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'Lingnan Culture' adds its charm to 2010 Asian Games
Latest Updated at 2009-May-13 09:12:00
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An illustration of Asian Games Town Gymnasium in Guangzhou.

An illustration of the Main Media Center for the 2010 Asian Games.

The Pearl River, beautiful riverside communities, tropical trees and warm weather fruits are all part of the Lingnan - or South China - Culture, which in turn adds its touch to this bustling metropolis.

Those characteristics will also be clearly represented in Asian Games Town (AGT) that will be home to athletes, coaches, media and staff for the sports gala that run from Nov 12-27 next year.

Xu Ruisheng, deputy mayor of Guangzhou, recently urged city departments to ensure that AGT is a robust community with strong Lingnan features and top-quality buildings.

Xu recently visited the construction sites of ATG and participated in a series of topping off ceremonies for its buildings.

"The coming Asian Games will also serve as a showcase for China's Lingnan Culture thriving in Guangdong and the nearby provinces of the South China region," Xu said.

Located in Shilou township of Panyu district in the southern part of Guangzhou, the 2.73 sq km AGT is more than 63 percent covered in greenery.

Buildings with Lingnan characteristics are under construction on the banks of the Guanchong, Nanpaichong and Yefengchong rivers that run through the new sports town.

Tropical and subtropical trees and fruits are also being planted to meet the goal of a green and eco-friendly Asian Games.

Construction of AGT, which includes villages for athletes and officials, as well as a media center, international broadcast center and park, is now well underway.

Officials in charge of AGT development said "construction has met targets" with more than 60 percent of the multi-million-dollar facilities completed.

Xu, together with other senior officials, attended the topping off ceremony for the Technical Officials Village late last month. Construction of two athlete apartment buildings in the Athlete Village has also been finished ahead of schedule.

Xu is also executive deputy secretary general of Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (GAGOC).

There will be 13 athlete apartment buildings ranging from 11 to 14 floors high. The framework for two blocks with total floor space of over 11,000 sq m was completed early this year.

Construction of the Athlete Village formally began in July 2008. Completion of all facilities in the athlete and the media villages is slated for May, 2010.

During the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, about 40,000 athletes, technical officials and media staff from across the world will be accommodated in AGT.

Officials from GAGOC have promised to offer their best service to all athletes, officials and other personnel attending the event.

Free shuttle buses will link AGT to all the competition gymnasiums and stadiums when the Asian Games open.

"The Guangzhou Asian Games will make every guest feel at home with the best service and the most hospitable reception," said Tang Ruping, director of GAGOC's service department.

GAGOC recently worked up professional, personalized service rules, requesting all participating hotels and restaurants to properly arrange rooms catering to create a comfortable and graceful environment and meeting the customs and culinary requirements of diverse cultures.

All the residents in AGT will enjoy entertainment, leisure and shopping facilities to help them have a good stay in AGT.

The 2010 Asian Games are the largest and the most influential comprehensive sports event to be hosted by Guangzhou to date.

GAGOC has estimated that it needs to arrange accommodation for about 40,000 registered personnel and honorable guests from 45 countries and regions.

They include 14,700 athletes and their accompanying coaches and officials, more than 6,300 technical officials, around 10,000 media staff and about 8,100 honored guests from both home and abroad.

At the same time, about 3 million people from home and abroad are expected to attend the event.

The 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou from Nov 12 to 27 in 2010 are, of course, the most important sports event in Asia, GAGOC officials said.

For the 16th Asian Games, organizers have vowed to organize it into the most successful and the largest of its kind.

Zhang Guangning, mayor of Guangzhou, said the city government has promised to go all out to support the GAGOC's work in the months ahead.

Zhang said his government will also further expand its cooperation with the Olympic Council of Asia and all its members.

Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong, was awarded the right to host the 2010 Asian Games in July of 2004.

A total of 42 sports are scheduled to be contested, the most so far.

Guangzhou will be the second Chinese city to host Asia's biggest sport's tournament after Beijing in 1990.

Editor: Yan

By: Cai Cai Source: China Daily Website

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