Nanjing, China, July 26, 2017 – The officials of the organising committee of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 1 Finals unveiled the official mascot and ticket sample in a press conference at Nanjing Youth Convention Hotel on Tuesday.
Jiangsu Provincial Athletic Federation Vice President and Secretary General Ms Li Yibing, Jiangsu Sports Competition Administrative Centre Director Ms Chen Xiaoping and Vice Director Mr Hu Weiquan, Jiangsu Fountask Sports & Technology Co. Ltd. CEO Mr Li Yanming attended the press conference.
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Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist and event promotion ambassador Hui Ruoqi revealed the ticket specimen together with a young Nanjing local.
The FIVB World Grand Prix Group 1 Finals mascot is a yellow duck named “Pengpeng”. The design came from traditional Chinese culture and in ancient Chinese language, the pronunciation of duck is similar to ‘jia’ which means a good sign of distinguished achievement. The duck is also the symbol of Nanjing.
Event merchandise including shirts, bags, badges and bracelets was also presented at the press conference by the local organising committee.
The World Grand Prix Group 1 Finals features Olympic medallists China, Serbia and USA, together with defending champions Brazil and challengers the Netherlands and Italy vying for the 24th edition title from August 2 to 6 at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre.