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China's Changchun city holds 2nd foreigners' games

05-30-2011 08:42 BJT

CHANGCHUN, Northeast China, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The second sports games for foreigners living in this capital city of Jilin province kicked off here on Saturday with over 400 athletes from 69 countries and regions participating.

The two-day competition features 18 disciplines from six sports including soccer, basketball, badminton, table tennis and shooting.

Most of the participants are foreign professionals, technical and management personnel, students and teachers living in Changchun.

Sola Kembo Christian of Congo said, "It is the first time for me to attend this games. I feel good and never want to lose any matches."

Thomas Ilisz of Germany, who plays badminton, said, "It is a very good competition, which can provide a chance for us to gather here to enjoy sports. I hope same competition will be held in next year."

More than 8,000 foreigners are living in Changchun.

 

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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