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BIT Holds the 55th Capital University Student Track &Field Meet

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  Translator: News Agency of BIT, Zhou Xinyue

  Editor: News Center of BIT, Zhao Jie

  In May 2016, at the closing ceremony of the 54th Capital University Student Track and Field Meet, Yang Zhihong, secretary of the Commission for Discipline Inspection of Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), took the banner of the Beijing University Student Sports Association, which represented the 55th Capital University Student Track and Field Meet would be hosted by BIT. This is the second time that BIT holds the event while the first time was 1992. After 25 years, the Capital University Student Track and Field Meet will once again usher in the "BIT Moment".

  

  East Stadium of BIT Zhongguancun Campus

  From May 25 to May 28, 2017, the 55th Capital University Student Track and Field Meet will be held in BIT. There is expected to be more than 2,000 athletes from 70 colleges and universities participating in this event.

  The track and field meet is organized by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission and the Beijing Municipal Sports Bureau, undertaken by the Federation of University Sports of Beijing and BIT, and co-organized by the track and field department of the Federation of University Sports of Beijing. The meet will last for 4 days.

  The competition is divided into three competition groups with 115 competitions in total. The competition includes 100-meter race, 200-meter race, 400-meter race, 800-meter race, 1500-meter race, 5000-meter race, 10000-meter race, 3000-meter barrier race, 10,000-meters walk, 20,000-meter walk, 110-meter hurdles race, 400-meter hurdles race, 4×100-meter relay race, 4×400-meter relay race, high jump, pole high jump, long jump, triple jump, shot, discus, javelin, hammer, decathlon and many other track and field projects.

  

  Men's 110-meter Hurdles Race of Previous Capital University Student Track and Field Meet

  As a traditional event, the Capital University Student Track and Field Meet has not only set up a platform for the exchange of physical education and sports level between colleges and universities, but also demonstrated the capital university students being vibrant, cooperative and tenacious. The event also plays a positive role in promoting young students’ wellbeing as well as their love for sports, raising their awareness of cherishing the health, and helping create good social morals of athleticism.

  The first Beijing University track and field was held in October 1955 and has a history of 62 years. The first Beijing University track and field Meet, held at Beijing Iron and Steel Institute (the previous Beijing University of Science and Technology), was intended to promote the development of the track and field movement in the capital colleges and universities and the improvement of the technical level of the track and field and the overall level of athletic competition in the capital colleges and universities. More than 1,400 athletes from 46 institutions, namely colleges, universities and vocational secondary schools in Beijing participated in the competition. During the event, 13 athletes broke 10 city records, while the Central Sports College, Tsinghua University and Beijing Iron and Steel Institute ranked in the top three.

  

  In May 1986, the Beijing Institute of Technology held the 25th Capital University Student Track and Field Meet

  As a school with sports traditions, BIT and the Capital University Student Track and Field Meet have a history that goes way back. In May 1965, BIT held the 9th Capital University Student Track and Field Meet for the first time. Since then, BIT has hosted the 18th, 25th, 30th Capital University Student Track and Field Meet and will host the 55th one in the near future, which outnumbers most of the colleges and universities in Beijing. All along, BIT vigorously promotes the comprehensive reform of talent training, strengthens the building of physical education faculty, speeds up the construction of sports venues and facilities, encourages more students to actively participate in various physical exercise, explore new model of “Physical Education”, enhances the level of students' quality education, and promotes the comprehensive development of students.

  As a host, BIT will welcome participating teams with excellent event service and security work, make sure everyone enjoy sports, and hope that all the teams will spare no effort to fight for the glory of school. BIT dedicates itself to implementing the concept of "sports as an education" and strives for a sports event that advocates the spirit of sports, shows the spirit of the capital university students and promotes the development of mass sports.

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