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Olympic torch relay begins in Tianjin


Source: | 08-01-2008 08:42

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

The Olympic torch is making its way through the Tianjin Binhai New Area this morning -- just seven days before the start of the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Kong Xiangrui, a national model worker, started out the Tianjin leg of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay at the Tianjin harbor at 8:10 a.m. on Friday.
Kong Xiangrui, a national model worker, 
started out the Tianjin leg of the Beijing 
2008 Olympic Torch Relay at the Tianjin 
harbor at 8:10 a.m. on Friday.

The relay started from Tianjin Port Pier Square and will end at Binhai International Convention and Exhibition Center. 191 torchbearers are participating in the 10 kilometer run. The first torchbearer is Model Worker, Kong Xiangrui, also the winner of the National Labor Day Prize.

singer Liu Huan
Singer Liu Huan

The torch will pass through the Bonded Area and Development Area. After Binhai New Area, the torch will be carried through Tianjin central city. Over 400 torchbearers will take part in the 2-day relay in Tianjin Municipality.


Editor:Xiong Qu