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Guangzhou launches one-year countdown to 2010 Asian Games
Latest Updated at 2009-November-13 09:50:03

China's Guangzhou launched its one-year countdown to the 2010 Asian Games at a grand ceremony on Thursday (Nov 12).

The one-year countdown聽ceremony to the 2010 Asian Games was held聽in Guangzhou Gymnasium yesterday. (Photo: Xinhuanet)

Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah Fahad, president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and Wang Yang, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee , jointly started the countdown to the 16th Asian Games.

Sheikh Ahmad Al Sabah Fahad, president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and Wang Yang, member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and secretary of the Guangdong Provincial Party Committee, jointly started the countdown to the 16th Asian Games. (Photo: Guangzhou Daily)

Liu Peng, president of the Guangzhou Organizing Committee of the 2010 Asian Games, said at the ceremony that he hopes people from all over Asia will share the passion and excitement of the Guangzhou Asian Games next year.

The one-year countdown聽ceremony to the 2010 Asian Games was held聽in Guangzhou Gymnasium yesterday. (Photo: nddaily.com)

Guangdong Governor Huang Huahua said that everything goes smooth and Guangzhou is ready to host a first-class games.

Delegations of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) held their flags at the聽one-year countdown聽ceremony to the 2010 Asian Games.(Xinhuanet)

Liu, also director of the State General Administration of Sports, and Fahad sent invitations to all 45 members of the OCA to welcome them to attend the 2010 Asian Games.

Guangzhou will be the second Chinese city to host the Asian Games after Beijing, which staged the games in 1990.

Editor: Miranda

By: Source: China View website
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