On the afternoon of July 5, the competition between Shanghai Baoshan Dahua Women’s Basketball Team and Huazhong University of Science and Technology Women’s Basketball Team kicked off at Huazhong University of Science and Technology Optics Valley Gymnasium, marking the starting of the 7th CISM Military World Games (7th CWG) Women’s Basketball Test Event and National Women’s Basketball Match Challenge. Six Women’s Basketball Teams from Bayi, Shanghai Baoshan Dahua, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University, Central South University and Huazhong University of Science and Technology will compete in six days with three events per day.

The test event venue, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Optics Valley Gymnasium, adjacent to Luoyu Road of Wuchang District, Wuhan City, is composed of a main venue, a training hall and related auxiliary facilities. Combined with the surroundings, it is designed as a large modern comprehensive stadium with many functions, like official sports competition, sports teaching and research, and big mass meetings. Its overall floorage is 26,758 square meters, the building area is 15,762 square meters, and the total seating capacity is 6,316.

In accordance with the guidance requirements of the Executive Commission and the Chinese Basketball Association, the Competition Management Committee (CMC) of Women’s Basketball Event of the 7th CWG has completed the maintenance and reconstruction of function rooms, the replacement of floors and the renewal of the large facilities and equipment in the stadium; completed the comprehensive potential risks identification of water, electricity and gas, set up double-loop power supply and rented generator cars to ensure the electricity safety for the test event; coordinated with the water supply company to ensure water supply; completed the cleaning of the external walls of the stadium, the comprehensive improvement of the surroundings and the layout of the image landscapes; completed the bidding for procurement of special equipment and auxiliary equipment for competitions, the installation of various information equipment in the stadium, and the debugging and testing of lighting, sound, air conditioners and other equipment.

According to the relevant responsible person of CMC, after interview, evaluation and general training, the Women’s Basketball Event CMC of the 7th CWG has determined 763 volunteers to serve in the test event. These volunteers have completed person-post matching, and carried out professional training and pre-service training on June 3. The first-aid team with professional medical team of Tongji Hospital as the core is equipped to provide professional medical security for the event. In the light of the official competition standard, the 7th CWG image decoration has been made for greening, landscape, logo and background board inside and outside the stadium, creating a strong competition atmosphere. Specialized demonstration and standardization upgrade of catering varieties have been carried out to meet the dining needs of all personnel on the basis of ensuring food nutrition of all varieties. In terms of transportation service, the security team has not only maintained the vehicles, but also conducted driver etiquette training and volunteer guidance training. It has prepared for the arrival, departure, and ferry of the participating teams and technical officials.

It is introduced that after the end of the 7th CWG, Optics Valley Gymnasium will usher in more functions, including the basic teaching tasks for students of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, training tasks of high-level sports teams, and the tasks of organizing large-scale school events. More than ten function rooms for badminton, table tennis, yoga, etc. will also be fully open to teachers, students and community residents. All kinds of sports competitions, art performances, large-scale culture lectures and talent recruitment fairs can be held in the stadium. (Reporter WAN Jianhui)

(Editor WU Jie)