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South Korea, Japan, DPR Korea get flags raised at Guangzhou Asiad

2010-11-11 08:59:59 GMT2010-11-11 16:59:59 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Guangzhou, November 10 - Twelve new flags were added in Guangzhou Asiad Athletes Village on Wednesday, including Asian sports powerhouses South Korea, Japan and DPR Korea.

Village Chief Kong Shaoqiong welcomed every delegation, and exchanged presents with the delegation leaders.

Only a small part of South Korean delegation appeared at the flag-raising ceremony, but they attracted the largest number of media to the stage.

"We have a very good impression of Guangzhou," said Chef de Mission Lee Kee Heung. "But the Games is yet to begin, so we hope everything goes well here."

Japan and DPR Korea had their ceremonies afterwards.

China, South Korea, Japan were ranked top three of Doha Asiad medal standings, and DPR Korea got huge progress in the four years. Both South Korea and Japan had vowed to take the second place in Guangzhou.

A total of 9,704 athletes would take part in the Games, which gathered 45 delegations to South China.

The Asian Games will open on Friday through to November 27.

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