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Friday, December 9, 2011

SportAccord World Mind Games Begin in Beijing

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Hello everyone,

Beijing,China 09.12.2011 – The opening ceremony of 2011 SportAccord World Mind Games took place on Friday and the Games are now officially open. The event took place in the Beijing International Convention Center.

Alexandra Kosteniuk, the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion is the Ambassador of 2011 SportAccord World Mind Games. (Click on link to go to official website).

SportAccord President Hein Verbruggen expressed his gratitude for the warm reception of SportAccord in China’s Capital. He continued by acknowledging the General Sport Administration of China and Beijing Municipal Government for their support for SportAccord World Mind Games, the Local Organising Committee and all the people involved in the preparations. He acknowledged the official partners of SportAccord World Mind Games; Rado and Samsung.

Deputy Major of Beijing Liu Jingmin, Deputy Director of General Administration of Sport of China Feng Jianzhong welcomed SportAccord, players, coaches, referees, and friends. They underlined the values and importance of SportAccord World Mind Games and wished the event a great success.

The addresses were followed by cultural performances of a children’s chorus, Beijing Opera Group and Beijing Women New Folk Music Band.

The first edition of SportAccord World Mind Games takes place from 9-16 December 2011 in Beijing. This unique multi-sport event highlights the great value of Mind Sports. The world's best players will deliver top-level performances and create new valuable experiences based on intelligence, strategy and exercise of mind. Rado and Samsung are the official partners of SportAccord World Mind Games.

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