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Curtain falls on Guangzhou Asian Games

11-28-2010 12:47 BJT Special Report:Guangzhou Asian Games |

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The curtain has fallen on the 2010 Asian Games. Athletes and artists from across the continent have celebrated the 16-day event with a grand Closing Ceremony in Guangzhou. Wang Guan reports from Haixinsha Island in the Pearl River.

What used to be a gigantic sailboat has been transformed into an opera house.

Haixinsha Island that sits along the romantic Pearl River saw an evening of music and drama to wrap up the largest Asian Games in the event's history.

In the past two weeks, over 10-thousand athletes have thrilled spectators, and made their countries proud.

The President of the Olympic Council of Asia, Sheikh Al Sabah, congratulated the participants.

The curtain has fallen on the 2010 Asian Games. Athletes and artists from across
the continent have celebrated the 16-day event with a grand Closing Ceremony
in Guangzhou.

The extravaganza has been "Truly Asia." Singers representing all parts of the vast continent together presented a colorful and exotic show.

As the host of the next Asian Games, the South Korean city of Incheon was given 10 minutes at the Closing Ceremony. The presentation opened with traditional Arirang folk songs, taekwondo demonstrations, and culminated with the appearance of actor and pop music sensation Rain.

Finally, the flame was extinguished, officially ending the 2010 Asian Games.

Wang Guan, CCTV Reporter, "It's time to say goodbye to Asia's finest athletes. Some will take medals home with them. Others, perhaps, regret. But everyone will leave with a once-in-a-lifetime-memory they can hold dear to their heart. WG, CCTV, GZ."


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