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Universiade torch relay kicks off in Shenzhen

08-08-2011 11:00 BJT Special Report:2011 Shenzhen Universiade |

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The countdown to the start of the 26th World Universiade is underway. The build-up to the games features a pair of torch relays in Shenzhen, and the first one drew spectators and supporters to the city's downtown on Sunday.

The Sunday relay took-over the streets of central Shenzhen and organizers encouraged people from across the city to watch and take part.

The second event, on August 11th, will be limited to the area near the Universiade Village in Longgang.

A total of 267 participants in Sunday's 14-kilometer journey followed a route from Binhai Road to the Shenzhen Park. Celebrities including Lang Lang, the famous Chinese painist, and Winter Olympics speed skating champion Yang Yang passed the flame.

Organizers promoted the theme of "making a difference" and created a link with the public by getting more ordinary citizens, including entire families involved.

Lang Lang, the famous Chinese painist

A torchbearer said, "It is so exciting. This is the first time I participated in such a big event. My family and I have lived in Shenzhen for 8 years now, we are citizens. It's good to open this up for the citizens. It's also good for families to do this together."

Zhou Tao, famous TV host



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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