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Afghanistan, Namibia raise flags at Universiade Village

08-10-2011 08:45 BJT Special Report:2011 Shenzhen Universiade |

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It is just a couple days before the curtain rises for the World Universiade in Shenzhen, China. Some of the participating countries began raising their national flags on a rainy day at the Athletes's Village on Tuesday.

Two officials from Afghanistan attended their country's flag raising ceremony. Their lone athlete, Rohullah Nikipai, a bronze medalist at the Beijing Olympics, is scheduled to compete in Taekwondo if he can overcome an injury. The delegation still showed great pride in being able to take part in the Universiade, also known as the World University Games.

Meanwhile, the African nation of Namibia also raised its national flag. A group of football players were present at the ceremony. The young team is hoping to make it to the quarterfinals at the Universiade. This is the second time Namibia has taken part at World University Games in China.

Chef De Mission of Namibia during interview with CCTV

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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