America and Sports go hand in hand. Team sports like football, baseball, and basketball are played and watched widely by both children and adults in the US. Sports unite people, binding communities together through a shared sense of teamwork and camaraderie. At a higher level, sports have long had the power to bring nations together. One such example was the 1971 Ping-Pong diplomacy which marked a turning point in Sino-American relations. Through the mutual understanding of shared values and cultures, sports continue to be a key driver for improving people-to-people relations and increasing overall understanding between countries.
American sports companies and franchises also have a significant business interest in China. In 2015, China announced ambitious plans to develop its sports industry and make it a key part of the economy. Much of the basis for this was an attempt to recreate what exists in the US, where the sports economy account for roughly 3% of GDP. The American sports industry has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to capitalize on this opportunity as China continues to prioritize this industry as Beijing gears up for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Can you pass and throw a football?
Can you strike a hole-in-one at golf?
Have you ever practiced tackling and running and agility ladder?
Participate with our interactive sports booths and try!
Can you score a goal in miniature soccer?
Events have limited seating, so to ensure your attendance we encourage advance online registration and payment for ALL events. We cannot guarantee entry to anyone not registered in advance. Most of our events are in English and off the record, but please check the webpage for each event to avoid disappointment.
If you cannot attend an event for which you have registered, please cancel your registration no later than one business day prior to the event. If you fail to notify AmCham China of your cancellation in a timely fashion, you will forfeit the fee you have already paid.
To cancel you can: 1) cancel directly online through the EventBank platform on which you registered or 2) contact the AmCham China staff member responsible for organizing your event.