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Asian Games Torch Relay rounds off in Guangzhou

11-12-2010 09:22 BJT Special Report:Guangzhou Asian Games |

Guangzhou, November 11 - The 16th Asian Games Torch Relay continues in Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Centre today.

The 15.2-kilometre relay was finished by 130 torchbearers from all walks of life. Li Li, Head of the Leading Group of the University Town Venue of the Command Centre for the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games and Asian Para Games, Deputy Director of Guangzhou Municipal Standing Committee, and Yang Wu, Director of the Torch Relay Operation Centre and Deputy Director of Guangzhou Municipal Standing Committee, as well as Gong Erzhen, Deputy Commander of the Opening and Closing Ceremony Command Centre of the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games and Asian Para Games, Deputy Mayor of Guangzhou, attended the kickoff ceremony of the Torch Relay today. Gong gave a speech on behalf of the Guangzhou Asian Games Organising Committee (GAGOC).

 "The Asian Games is a common festival to all of the Asian people and also a sports gala that promotes peace and development. Under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee and the State Council and the guidance of the Guangdong Provincial Committee, Provincial Government and the General Administration of Sport of China, we are sure that the Guangzhou Asian Games will be a unique one which is harmonious, green and civilised!" she said.

Yang Yang(R), the first torchbearer in relay hands over the torch with
No.2 torchbearer Feng Jianzhong(L).

Famous Table Tennis athlete and No.128 torchbearer Liu Shiwen(R) hands over
the torch with Zhang Ziyi(L), the nationwide well-known actress in China.

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