Hangzhou Asian Games Successfully Opened

GAWSF News: 27 September, 2023

The highly anticipated 19th Hangzhou Asian Games commenced on the evening of September 23 with a spectacular opening ceremony, captivating the audience. Athletes from all 45 member countries of the Olympic Council of Asia have gathered to participate in this prestigious sporting event, with over 12,000 competitors ready to showcase their skills and determination.

The Hangzhou Asian Games showcases an impressive infrastructure, including 56 competition venues, 31 dedicated training facilities, one Asian Games Village, and five Asian Games sub-villages. With a lineup of 40 major sports events, the games promise intense competition and will culminate in the presentation of 481 gold medals to the victorious athletes.

The judo competition, one of the highlights of the Asian Games, commenced on September 24 at the Linpu Sports Arena in Xiaoshan. A total of 33 countries and regions have sent their delegations to participate, featuring an exceptional level of athletes, many of whom hold high rankings in the international scene.

Under the guidance of the Technical Delegate and JUA Head Sports Director, Dr. Che Kuong Hon, the International Technical Officials have worked tirelessly to ensure that the competition venue at the Linpu Sports Arena reaches a world-class standard, rivaling that of the Olympic Games. Their efforts have paid off, providing athletes with a top-tier facility to demonstrate their skills and compete at the highest level.

The Hangzhou Asian Games has set the stage for unforgettable moments of sporting excellence, fostering international camaraderie and celebrating the spirit of competition. As the games continue, athletes from diverse backgrounds will strive for victory, inspiring audiences around the world with their remarkable performances.

Pacific Rim Objective Measurement International Symposium (PROMS 2023) successfully held in Macau at WSU Macau Center

GAWSF News: 30 August, 2023

The 18th Pacific Rim Objective Measurement International Symposium (PROMS 2023) co-organised by the World Sports University and the Pacific Rim Objective Measurement Association and supported by the GAWSF, was successfully open at the World Sports University Macau Center in Macau Daily Building. The theme of the three-day conference was "Rasch Model Traditions, Challenges and Trends after COVID-19".

Nearly 100 experts, scholars, professors and graduate students from well-known universities of 12 countries and regions, including China, the United States, Australia, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Macau, who are engaged in Rasch model research and objective testing attended this Symposium.


Three workshops were arranged on the first day of the seminar. On the second and third days, experts and scholars in the industry gave keynote speeches and conducted group discussions. The organizer invited professors from Georgia University, Peking University, South China Normal University, University of Science and Technology of China and from Xi'an Jiaotong University to give keynote speeches.

Seminars and workshops provide an academic platform for scholars, tutors and graduate students from various countries to learn and communicate with each other, share their research results in the field of objective assessment, discuss current problems, and promote the development of objective measurement and assessment in the Pacific Rim region.

In the era of big data, the organizers believe that Chinese scholars will further improve their academic research capabilities through the future "Pacific Rim International Symposium on Objective Measurement" and better grasp the development direction of their disciplines; and look forward to the annual "Pacific Rim International Symposium on Objective Measurement" continues to add vitality to language testing and objective measurement research in China and the Pacific Rim region, including Macau.


Prof. CHE Kuong Hon visit Jinan City of Shandong Province

GAWSF News: 12 Aug., 2023

On August 9, 2023, Yang Feng, Deputy Secretary of the Communist Party of China, Jinan Municipal Committee, met with Prof. Che Kuong Hon, Executive Chairman of the World Sports Federation and his delegation at the Longyue Building in Jinan, Shandong Province.

Secretary Yang warmly welcomed the arrival of Prof. Che Kuong Hon and his delegation, expressing thanks the General Association of World Sports Federation (GAWSF) for its trust in the Jinan Municipal Committee. Secretary Yang carefully listened to Che Kuong Hon's report on the joint education between Macau World Sports University and Qilu Poly-Technical University to promote the development of Jinan City. Secretary Yang fully affirmed Che Kuong Hon's positioning and planning for education and instructed that we should utilize Jinan's advantages to further plan core projects and brands that are sustainable, attractive, international, and compatible with the development of Jinan's international metropolis. We should promote China's spirit of dragon and horse, thus reflecting our original intention and mission.

It is reported that the joint education between World Sports University of Macau and Qilu Poly-Technical University has been brewing for a long time. Currently, the International Industry College under World Sports University established by the two universities starts from the professional field, enters the industrial model, and integrates culture through sports and education. In the next decade, the college will lead and drive the rapid development of other related disciplines and majors.

The meeting lasted about 90 minutes and was held in a friendly atmosphere. Participants in the meeting were Gao Bin, former Deputy Secretary General of the Jinan Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Xie Jinling, Deputy Secretary General of the Jinan Municipal Committee, and Kong Jie, Director of the Jinan Municipal Sports Bureau. The Macau side participated in the meeting were Ma Wencai, the Director General of the World Sports Federation, Zhang Quan, a member of the Academic and Teaching Steering Committee of the World Sports University, the Dean of the College, and doctoral supervisor and Wei Pengshen, a member of the Secretariat of the World Sports Federation.


Silk Road Youth Combat Competitions Concluded Successfully in Beijing

GAWSF News: 21 August, 2023

The 2023 Silk Road Youth Combat Competitions successfully concluded in Beijing on 20 August, 2023. A total of 18 young fighters from 16 top combat sport clubs across the country participated in the competition.



The eldest contestant is of 14 years old and the youngest is of 9 years old.  From these young boxers, we can see their fighting spirit, fighting wits, courage and self-improvement. The winners of theses competitions will have the opportunity to take part in international sports and cultural exchanges organised by the GAWSF in the future.


The competitions were organised by the General Association of World Sports Federations (GAWSF), the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and the China International MMA Federation, and hosted by Beijing Fighting Investment Co., Ltd., and supported by the Silk Road Planning and Research Center.

Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games successfully completed

GAWSF News: 11 Aug., 2023

Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games was successfully completed, Prof. CHE Kuong Hon was the TD (Technical Delegate) appointed by the IF to run the Judo competitions of the Games. The Judo competitions was held for 4 days, which was recognised as one of the best events of the Games. 

Prof. CHE thanks for the support of all ITOs and NTOs, who contributed a lot for the success of the events and of the Games.