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Guangzhou to host Asian Games test event series

2010-05-07 13:26:04 GMT2010-05-07 21:26:04 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

GUANGZHOU, May 7 (Xinhua) -- A series of test events entitled " Vigorous Guangzhou" will be held from May to September prior to the opening ceremony of the 16th Asian Games, organizers said.

The "Vigorous Guangzhou" series of test events includes a number of provincial sporting events (accounting for 60 percent), national competition events (accounting for 30 percent) and regional or international competitions (accounting for 10 percent), covering 34 of the Guangzhou Asian Games sports and five of the Guangzhou Asian Para Games sports.

Thirty seven sport events under the name of "Vigorous Guangzhou" are to be held in the Games competition venues in Guangzhou, with the other two in the co-host cities of Foshan and Dongguan respectively.

The 16th Asian Games will take place in Guangzhou from November 12 to 27, 2010. More than 14,000 athletes, trainers and coaches from 45 countries and regions are expected to compete in 42 sports.

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