FIRS World Championships – Roller Games 2017 Organizing Committee held a press conference, WRG 2017 will be held in Nanjing from August 27 to September: At that time, there will be more than 4,000 athletes and officials from over 70 countries and regions gathering in Nanjing.

The conference showcased the WRG – Nanjing 2017 emblem and mascot. According to Wang Peng, head of the sponsor group of the market development department, the emblem design takes Nanjing city flower and the logo of FIRS as the main creative graphic. The simple and concise design fits the characteristics of the tournament hosted in Nanjing, taking dynamic fashion, harmonious health as the design theme. Q version of Mascot Ningning is upgraded and adjusted on the basis of last year’s individual tournament. Ningning is short for Nanjing, and shaped from Nanjing Yuhua stone. Ningning takes orange as the based color, wearing a full set of roller skating professional equipments, and it is like sunshine giving light, hopes to people. It fits perfectly to roller skating, the young and energetic sports pursuing speed and skills. Nanjing Yuhua stone is a symbol of global roller skating children become indomitable after tempering. It is just like Nanjing Yuhua stone glows with beautiful style after thousands of years of tempering. In addition, the skating world championships set up three individual mascots.

The WRG will be another major international tournament  held in Nanjing after the 2014 Youth Olympic: fruitful example of a strong legacy between the City of Nanjing and FIRS. In terms of venue preparation, it takes Youth Olympic Sports Park, Nanjing 2014 SportsLab, Olympic Sports Center, Longjiang Gymnasium, Wutaishan Gymnasium and other “Youth Olympic venues” as the main part. At present, the organizing committee has completed the recruitment of 550 volunteers, these volunteers focus on sports competitions, language services and comprehensive protection.

The official website of the contest was released: http://2017.njrollersports.org. The website will be updated in both Chinese and English versions including news bulletins, events profiles, wonderful moments, event services, live events, medals table and other columns. Chen Weihong, Deputy Secretary-General of the organizing committee, director of Nanjing Municipal Bureau of Sports, said at the press conference: “the first WRG and the Thirteenth National Games will be held in the same period, we will present a safe, smooth, passionate, joyful, and wonderful “Skating Championships” to the world, it will realize a dream for the roller skaters that all the highest level events can be held in one city and achieve a large scale of historical reunion; it will also create world-renowned opportunities and reputation for Nanjing, as the capital of skating in the world.

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