Festival begins in Guangxi to promote mass sport
In the festival designated to promote mass sport, sports enthusiast Chen Guanquan joined his favourite cycling race.
"I love to do sport in my spare time. Through participating in sports, I not only build up my body, but also make many friends," said Chen, who competed in the race on the day that was the opening day of Beijing Olympics Games in 2008 and now turned into the mass sport festival.
To promote a healthier life style, Guangxi started holding sports festival annually from 2009. Starting from August 8 this year, the festival will last for three months and is expected to draw more than one million people to take part in more than 300 sporting events.