoped that through the forum, we can learn from the excellent sports and physical education research achievements of various countries and regions, and promote the development of physical education as a whole.
Speech by Gilbert Felli, Senior Advisor of IOC
In his speech, Gilbert Felli, Senior Advisor of the IOC, warmly congratulated the 2nd Belt and Road Physical Education and Sports Forum and expressed his appreciation for the contribution of Beijing Sport University to the development of sports and physical education. He said, " Belt and Road Physical Education and Sports Forum has created a platform for sports and cultural exchange between different regions. The International Olympic Committee is also cooperating with UNESCO to promote the development of physical education. I hope that in the context of the global spread of the epidemic, we can work together to make the world a better place."
Address by Oleg Matytsin, Minister of Sport of Russia and President of the International University Sports Federation (IUSF)
Oleg Matytsin, Minister of Sports of Russia and President of the International Federation of Sport Federations (FIGS), said in his speech: "Due to the epidemic, school sports activities in many countries have to be conducted online. During the epidemic, the best athletes in each country are also using social media to encourage university students to stay healthy. While many sports activities cannot be played in traditional ways and in appropriate venues these days, it is important to recognize that sports can be played at any time, in any place, in any form, and that they are as important as art and music. Let's work together to promote health through sports."
The opening ceremony was presided over by Gao Feng, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Executive Vice President of Beijing Sport University
After the opening ceremony, 18 experts and scholars from home and abroad delivered keynote speeches.
The experts, scholars, teachers and students exchanged their views on the topics of integration of physical education and talent cultivation, cultural communication of physical education, international experience of physical education development, educational value of competitive sports and AI and physical education development in five sub-forums through an online conference platform.
The Forum is one of the series of academic activities held at BSU in commemoration of its 65th anniversary. Starting from 2019, every year, a rotating university or research institute, together with Beijing Sport University, will co-organize the Forum, focusing on the frontier issues in the field of sports and education.
During the forum, based on the principles of equality, autonomy, mutual benefit and collaboration, the participating universities reached the "Beijing Consensus of Belt and Road Physical Education and Sports Forum.