On April 25, in Burgas, Bulgaria, Executive Vice President of the International Wushu Federation, Mr. Anthony Goh and Mr. Stefan Kolev, President of the Bulgarian Wushu Federation, signed the contract for the conduct of the forthcoming 6th World Junior Wushu Championships.
The competition will be held September 26th--October 2nd in the city of Burgas, which is located on the Black Sea. For the Bulgarian contract signing and inspection of locations, Mr. Byron Jacobs, Technical & Event Manager of IWUF, was also in attendance. The officials visited the competition hall, hotels, and attractions of the city, which is expected to host 900 participants dedicated to wushu. Their visit coincided with the large Orthodox Palm Sunday celebration that precedes Easter. In Bulgarian tradition they were given willow twigs.
Mr. Goh, Mr. Kolev and Mr. Jacobs also spoke about the upcoming event at a press conference with the city's vice mayor Rouska Boyadzhieva.
During his visit, Mr. Goh remarked, "Burgas is beautiful. I am very excited to see these historic city lanes and the sea. I'm sure that athletes, most of whom are teenagers, will also be excited to visit Bulgaria. For some of them it will be their first travel abroad."
The opening ceremony will be held outdoors, on the large town square, Troikata, and Burgas organizers promise to offer the athletes a wonderful and unique lifetime experince on the edge of the Black Sea.
More updates regarding the 6th World Junior Wushu Championships will be released shortly.