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[Chinese National Ethnic Games]
image by Jaume Ollé, 24 December 2009

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There is a blue flag charged with yellow winged bird and three rings which is a flag of Ethnic Minorities in China Traditional Athletic Games held in Sep 1999.
The image was drawn based on the photo of Chinese Encyclopedia available in Tokyo. Chinese government recognize 55 ethnic minorities not 52 and it seems the Games is held regularly. Of course Chinese government never accept sub-national flag nor ethnic flag such as Tibet, Inner Mongolia and East Turkestan but in the minorites ethnic games it seems 55 flags appeared to show ID. Each emblem introduced this time to FOTW could be important motif for the flags.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 17 July 2010

The National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of PRC had been held eight times before as follows:
1 1953.11.8-11.12 Tianjin City
2 1982.9.2-9.8 Innner Mongolia Autonomous Region
3 1986.8.10-8.17 Xinjian Uyghur Autonomous Region
4 1991.11.10-11.17 Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
5 1995.11.5-11.12 Yunnan Province
6 1999.9.24-9.30 Beijing City
7 2003.9.6-9.13 Nigxia Hui Autonomous Region
8 2007.11.10-11.18 Guangdong Province and next year
9 2011.9.10-9.19 Guizhou province
Nozomi Kariyasu, 05 September 2010

The National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minorities of China is developed from a performance of ethnic minorities sports held in 1953 and held every four years. The Games aim to promote and carry on the traditional sport culture of ethnic groups and the fitness-for-all campaign.
The First National Traditional Ethnic Minorities Sports Games was held in Tianjin Municipality from November 8 to 12 and 1953. 395 athletes from 13 ethnic minorities took part in the Games.
Last games, 9th Ethnic Games was held in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, from September 10 to 18 in 2011.
Zoltan Horvath, 20 December 2013

The Flag

Chinese Minority Race Traditional Physical Educational Athletic Meet Flag is pale blue flag with yellow logo of winged bird and three rings.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 24 December 2009

My Japanese friend in Shanghai sent me Chinese motion picture named like Youtube which is prohibited there which shows Closing (or Opening ?) ceremony of the 8th National Traditional Games of Ethnic Minoriteis of the People's Reopublic of China Sep10-Sep19 2007 in Guangzhou.
The national flag, the games white flag charged with yellow logo and the 8th games white flag and ethnic flag and province flags are comin up.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 04 September 2010

[Chinese National Ethnic Games]
image located by Zoltan Horvath, 20 December 2013

Ethnic Games has its own flag, which is blue defaced with a yellow emblem in the middle.
Image of flag: at:
Zoltan Horvath, 20 December 2013