The wonderful performance of “Chengdu Show Time” at the closing ceremony of the Naples Universiade in 2019 has impressed Adam Sotiriadis.
As the general coordinator of the Naples delegation to attend the summing-up meeting of Naples Universiade in Chengdu, Sotiriadis said, “After watching the show, I have confidence in Chengdu. China successfully held 2008 Olympic Games. The people here are hardworking and disciplined. I believe that the Chengdu Universiade in 2021 will be a complete success.
On October 8th, the summing-up meeting of Naples Universiade was held in Chengdu. Members of the General Administrative Working Group of the Chengdu Universiade Preparatory Committee Office gave a brief introduction of the work steps and organizational structure of the preparatory work for the 31st Universiade Summer Games in Chengdu.
When giving an overview of the preparatory work, the relevant responsible person used seven “high” to summarize the overall requirements—high quality construction of the stadiums and facilities; high-level implementation of the Universiade competition organization; high starting point to plan large-scale events of the Universiade; high standards to provide guarantee for the Universiade service; high quality to enhance the urban environment of the Universiade; high-level publicity and promotion of the Universiade; high efficiency to promote the development of the Universiade market.
“We will follow the concept of ‘green, wisdom, energy and sharing’ and the overall goal of ‘China’s New Era and Chengdu’s First Universiade and hope that the Chengdu Universiade will be a wonderful and successful international sports event that fully demonstrates international standards, Chinese style and Ba-Shu characteristics.
The participants of the Naples Universiade also shared their experiences at the meeting. Sotiriadis noted, “I have participated in many competitions. I often teach students the knowledge and experience of sports management and event management at the university. I think that the most important factor in event management and operation is the human. Miracles can be achieved with the best of one’s ability. The time for the Naples Universiade preparations is limited, and the preparation schedule in Chengdu Universiade is tighter, but I believe that as long as you are united, you will be able to overcome difficulties and achieve your goals. ”
Marc Vandenplas, director of the International Federation of the World Summer Universiade, who has investigated Chengdu many times, noted this time,“there are less than two years before the opening of the Chengdu Universiade, but I feel that the team is very efficient and I am very satisfied overall.” He said that the construction of the Universiade and the organization of the human resources were both important. “The most significant task now is to work hard at the preparatory work in a short time. At that time, three years was available for Naples Universiade preparation, but now, only two years for Chengdu. Meanwhile, Naples didn’t build new stadiums and facilities, but many new stadiums and facilities will be built in Chengdu before the opening ceremony, so the task is even heavier.” He also mentioned that a delegation of technical officials would be sent to Chengdu to view the preparation progress in November. “The team preparing for the Chengdu Universiade is very energetic. We believe that everyone will work together to advance various tasks gradually and achieve the predetermined goals successfully.”