[Asian Games] Selection of torch relay bearers begins
2010-April-23 Source: www.lifeofguangzhou.com
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The kapok-pattern-design torch (Southern Metropolis Daily)

Foreigners who have made great contributions to China could be part of the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games torch relay – if they wish to. According to the Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee, 2010 torch bearers will be chosen in the next few months and the list shall be announced in September.

Applicants shall have to be over 14 years old; enthusiastic about the Olympics and the 16th Asian Games; outstanding in their professional field or having contributed to the development of South China; and healthy enough to run carrying the torch.

Interested individuals can apply by contacting the Guangzhou Asia Games Organizing Committee, the Olympic Council of Asia, national Olympic Committees, Asian Games sponsors or social organizations and institutions. Foreign applicants are subjected to the same criteria as Chinese.

(By Estella Wang, David Keyton)

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