On the morning of March 12th, the first session of the 14th National People’s Congress held its fifth plenary meeting in the Great Hall of the People. After the meeting, the third "Ministerial Channel" interview was held, and some responsible persons of relevant ministries and commissions in the State Council were invited to attend the meeting.
A reporter asked Gao Zhidan, director of the State General Administration of Sports: Football, basketball and volleyball are deeply loved by the masses, and the development of the three big balls has attracted much attention from all walks of life. However, the current situation of promoting the development of the three big balls in an all-round way in China is not ideal. What do you think of this problem? What is the next work plan of the General Administration of Sports for revitalizing the three big balls?
In this regard, Gao Zhidan said that football, basketball and volleyball, the three major collective ball events, have a large population and great social influence, and are deeply loved by the broad masses of the people, especially young people. The results of the three big balls are not only the outcome of a game, but also the spirit of collectivism and patriotism.
Historically, China’s three major events, especially women’s events, have achieved good results in the world. China women’s football team once won the runner-up in the Olympic World Cup and was known as the "sonorous rose". China women’s basketball team won medals in the Olympic World Championships in 1980s and 1990s, and won the second place in the World Cup last year, showing a good momentum of continuous progress and development. China Women’s Volleyball Team, which has been tempered through hard training, has struggled from generation to generation, winning the world championship for ten times in three world competitions and winning honor for the motherland. Their women’s volleyball spirit of the motherland first, unity and cooperation, tenacious struggle and never give up, which is condensed by struggle and hard work, has inspired generations of Chinese people to make unremitting efforts to realize the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Gao Zhidan said, but realistically speaking, for a long time, the development of China’s three major sports, especially men’s events, was not satisfactory, and the level of men’s football was declining all the way. There were many chaos in the football industry, which was in sharp contrast with the requirements and expectations of the CPC Central Committee and the people all over the country. It is a sign of a sports power that the three major goals should be achieved, and it is also a short board that we must make up to speed up the construction of a sports power. Recently, in view of the serious problems in the field of football, we have been deeply rethinking and studying solutions and ways, and are prepared to systematically treat them from the aspects of ideological education, style construction, deepening reform, and doing a good job in the current work, so as to do a good job in all the work of the three goals in the spirit of re-taking the Long March.