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China hopes to make 2010 Asian Games the best ever

A four member delegation led by Mrs. Zeng Weiyu, Vice Director of the 16th Asian Games communication and promotion division who arrived in the island on a promotional campaign met the officials of the National Olympic committee of Sri Lanka at Olympic House in Colombo yesterday.

The other members in the party are Sha Jian (H.R. Dept) Miss Wu Qing (Games Communication and Promotion Dept) Wang Chohna (Marketing Dept).

Weiyu addressing the officials said the 16th edition will comprise 42 sporting disciplines - 28 Olympic events and 14 non Olympic events.

The non Olympic events are very much familiar to the Asian Region. Cricket is the latest addition to the games.

Gungzhon Games organisers are making every effort to make this the best ever Games in the region With the experience the Chinese gained with the holding of the last Olympic Games, we are geared up to do everything possible to make it the most successful one.

The Guangzhon Organisers expect 14,000 participants, 6500 technical officials, nearly 10,000 media men from all part of the region and 2000 officials from OCA and IOC.

She said we are here after visiting a few countries, but Sri Lanka is one of our most friendly countries. We are very keen to see a big contingent of participants for the Guangzhon Games next year and hope that they will win many medals.

Chinese and Sri Lankan cultural ties too are very much familiar and also the Guangzhon City too has the same climatic conditions as Sri Lanka and Lankans who arrive there will be at ease.

Our promotional team will leave today for Maldivies for the next stage with happy memories.

At this meeting mementos were exchanged between the NOC and the visiting delegation.

They too presented replicas of Mascots for the 16th Asian Games, while Visa Stamping too was performed to mark the visit of the team.

The team led by Weiyu will visit all 44 participating countries before the count down of the games on November 12, 2009.



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