CHINA China celebrates 10th National Fitness Day

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China celebrates 10th National Fitness Day

By He Jieqiong | People's Daily app

16:34, August 08, 2018

For the tenth straight year, China celebrated National Fitness Day on August 8.

This year's theme is "The New Era of National Fitness", and will run from August 4 to 12. Celebration activities were held throughout the country.

To encourage greater participation in sports and to commemorate the successful hosting of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the State Council designated August 8 as National Fitness Day starting 2009. The whole country is encouraged to actively organize and participate in national fitness activities. Free fitness guidance services are provided and sports facilities are open to the public for free.

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People cycling in Qionghai, Hainan Province.(Photos: VCG)

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People jogging in Nanchuan District, Chongqing.

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People performing taekwondo in Nanzhang, Hubei Province.

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People swimming across the Yangtze River in Yichang, Hubei Province.

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People participating in a marathon in Haozhou, Anhui Province.

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People playing soccer in Nantong, Jiangsu Province.

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People exercising in Xuchang, Henan Province.

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People exercising in Beijing.

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People practicing taiji in Shenyang,Liaoning Province.

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