Gaochun (CHI) - IOC presidents Thomas Bach and Jacques Rogge Visit Gaochun
The 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games are held in Nanjing which is the capital city of East China's Jiangsu province from August 16th to 28th. The games consist of 28 sports and Wushu (Chinese martial arts) is also selected as the cultural and educational activity which is held in Gaochun District, Nanjing City.
100 athletes from 35 countries and regions joined in the Wushu Tournament held from August 22nd to 24th. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach (Photo 1) and former IOC president Jacques Rogge (Photo 2) watched the tournament and presented gold medals to the winners. During their stay in Gaochun, Bach and Rogge visited most of the places featuring beautiful scenery and local culture. Rogge and his wife visited Cittaslow Yaxi August on 23rd, they enjoyed the picturesque scenery and the local food soybean milk and deep-fried dough sticks which are produced with traditional and environmental-friendly techniques. Soybean milk is milled by hands and deep-fried dough sticks are fried with the fresh rapeseed oil. Rogge said it was an unforgettable travel; he loved the endless green and delicious food. After watching the folk performance Dashanchai Dance, he became very interested in Chinese local culture. Dashanchai Dance starting from the 17th century was used for protecting the village against thefts at the beginning, and then became a kind of cultural activity conducive to strengthening the body and cultivatingWushu spirit. Finally, Rogge said he has been living a fast-paced life and wished to live a slow life after retiring.