Friday, April 13, 2012

FISU: China and USA cooperation


China, FISU member association, signed an agreement with NCAA Under the framework of USA-China People-to-People Exchange, The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC) jointly signed a memorandum in NCAA head quarter in Indianapolis, USA recently. The M.O.U. signed by Mark Emmert, NCAA president and YANG Liguo, FUSC executive vice president/secretary general. NCAA and FUSC agree to seek cooperative opportunities in the areas of bi-lateral sports competition program, coaches and student-athletes exchange program, forums, and featured program (re-broadcast NCAA TV program in China). The foundation of this document between the NCAA and FUSC is a common belief in the value of higher education and college sports in the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China. Invited by Madam LIU Yandong, member of Chinese Poli-bureau, US state secretary Hillary Clinton will pay a visit to Beijing at the beginning of May, and on May 4th, Madam LIU and Hillary will witness the MOU signing ceremony between FUSC and NCAA in Beijing. After signing the MOU with NCAA, YANG Liguo and SHEN Zhen paid a visit to Indiana University, Dr.Larry RINK, chairman of FISU Medical Commission, invited them to visit lots of amazing sports facilities inside the campus. During the meeting with Dr.Michael McRobbie, president of Indiana University, Michael was very interested in sending his sports teams to China as a part of exchange program. Dr.Larry RINK owned 4 professional medical clinics in the city, and he was also worked as a medical professor in Indiana University. Men’s basketball team of Indiana University won 5 times Final Four in NCAA history.

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