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Asian Games Cheer Squad Selection Competition Launched


11:45 am
April 30, 2010



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GUANGZHOU (China): The 16th Asian Games, part of the worldwide
Olympic movement and governed by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has
announced that 480 voluntary cheer squads will be selected for an
opportunity to enter Asian Games venues to cheer for athletes from
different countries and regions, particularly Chinese athletes.
The announcement was made at a press conference Thursday for the
Asian Games which are the second largest sports event in the world after
the Summer Olympic Games, says an e-message received by 'Pakistan
Times' [Daily e-Newspaper] from Jeff Ruffolo, Executive Advisor – Chief
Communications Officer The 16th Asian Games.

Hosted by GAGOC, The 16th Asian Games Cheer Squad Selection
Competition is undertaken by the Volunteers Department of GAGOC,
Guangzhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Youth League of China and
Exhibition Channel of Guangdong TV.  The competition starts on April 28
and will last four months, comprising 48 preliminary contests, four
qualifying contests and final selection with some 100,000 people
expected to take part.

Organizers will select 480 cheer squads, which will compete in the
preliminary round. Forty eight winning teams in the preliminary round
will participate in the qualifying round, which will see 16 teams enter
the final competition.

Themed 'Special Volunteers', the competition aims to build a platform
for the general public to get actively involved in the Asian Games,
promote a volunteer spirit and present a civilized image of Guangzhou
citizens. Participants will range from Asian Games volunteers and elites
in various professions to residents in different communities across

The organizers will invite celebrities to be 'image representatives'
for the competition including world sports champions, film stars, TV
presenters, CEOs of Internet portals and well-known business

To find out more about the competition, please visit the official
website at http://www.eventv.cn.

The 16th Asian Games
The 16th Asian Games (http://www.gz2010.cn/en) is approved and
governed by the Olympic Council of Asia and will be held in “Flower
City” of Guangzhou from November 12 – 27, 2010.  More than 14,000
athletes, trainers and coaches from 45 countries and regions will
compete in 42 sports.

More than 10,000 accredited and non-accredited worldwide media are
anticipated to cover the Games with more than three million spectators
expected to attend.


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