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Mainland Olympians receive red carpet welcome in HK

2016-August-28       Source: Xinhuanet.com

A 64-member delegation including 42 Rio Olympic gold medalists and three elite athletes from Chinese mainland on Saturday arrived in Hong Kong for a three-day visit.

Chinese women's volleyball team coach Lang Ping speaks during a news conference as Chinese Olympic medalists visit Hong Kong, China Aug 27, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Some Olympians will showcase their sporting skills at the badminton and tennis demonstration performance and diving demonstration performance will be held on Sunday morning at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium (QES) and Victoria Park swimming Pool, respectively. Other athletes will go to different places to communicate with Hong Kong citizens.

They will all then spend the afternoon greeting the public at the show "A Date with Mainland Olympians" at the QES.

The delegation will visit Hong Kong Sports Institute to share their experience with Hong Kong junior athletes on Monday morning before leaving for Macao in the afternoon.

In Rio Olympic Games, the Chinese delegation won 26 gold, 18 silver and 26 bronze medals. Chinese athletes set five world records and 12 Olympic records, also winning the first gold medal for China in bicycle and men' s taekwondo.

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