IOC president visits Nanjing sports lab

Added On August 23, 2014

On Thursday, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach paid a visit to the Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab in east China's Jiangsu Province.

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The Nanjing 2014 Sports Lab is a unique concept that showcases the sports of roller skating, skateboarding, climbing and wushu during a series of two-hour sessions twice daily.

Top athletes from each of the sports are given 30 minutes each to entertain onlookers with their world-class athletic abilities.

Following each session, spectators are invited to try out the sports themselves while the athletes provide tips and advice.

The Sports Lab has welcomed large crowds every day since the start of the Second Summer Youth Olympic Games on August 18.

The IOC President says he is impressed with what he sees, and it is a great opportunity to present the four sports in an Olympic environment.

As part of Nanjing 2014's legacy plans, the Sports Lab facility will remain in place after the Youth Olympic Games close on August 28.

It will be made available for use by the local public.