Fuzhou China Events
We are back with a new calendar of FIVB World Tour events for 2016, after completing the first half of the 2016-17 season in China. The highlight of this calendar will be the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, in which 24 teams of both sexes will participate. This is the second time Fuzhou has hosted an international event of the FivB Open, after the city hosted the AVC Beach Volleyball Continental Cup in June 2012, with Australia taking first place. The event will continue as part of Road to Rio, which runs until 13 June 2016 and is counted towards the Olympic rankings, and will also be counted as an F IVB World Tour event to determine which gender will be taking part in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The gold medalists in the men's race are Markus Bockermann and Lars Fluggen from Germany, and the women's race winners are Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas from Canada. China has won 19 medals on its soil, including four gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze. They have won 28 Olympic gold medals in all sports, the highest number of any nation and the second-highest number of Olympic gold medallists (behind the United States).
Among the notable NBA players who have played in CBA stakes is Stephon Marbury, a Chinese legend, and there was a long list of notable players from China's professional basketball leagues. They include the Ningbo-based Bayi Rockets, the Guangdong Southern Tigers of Dongguan and the China National Basketball League (CNBA) championship team.
In Fuzhou we have two private musical instrument museums, which collect thousands of musical instruments from China and abroad. On Saturday and Sunday, you can browse through stalls selling quirky goods, art, crafts and more, and bargain hunters and shopaholics can listen to live music from local artists, musicians and musicians from around the world. We are holding the first ever Chinese music festival in Guangdong City, China's second largest city.
This 10-day festival offers visitors not only a great view of Guangdong City, but also a unique experience in the world of sport and music. In addition to the FIVB Fuzhou Open, there will be other stops in China and on the international FivB schedule for 2016. We will also hold our first ever China Open women's tennis tournament in Guangzhou, China.
Japan is ranked third in the world and China fifth, so it should be an exciting match. All-Star Game will be held in Guangzhou, China, and will go head to head against the top two teams in the FivB Fuzhou Open.
The Thomas Cup is the most important men's badminton competition, which takes place every two years, with the Uber Cup being the equivalent to the women's competition. The 2019 World Cup will be held in Budapest, Hungary, and 2019 is likely to be the first year of the FivB Fuzhou Open in its history. If you want to watch China's national football matches, China will be at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the 2019 FIFA Confederations Cup.
It is the most important tournament and has been held since 2013, and it is the same every year, with pool games followed by a single knockout round.
The 2016 FIVB world rankings system will again include several open events and several Grand Slam tournaments.
Fuzhou prospered from the 16th to the 19th century and its prosperity reached its peak when it opened the world's first tea processing plant in the canton of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. It became the main port for the tea trade and was the only production district in China that could ship tea overland to and from the Guangduo cantons. Exports of wood, paper and food gradually reached the levels of tea exports, but exports fell by half in the 18th century, largely due to a decline in demand for tea.
This includes the Digital China Achievement Exhibition, which brings together more than 200 well-known companies to showcase the latest applications and results of digital technology. Television shows are in Chinese, but since the Internet is so bad in China and they have no English translation, it is difficult to do anything productive. Tao, who also owns an e-sports team, invited some of the best e-sports players to race and play games with fans after the race. When we arrived in China, we met with coach Mike Gattone at customs and we took an hour drive to our hotel and forgot about China.