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Organizer introduces historic Asian Games ceremony

11-12-2010 08:42 BJT Special Report:Guangzhou Asian Games |

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Organizers say the opening ceremony for the Asian Games promises to provide an unforgettable scene. It will get the event officially underway Friday evening. The Games' organizing committee held a press conference and offered a sneak peak into Friday night's festivities.

Organizing Committee officials from the ceremonies and cultural events department say the opening will include three parts: the Pearl River boat parade, the ceremony itself and numerous artistic performances. The Organizing committee says every aspect of the opening ceremony is in place after tireless rehearsals.

He Jiqing, director of Ceremonies and Cultural Events Department said,

"The ceremony will use the Pearl river as the stage and the city as the backdrop to create a grand ceremony highlighted with Lingnan culture, Chinese culture, Asian culture and sport culture. For the first time, the opening ceremony of a big sporting event will be moved from a stadium to a wide outdoor space."

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: CNTV.CN

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