YouTube – 16th Asian Games torch relay kicks off

The 16th Asian Games will get under way in just one months time and will bring together more than 11,000 athletes competing across 42 sports. Today also marks the start of the torch relay, which began in Beijing.

The torch was lit and the relay began at Beijing’s spectacular Temple of Heaven, where emperors prayed for good fortune and harvests in ancient times.

President Hu Jintao and Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Olympic Council of Asia, were among the distinguished guests.

YouTube – The Road to Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games (Part One)

Copyrights of this video belong to the People’s Republic of China, the province of Guangdong, the municipality of Guangzhou, the National Tourism Administration of the People’s Republic of China, the Guangdong Provincial Tourism Bureau and the Guangzhou Tourism Bureau.

Guangzhou (广州) is a sub-provincial city located in southern China in the middle of Guangdong Province north of the Pearl River, about 120 km (75 mi) northwest of Hong Kong.

It is the third largest city in China and the capital of Guangdong Province, southern China’s largest city and key transportation hub and trading port, located on the Pearl River which is navigable to the South China Sea. The city has a population of 6 million, and an urban area population of roughly 11.85 million, making it the most populous city in the province and the third most populous metropolitan area in China. Guangzhou’s urban land area is 7,434.4 km2

(2,870.44 sq mi), the third largest in China, behind only Beijing and Shanghai.

YouTube – The Road to Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games (Part Two)

YouTube – Canton (Guangzhou): the 16th Asia Games Host 广州申请亚运会的宣传短片

YouTube – Asian Game 2010–Canton (aka Guangzhou), China

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