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Dongguan preparations for the 2010 Games are “right on schedule”

The 16th Asian Games (, part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is reporting that co-host cities Foshan, Dongguan and Shawei are “chomping at the bit” and will be ready to go when the Games begin in November 2010.

According to Zhu Yimin, Deputy Secretary General of Dongguan Municipal Government, preparations for the 2010 Games are “right on schedule” at each of the three co-host cities.

During The 16th Asian Games Dongguan will host Weightlifting competitions with 15 Gold medals. Mr. Zhu said that Dongguan Mayor Li Yuquan heads the Asian Games Preparation Committee, which was established in 2008 and that the renovation of the Weightlifting venue (which began in June 2009) is nearly completed with the air-conditioning facilities and information systems under preliminary testing.