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Guangzhou 2010 Less than 100 days left

The 4th of August 2010, The 16th Asian Games, approved and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia and will be held in “Flower City” of Guangzhou, has reached the 100 day mark before the Games begin November 12.


The Asian Games are the second largest sports event in the world after the Summer Olympic Games. More than 14,000 athletes, trainers and coaches from 45 countries and regions will compete in 42 sports. Over 10,000 accredited worldwide media are anticipated to cover the Games with approximately three million spectators expected to attend.


Speaking of the forthcoming Games, Mr. Xu Ruisheng, Executive Deputy Secretary General of the Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (GAGOC) and Vice Mayor of Guangzhou thanked Guangzhou citizens for their constant support of and involvement in the preparations for The 16th Asian Games, saying, and “The Games will prove to be a highly engaging sport and cultural gala.” He added that Guangzhou has built substantial venues for the Games, including the futuristic Asian Games Gymnasium located at Asian Games Town.


Weightlifting is traditionally one of the strongest sports on the program of the Asian Games and especially in China it is expected to be a magnificent event.