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2010 Asian Paralympic Games: 660 torch bearers will be selected

09-02-2010 14:24 BJT

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Plans are moving ahead for the Guangzhou 2010 Asian Paralympic Games. Organizers are set to open the games for disabled athletes 102 days from now. A total of 660 torch bearers will run a torch relay starting on December 3rd.

The Asian Paralympic Games will open on December 12, and a 9-day torch relay will be one of the main events leading up to the start of the competition. The flame will be collected at Guangzhou's new television tower on December 3rd, then it will travel on a six-day road show. Torchbearers will relay it through the Guangzhou science town and Asian Games town on the 10th and 11th. That two-day event aims to convey a spirit of strength and self-reliance in a welcoming atmosphere. According to international convention, no fewer than 20 percent of the 660 torch bearers will be physically disabled.

The Asian Paralympic Games will open on December 12, and a 9-day torch relay will be one of the main events leading up to the start of the competition.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: CNTV.CN

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