Date : 20 May 2018
The 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games Hangzhou Fun Run press conference was held in Intelligent e-Valley, Binjiang District on 19th May, 2018.
The OCA and INASGOC representatives and HAGOC officials were present at the event, including Mr. Wissam Trkmani Bilal, Coordinator from the President’s Office of OCA, Mr. Zhou Jian, Media Manager of OCA, Ms. Elena Hristova Chkarova, International Relations Officer of OCA, Mr. Syahrir Nawier, Executive Board Member of INASGOC and National Olympic Committee of Indonesia, Chen Guomei, Deputy Secretary General of HAGOC and Vice Mayor of Hangzhou and Mr. Mao Genhong, Deputy Secretary General of HAGOC, Director of Executive Office of HAGOC and Deputy Secretary General of Hangzhou Municipal Government. Mr. Lyu Lin, Deputy Secretary General of HAGOC and Deputy Director of Zhejiang Provincial Sports Bureau presided over the press conference.
At the press conference, Mr. Wissam Trkmani Bilal read out the message from H.E. Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, the OCA President. “There is much more to the Asian Games than just gold, silver and bronze medals. There is friendship, team spirit and camaraderie – all qualities that are in evidence at our Asian Games Fun Runs around the continent. They bring everyone together to share in the excitement of the Asian Games and to celebrate your participation in such a worthwhile cause,” the President mentioned in his message. And he encouraged all the Fun Runners to enjoy the Fun Run and the 18th Asian Games.
Chen Guomei briefed on the progress of the preparations for the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, and announced the arrangements for the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games Hangzhou Fun Run.
Hangzhou Fun Run will be held on Binjiang Greenway, to the north of the Olympic Sports Center, Binjiang District, with events including Hello! Asian Games Family Run, Style! Asian Games Costume Run, Love! Asian Games Couple Run, Asian Games Power Up Charity Run and Fast and Furious Semipro Run.
Mr. Syahrir Nawier conveyed the gratitude to OCA, COC and HAGOC on behalf of the National Olympic Committee of Indonesia and INASGOC and sincerely invited Hangzhou citizens to come and watch the 18th Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia. He wished the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 a great success and was looking forward to organizing this similar Fun Run for the next Asian Games.
Mr. Zhou Jian and Ms. Elena Hristova Chkarova briefed on the objectives and significance of the Asian Game Fun Run.
The OCA representatives presented souvenirs to HAGOC at the conclusion of the conference.
The 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games Fun Run is held in 34 cities from 32 Asian countries and regions. Hangzhou is the 21st stop of the Fun Run event. The Hangzhou Fun Run is hosted by OCA and INASGOC, organized by COC, co-organized by HAGOC and supported by a number of organizations, including HAGOC, China Communist Youth League Hangzhou Committee, Hangzhou Women’s Federation, Binjiang District Government and Bank of Hangzhou. Around 1,000 citizens joined the Hangzhou Fun Run.
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