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China's 11th National Games

Chinese National Games closes as host Shandong tops medal table

The 11th Chinese National Games came to a successful close on Wednesday after 13 days of fierce competition with the host Shandong topping the medals table. Full story

BACKGROUND

Torch "Ruyi"

Using the image of Chinese traditional ruyi, an s-shaped ornamental object which is usually made of jade and is a symbol of good luck, the torch made a debut in Jinan.

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