30 Days Remaining Before Opening Ceremonies for the 16th Asian Games
The 16th Asian Games (www.gz2010.cn/en), part of the worldwide Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has 30 days remaining before the Opening Ceremonies of the Games on Friday, November 12.
The Asian Games are the second largest sports event in the world after the Summer Olympic Games.
Games organizers and civic officials are in the final preparation work for the Games with all final construction within the city, including all final beautification projects, must be completed by November 1.
More than 80 percent of the stadiums used for training and competition during the Games will be connected by subway trains. This includes an all-new subway line from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport – some 35 kilometers from downtown Guangzhou – linking the city of 10 million residents with the airport which has doubled in size in anticipation of the Games and future growth of the Pearl River Delta.
The Asian Games Torch Relay has started from its lighting last week at the Great Wall from Beijing to 21 cities in Guangdong Province. It will also travel to Harbin in Heilongjiang, Changchun in Jilin and Haiyang in Shandong. More than 2,000 torch bearers ranging from 6 to 100 years old will participate in the one-month relay.