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Olympic flag handed to mayor of Nanjing

2010-08-27 06:45:00 GMT2010-08-27 14:45:00 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Nanjing Mayor Ji Jianye (C) waves the Olympic flag after receiving it from Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), during the closing ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at the Marina Bay Floating Platform in Singapore August 26, 2010. [Agencies]

Nanjing Mayor Ji Jianye (R) waves the Olympic flag after receiving it from Jacques Rogge (not in picture), President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), during the closing ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at the Marina Bay Floating Platform in Singapore August 26, 2010. [Agencies]

A Chinese athlete holds the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at the Marina Bay Floating Platform in Singapore August 26, 2010. [Agencies]

Participants raise a Chinese national flag during the closing ceremony of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) at the Marina Bay Floating Platform in Singapore August 26, 2010. China will be hosting the next round of the YOG in Nanjing in 2014. [Agencies]

SINGAPORE, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Jacques Rogge handed the Olympic flag to Nanjing mayor Ji Jianye, after declaring the conclusion of the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore on Thursday.

The Olympic flag was first given to Rogge by Ng Ser Miang, Chairman of Singapore 2010 Organizing Committee, before Rogge passed it to Ji.

The flag was finally handed to Chinese young shooter Gao Tingjie, who took the 10m air rifle gold in Singapore.

A video of Nanjing was played on the screens of the stage to give the world a brief introduction of the hospitable city, which will host the second edition of the quadrennial sports gala in 2014.

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