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Olympic Torch Relay in Guangzhou
Latest Updated at 2008-May-7 09:25:47
The Olympic Torch Relay in Guangzhou starts this morning at 8:15 when the provincial Party Chief Wang Yang passed the sacred fire to Yang Jinghui, the first torch bearer of the Guangzhou Relay and the gold medal winner in the synchronized 10 metre platform diving in 2004 Athens Olympic Games.

Altogether 208 torch bearers will run over 40 km today, passing the Baiyun Mountain, Guangzhou Art Museum, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Chen鈥檚 Clan, Beijing Road, Haizhu Bridge, Haiyin Park, Embassy Square, Guangzhou Bridge, Zhujiang New Town and Guangzhou Tianhe Sports Center. The relay will end at the Tianhe Sports Center at 6 pm, following by a grand ceremony and show.

The final torch bearer in Guangzhou will be Dong Zhaozhi, Silver Medal in Men鈥檚 Team Foil at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Both Yang and Dong are Guangzhou native.

Besides the two former Olympic winners, the torch bearers in Guanghzou includes representatives from all walks of life and are expected to disseminate the Olympic spirit throughout the city.

 

Torchbearer Yang Jinghui shows the torch during the launching ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games torch relay in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, on May 7, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Torchbearer Yang Jinghui runs with the torch during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games torch relay in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou Wednesday morning, May 7, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

Torchbearer Yang Jinghui (R) lights the torch for the next torchbearer Liu Jiangnan during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games torch relay in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou Wednesday morning, May 7, 2008. (Xinhua Photo)

 

People cheer for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games torch relay in Guangzhou, capital of south China's聽Guangdong Province, on May 7, 2008.

Map of Torch Relay in Guangzhou

Editor: Yan

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