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Invitation of the Fourth Basketball Games for Foreigners in Beijing 2018

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To enrich the spare-time activities of foreigners living in Beijing and enhance mutual exchanges, Beijing Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and Beijing Sports Federation will jointly hold the Fourth Basketball Games for Foreigners in Beijing in October, 2018. The team members can be embassy staff, employees of foreign enterprises, overseas students, foreign experts and other foreigners residing permanently in Beijing; and the teams can be formed in the name of a country or an institution, or in other names.

We sincerely invite your embassy/institution to organize foreigners working or studying in Beijing to participate in the games. Each team can have one manager, one coach, one staff, and 12 players (current professional basketball players are not allowed to sign up for the games).

If you are interested in putting together a team to participate in the games, please send us your team information table and the information table of team members (see Attachment 1) via e-mail before September 20.

For more detailed application requirements, please refer to the Rules of the Fourth Basketball Games for Foreigners in Beijing, and assign a liaison for the team to facilitate communication.

Contact: Cui Qi; Jia Wenjie

E-mail: cuiki220@126.com; jiawenjie@bjfao.gov.cn

Contact Number: 010-65192795, and 65193260 (fax);15201079177; 13691126189

Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

June 11, 2018

Press Here to Download the Attachment: Feedback and Application Form

 

 

Preliminary Rules for the Fourth Basketball Games for Foreigners in Beijing 2018

As the capital of China, Beijing Municipality serves not only as the political center, cultural center, and science and technological innovation center, but also the center for international exchanges. Sports know no border and so does basketball, which acts as a bridge and bond linking different peoples in the world. In order to enrich the cultural life of foreign friends working, studying and living in Beijing, and enhance mutual exchanges; we will hold in 2018 the Fourth Basketball Games for Foreigners in Beijing, and gather basketball fans from all around the world, so that they can compete and compare notes with one another, build friendship, and share the feast of basketball and friendship. The rules for the games are as follows:

I.Host

Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports

Beijing Sports Federation

II.Organizer

Beijing Sports Competitions Administration Center

International Exchange Center of Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Beijing Future Sunshine Sports Culture Co., Ltd.

III.Co-Organizer

Beijing Basketball Association

Beijing Municipal University Basketball Association

IV.Date

Opening and closing ceremonies and games will all be held on weekends.

Date for opening ceremony: October 20.

Date for games: October 20,21,27,28, November 3,4.

Date for closing ceremony: November 4.

V.Venue

Beijing Wukesong Sports Center (to be determined)

VI.Requirements for Participating Teams

1.Qualification

a)Healthy foreign male adults legally working or studying in Beijing are welcome to sign up for the games (nationality represented should be the same as indicated on passport, and one person can only represent one team; visa should be valid until December 2018.); female adults are also welcome, but they will be treated equally with male adults.

b)Professional basketball players registered with the Basketball Administration Center of the General Administration of Sports of China and those without registration but are professional basketball players de facto shall not be allowed to take part in the games.

2. Organization

The team members can be embassy staff, employees of foreign enterprises, overseas students, foreign experts and other foreigners residing permanently in Beijing; and the teams can be formed in the name of a country or an institution, or in other names.

VII.Competition Rules and Rankings

1.The FIBA’s basketball game rules will be adopted.

2.By drawing lots, the participating teams will be divided into four groups, and rankings will be decided based on the tally of single round robin. The top two teams of each group will be qualified for the next round, and rankings will be decided through cross knock-out matches.

VIII.Team Uniform

Teams must have 2 sets of uniforms including one light-colored and one dark-colored.

IX.Signing Up, Date and other information

1.Number of participants: each team shall consist of a team manager, a coach, a staff and 12 players. The team manager and coach could also sign up as players.

2. Signing-up time: Before September 20, 2018.

3. How to sign up: Signing-up will be conducted on-line. Each team shall email feedback and application forms to cuiki220@126.com. For inquiries, please contact us with the following number: 010-65192795, 15201079177.

4. Charges: the games are free of charge

5. Insurance: insurance shall be covered by the teams themselves.

6. Transport: vehicles shall be arranged by the teams themselves, as the basketball games will be held in urban district.

X.Attention

1.Authentic information is required for all participants

2.During the matches, please show respect for the rules, opponents, audience, referees and other staff members.

3.The team manager and the coach shall accompany the team during matches.

4.Dangerous moves should be avoided during the matches. Insurance Policy

Personal accident insurance for participating players shall be covered by themselves or their teams at a local insurance company. Accident injuries during the games must be taken care of by the participating teams or individual players themselves. Basic medical security service will be provided and arranged by the organizers.

XI.Matters not covered herein will be subject to further notice

The rules are subject to interpretation and amendment by the Organizing Committee.

 

 

 

 

Source: Beijing Foreign Affairs Office
Date: 2018-06-19