Torch re­lay will ig­nite launch of na­tional games

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - PAGE TWO -

The torch re­lay for the 13th Chi­nese Na­tional Games will start on Tues­day af­ter the flame was ig­nited by 2012 Olympic weightlift­ing cham­pion Lyu Xiao­jun on Sun­day in Tian­jin. China in­tro­duced the torch cer­e­mony for the Na­tional Games in 1979. The qua­dren­nial games, in Tian­jin from Aug 27 to Sept 8, will see nearly 10,000 ath­letes com­pet­ing.

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