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Asian Games torch relay route in Guangzhou unveiled


9:44 am
July 27, 2010



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The 16th Asian Games torch will be relayed in downtown Guangzhou on Nov 9 for an 18-kilometer-tour carried by 144 torch bearers. The trip begins in Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, passing by Five Ram Statue, Jiefang Bei Road, Jiefang Zhong Road, Haizhu Square, Binjiang Zhong Road, Binjiang Dong Road, Yizhou Road, Yuejiang Xi Road, and finally ends at Pazhou International Exhibition Center.

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Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall

According to the Organizers of the 16th Asian Games, a grand welcoming ceremony of the flame will be held in Renmin Park on Nov 2. Afterwards, the torch will be relayed for display in 12 districts and counties of Guangzhou from Nov 3 to 8.

On Nov 10, the torch will arrive in Lianhua Mountian area for a 5 km tour carried by 90 bearers from the 45 members of Olympic Council of Asia. The torch will reach Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center for a 13 km tour on Nov 11, 80 bearers will carry the flame to pass by universities and Asian Games venues.

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Pazhou International Exhibition Center

On Nov 12, the torch will finally arrive at Haixinsha Island for the opening ceremony and will be lit up at 9: 42 pm on that day.

According to Guangzhou daily, the list of torch bearers will be released in September.


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