2008 Summer Olympics torch relay route

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2008 Olympic Torch Relay. The cancelled Taiwan route is shown in red.

The 2008 Summer Olympics torch relay route involved 21 countries where the Olympic torch was carried between its lighting in Greece in March 2008 and the Olympic opening ceremony in the host city of Beijing, China in August 2008. The relay took place in four separate legs: in Greece, an international leg, in the Special Administrative Region of China (Hong Kong and Macau), and in mainland China.

Greece torch relay route[edit]

The initial flame is gathered in front of the Temple of Hera. Actress Maria Nafpliotou ignited the first torch. The Olympic Flame Handover ceremony was also held on March 30.

Greece torch relay route[1]
2008 Olympic Torch Relay in Greece
Date  Greece Prefecture / City Length Notable torchbearers # of torchbearers
March 24 Ilia Ancient Olympia ruins Alexandros Nikolaidis – medalist in taekwondo
Luo Xuejuan – gold medalist swimmer[2]
Wang Leehom – singer[3]
Pyrgos
Ilida
Achaea Patras
Aetolia-Acarnania Missolonghi
March 25 Agrinio
Amfilochia
Menidi
Arta Arta
Ioannina Ioannina
March 26 Metsovo
Grevena Grevena
Kozani Kozani
Imathia Veria
March 27 Naousa
Pella Skydra
Edessa
Giannitsa
Ancient Pella ruins
Thessaloniki Thessaloniki
March 28 Pieria Ancient Dion ruins
Larissa Larissa
Magnesia Volos
Phthiotis Lamia
March 29 East Attica Ancient Amphiareion of Oropos ruins
Marathon
Rafina
Athens The Acropolis at Athens
March 30 Athens' Panathinaiko Stadium

International torch relay route[edit]

International torch relay route
2008 Olympic Torch Relay's international leg
Date Country (city) Length[1] Notable torchbearers # of torchbearers[1]
March 31 China China  (Beijing) Hu Jintao (胡锦涛) – paramount leader of PRC
Liu Xiang (刘翔) – gold medalist hurdler
April 2 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan  (Almaty)
(start)
Medeo stadium
(finish)
Astana Square
20 km Nursultan Nazarbaevpresident of Kazakhstan
Bakhtiyar Artayev – gold medalist weightlifter
Yermakhan Ibraimov – boxer
Yuriy Melnichenko – gold medalist wrestler
Anatoly Khrapatyweightlifter
Vladimir Smirnov – the first Olympic champion for independent Kazakhstan cross-country skiing
Roza Rymbaeva – singer[4]
80
April 3 Turkey Turkey  (Istanbul)
(start)
Sultanahmet Square
(finish)
Taksim Square
20 km Tuğba Karademir – figure skater
Taner Sağır – champion weightlifter[5]
80
April 5 Russia Russia  (St.Petersburg)
(start)
Victory Square
(finish)
Palace Square
20 km Lyubov Yegorova – cross-country skiing
Viktor Zhdanovichfencing
Vladimir Salnikov, Alexander Popov, Sergey Kopliakov, Andrey Krylov – gold medalist swimmer
Alexander Dityatin – gold medalist artistic gymnastics
Tatyana Kazankina – gold medalist runner
Anatoly Alyabyev – gold medalist biathlon
Evgeni Plushenko, Tatiana Totmianina, Maxim Marinin, Anton Sikharulidze, Alexei Urmanov, Oksana Kazakova, Artur Dmitriev, Oleg Vasiliev – gold medalist figure skater
Svetlana Zhurovaspeed skating
Tamara Moskvina – figure skating coach
Fedor Emelianenkomixed martial artist
Robert Swanpolar explorers
Artur Chilingarovcosmonaut
Valentina Tereshkovaastronaut
Alisa Freindlich – actress
Andrei Arshavin – football player[6]
80
April 6 United KingdomGreat Britain   (London)
(start)
Wembley Stadium
(finish)
The O2 arena
48 km Kelly Holmes – gold medalist runner
Danny Crates – gold medalist Paralympic runner
Sir Trevor McDonald – journalist
Konnie Huq – TV Presenter
Vanessa Mae – classical musician
Kevin Pietersencricketer
Tim Henman – retired tennis player
Amara Karan – actress[7]
80
April 7 France France  (Paris)
(start)
Eiffel Tower
(finish)
Stade Charléty
originally 28 km Stéphane Diagana – gold medalist runner
David Douillet – gold medalist in judo
Marie-José Pérec – gold medalist runner
Jin JingParalympic fencer
Thierry HenrySoccer star
Teddy Riner – gold medalist judoka
Arnaud Di Pasquale – tennis player
Pi Hongyan – badminton player
Mary Pierce – tennis player[8]
April 9 United States United States of America  (San Francisco)
(start)
AT&T Park
(finish)
San Francisco International Airport
unannounced Lin Li – swimmer
April 11 Argentina Argentina  (Buenos Aires)
(start)
Lola Mora amphitheater
(finish)
Buenos Aires Riding Club
13.8 km Carlos Espínola – windsurfer[9]
Georgina Bardach, Paola Suárez, Pablo Chacón – athletes
78
April 13 Tanzania Tanzania  (Dar es Salaam)
(start)
A railway station of Dar es Salaam
(finish)
Tanzanian National Stadium
5 km John Stephen Akhwari – marathoner
Dorcus Inzikurusteeplechaser
Anna Tibaijuka – Undersecretary general of the United Nations[10]
80
April 14 OmanOman  (Muscat)
(start)
place roundabout Al Bustan
(where lies the "Sohar" boat
which visited China in 1981)
(finish)
Qurm Natural Park
20 km 80
April 16 Pakistan Pakistan  (Islamabad) Samiullah Khan – field hockey
Jahangir Khansquash player[11]
65
April 17 India India  (New Delhi)
(start)
Raisina Hill
(finish)
India Gate
2.3 km Manavjit Singh Sandhu, Abhinav Bindrasport shooter[12]
Aamir Khan – actor, director
around 70
April 19 ThailandThailand  (Bangkok)
(start)
Yaowarat Road in Bangkok's Chinese Town
(finish)
Royal Plaza
10 km Anant Siripasraporn – Deputy Permanent Secretary for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
Manus Boonjumnong, Somluck Kamsing – gold medalist boxers
Udomporn Polsak, Pawina Thongsuk – gold medalist weightlifters
[13]
80
April 21 MalaysiaMalaysia  (Kuala Lumpur)
(start)
Independence Square
(finish)
Petronas Twin Towers
16.5 km Cheah Soon Kit, Yap Kim Hock – retired badminton player
Nicol David – squash player[14]
80
April 22 IndonesiaIndonesia  (Jakarta) 7 km; originally 20 km Taufik Hidayat, Susi Susanti, Alan Budikusuma – badminton player[15]
Fauzi Bowo – governor of Jakarta[16]
80
April 24 Australia Australia  (Canberra)
(start)
Reconciliation Place
(finish)
Commonwealth Park
16 km Ian Thorpe, Jodie Henry, Libby Trickett, Matt Welsh, Adam Pine, Alice Mills, Petria Thomas – gold medalist swimmers
Ron Clarke – runner
Mark Beretta – TV sports reporter
Tania MajorAboriginal activist
Megan Marckscoxless pair rower
Jonathon Welchconductor
Robert de Castella – gold medalist marathoner
Lee Kernaghan – singer
Fiona Stanleyepidemiologist
Mark Beretta – sports broadcaster
Peter SharpRugby league coach
Louise Sauvage – Paralympic wheelchair racer
Jai Taurima – long jumper
Fiona Wood – director of Royal Perth Hospital, surgeon
Heather McKay – squash player[17]
80
April 26 Japan Japan  (Nagano)
(start)
Small park in Nagano
(finish)
Wakasato Park
18.7 km Senichi Hoshino – baseball manager
Kosuke Kitajima – gold medalist swimmer
Mizuki Noguchi – gold medalist runner
Ai Fukuhara – table tennis player[18]
80
April 27 South Korea South Korea  (Seoul)
(start)
Olympic Park
(finish)
City Hall Plaza
22 km Moon Dae-Sung – gold medalist taekwondo
Kim Mi-Jung – gold medalist shot putter
Ahn Hyun-Soo – speed skater
Nam Eun-Young – gold medalist in handball
Kim Soo-Nyung – gold medalist archer[19]
Bada (singer) – singer and musical actress
Jang Nara – singer and actress
70+
April 28 North KoreaNorth Korea  (Pyongyang)
(start)
Tower of Juche Idea
(finish)
Kim Il Sung Stadium
20 km Pak Du Ik – football player 80
April 29 VietnamVietnam  (Ho Chi Minh City)
(start)
Opera House
(finish)
Military Zone 7 Competition Hall
10 km 60

Special Administrative Region of China torch relay route[edit]

The opening relay route ceremony was held at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.[20] The song "We are ready" was performed by Eason Chan, Hotcha, EO2 accompanied by Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Dance company, Gauido international golden eagle gymnastics team, and senior mixed choir of the Diocesan Girls' School and the Diocesan Boys' School.[21][22]

Date City Length[1] Notable torchbearers # of
torchbearers
May 2 Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong
(start)
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
(finish)
Golden Bauhinia Square
26 km

Lee Lai-shan (李麗珊) – gold medalist in windsurfing
Li Ching (李靜), Ko Lai-chak (高禮澤) – table-tennis players
Andy Lau (劉德華), Jacky Cheung (張學友), Alex Fong (方力申), Kelly Chen (陳慧琳), Leo Ku (古巨基) – singer
Rebecca Chiu Wing-yin (趙詠賢) – squash player
Leung Chun-ying (梁振英) – member of Executive Council
Stephen Chan (陳志雲) – general manager of TVB
Victor Li Tzar-kuoi (李澤鉅) – managing director of Cheung Kong group
Thomas Kwok Ping-kwong (郭炳江) – managing director of Sun Hung Kai group
Ng Ching-fai (吳清輝) – principal of Hong Kong Baptist University
Michael Cheng Lai-hin (鄭禮騫) – footballer
Koon Wai-chee (官惠慈), Wang Chen (王晨) – badminton players
Lee Ka-kit (李家傑) – vice chairman of Henderson Group
Chu Ching-wu (朱經武) – president of The Hong Kong University of Science and Tehnology
Liza Wang (汪明荃) – actress, singer & chairperson of Cantonese Opera Performers Association
Yip Wing-sie (葉詠詩) – music director of Hong Kong Sinfonietta
Rita Fan (范徐麗泰) – president of Legislative Council
Timothy Fok (霍震霆) – president of SFOC
Wong Kam-po (黃金寶) – gold medalist at Asian games in cycling

119
May 3 Flag of Macau.svg Macau
(start and finish)
Macau Fisherman's Wharf
19 km
originally 27 km[23]
Miriam Yeung – Hong Kong singer
Stanley Ho – casino tycoon.
120

Hong Kong and Macau gallery[edit]

Mainland China torch relay route[edit]

The total torchbearer counts for each city are available at the official website of the torch relay. The relay was suspended from May 19 – May 21 to honor victims of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.

Mainland China torch relay route
Planned torch relay route in mainland China before the earthquake.
Date China China Province / City Length Notable torchbearers # of torchbearers
May 4 Hainan Sanya 30.09[24] Yang Yang (杨扬) – gold medalist speed skater
Yi Jianlian (易建联) – basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks
Yang Lan (杨澜) – businesswomen
Zhang Zilin (张梓琳) – Miss World 2007
Huang Xiaoming (黄晓明) – actor
Jackie Chan (成龙) – actor[25]
208[24]
May 5 Wuzhishan 1.2 km 6
May 5 Wanning
(including Qionghai)
16.63 km
(+13.51)
113 (+89)
May 6 Haikou 30.2 km 208
May 7 Guangdong Guangzhou 40.82 km Yang Jinghui (杨景辉) – gold medalist diver
Ulrika Knape – gold medalist Swedish diver
Dong Zhaozhi (董兆致) – silver medalist fencer
Shen Xiangfu (沈祥福) – former Chinese national football coach
208[26]
May 8 Shenzhen 40 km Xiao Jinfeng (肖劲峰) – gold medalist gymnist
Wang Shi (王石) – head of China Vanke[27]
May 8 Mt Everest Summit
May 9 Guangdong Huizhou Liang Wenbo (梁文博)[28]
May 10 Shantou Sun Shuwei (孙淑伟) – gold medalist diver
Xu Yinchuan (许银川) – international master of Chinese chess[29]
208
May 11 Fujian Fuzhou Zheng Meizhu (郑美珠) – gold medalist volleyball player[30]
Hou Yuzhu (侯玉珠) – gold medalist volleyball player[31]
Lin Qiang (林强), a sixth-generation descendant of Lin Zexu – person who opposed opium trade with the British in the Qing dynasty and led to the First Opium War[31]
208
May 12 Quanzhou 20.35 km 108[32]
May 12 Xiamen 17.4 km Guo Yuehua (郭跃华) – winner of 8 consecutive titles for table tennis
Ji Xinpeng (吉新鹏) – gold medalist badminton player[33]
100
May 13 Longyan 30.5 km Zhang Xiangxiang (张湘祥) – bronze medalist weightlifter
Shi Zhiyong (石智勇) – gold medalist weightlifter
Chen Hong (陈宏) – badminton player[34]
208
May 14 Jiangxi Ruijin 15 km 208[35]
May 15 Jinggangshan 14.5 km [36]
May 16 Nanchang Peng Bo (彭勃) – gold medalist diver
May 17 Zhejiang Wenzhou 108[37]
May 17 Shaoxing 100[38]
May 18 Hangzhou Li Lingwei (李玲蔚) – badminton champion[39] 208[40]
May 19 – May 21 Relay suspended to honor victims of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake -
May 22 Ningbo -
May 22 Jiaxing 8.2 km Lü Lin (吕林) – gold medalist table tennis player 90
May 23 – May 24 Shanghai 62.84 km
(day 1)
+
136.55 km
(day 2)
Zhuang Yong (庄泳) – gold medalist swimmer
Zhou Xun (周迅) – actress and singer
Liu Xuegen (刘学根), father of Liu Xiang (刘翔 )
Li Bingbing (李冰冰) – actress
Tony Leung Ka-Fai (梁家辉) – actor[41]
Sun Wen (孙雯) – football (soccer) player
Chen Lu (陈露) – world champion figure skater
Zhu Jianhua (朱建华) – medalist high jumper[42]
Lee Kaifu (李开复) – founder of Google China[43]
Cao Yanhua (曹燕华) – table tennis champion
416 (including 44 foreign nationals)
May 25 Jiangsu Suzhou 17 km 104[44]
May 25 Nantong 20 km 104[45]
May 26 Taizhou 12.8 km 104[46]
May 26 Yangzhou 11 km 104[47]
May 27 Nanjing 12.9 km Yang Yang (杨阳) – badminton player
Chen Peisi (陈佩斯) – actor
Gao Yuanyuan (高圆圆) – actress
208[48]
May 28 Anhui Hefei Fan Xueping (范雪平) – wushu champion
Jiang Xiaoyu (蒋效愚) – executive VP of Beijing Organizing Committee
[49]
May 29 Huainan Zhou Tao (周涛) – TV presenter
Zhang Yan (张燕) – singer
100
May 29 Wuhu Vicki Zhao (赵薇) – actress and singer 100[50]
May 30 Jixi Ding Junhui (丁俊晖) – snooker player 80[51]
May 30 Huangshan Ye Qiaobo (叶乔波) – speed skating champ 120[52]
May 31 Hubei Wuhan 20.7 km Li Xiaoshuang (李小双) – gold medalist gymnast[53]
June 1 Yichang 10 km Li Ting (李婷) – gold medalist tennis player
Karen Mok (莫文蔚)- singer[54]
208[55]
June 2 Jingzhou 18.6 km
Zeng Li (曾黎) – actress
208[56]
June 3 Hunan Yueyang 16.9 km [57]
June 4 Changsha Zhong Zhihua (钟志华) – head of Hunan University
Xiong Ni (熊倪) – 3-time gold medalist diver[58]
208
June 5 Shaoshan 79.1 km 208[59]
June 6 Guangxi Guilin Xiao Jiangang (肖建刚) – weightlifting champion
Tang Lingsheng (唐灵生) – gold medalist weighlifter[60]
June 7 Nanning 16.5 km Chen Wenzhong (陈文忠) – olympic sprinter
Mo Huilan (莫慧兰) – gymnast
[61]
June 8 Baise [62]
June 9 Yunnan Kunming 8.3 km Angela Chang (张韶涵) – Taiwanese singer and actress 208[63]
June 10 Lijiang 26 km -[64]
June 11 Xamgyi'nyilha 40.36 km Zhang Guowei (张国伟) – track & field[65]
June 12 Guizhou Guiyang 16.9 km 208[66]
June 13 Kaili 19.3 km 208[67]
June 14 Zunyi 6.3 km 208[68]
June 15 – June 16 Chongqing 17 km Gu Li (古力) – Go champion 208[69]
June 17 Xinjiang Ürümqi 12.5 km Wang Yanhong – gold medalist archer
Abuduxikeer Mijiti – boxing champion
208[70]
June 18 Kashi 7.43 km 208[71]
June 19 Shihezi -[72]
June 19 Changji 4.4 km 104[73]
June 21 Tibet Lhasa 11 km[74] Cedai Drolma – singer[75] 156[76]
June 22 Qinghai Golmud 7.5 km -[77]
June 23 Qinghai Lake 6 km 162[78]
June 24 Xining Li Chunxie – medalist racewalker -[79]
June 25 Shanxi Yuncheng 9.8 km Lu Shuming – actorZhang Weihong (张维红) – medalist handball player 104[80]
June 25 Pingyao [81]
June 26 Taiyuan 39 km Yan Weiwen – singer
Tan Jing – singer
Robin Li (李彦宏) – CEO of Baidu
208[82]
June 27 Datong 4 km 208[83]
June 28 Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center 22 Fei Junlong (费俊龙), Nie Haisheng (聂海胜) – crew of Shenzhou spacecraft 6[84]
June 29 Ningxia Zhongwei 3.3 km -[85]
June 30 Wuzhong 5.6 km 193[86]
July 1 Yinchuan -[87]
July 2 Shaanxi Yan'an 6.31 km 208[88]
July 3 Yangling 6.53 km 95[89]
July 3 Xianyang 6.9 km 113[90]
July 4 Xi'an Tian Liang (田亮) – gold medalist diver 200[91]
July 5 Gansu Dunhuang 7.6 km Fan Jinshi – director of Dunhuang Research Institute 120[92]
July 6 Jiayuguan 13.8 km 208[93]
July 7 Lanzhou -[94]
July 8 Inner Mongolia Hohhot 6.2 km Mengke Bateer (巴特尔) – pro basketball player
Pan Gang – president of Yili group[95]
208[96]
July 9 Ordos 6.3 km 104[97]
July 9 Baotou 104[98]
July 10 Chifeng 6.2 km Siqingaowa (斯琴高娃) – actress 208[99]
July 11 Heilongjiang Harbin 14.86 km Zhang Dan (张丹) & Zhang Hao (张昊) – pairs figure skating
Shen Xue (申雪) & Zhao Hongbo (赵宏博) – pairs figure skating
Sun Xue – singer
208[100]
July 12 Daqing 7.6 km 208[101]
July 13 Qiqihar 7.5 km 208[102]
July 14 Jilin Changchun 9 km Wang Chunlu – silver medalist short track skater 218[103]
July 15 Songyuan 110[104]
July 15 Jilin City 7.7 km Wang Chunli – medalist skater 108[105]
July 16 Yanji Xie Jun (谢军) – chess champion -[106]
July 17 Liaoning Shenyang 10.08 km Zhuang Xiaoyan – gold medalist in judo
Han Xiaopeng (韩晓鹏) – gold medalist freestyle skier
Li Yuwei – gold medalist shooter
Gao Hongmiaoracewalking champion
241[107]
July 18 Anshan 7.3 km Wang Yifu (王义夫) – gold medalist shooter 175[108]
July 19 Dalian [109]
July 21 Shandong Qingdao 14.5 km Zhang Xiaodong – medalist windsurfer 259[110]
July 21 Linyi 5.6 km 109[111]
July 22 Qufu 5.1 km 100[112]
July 22 Tai'an Bi Wenjinguneven bars athlete
Xing Aowei – gymnast
120[113]
July 23 Jinan 13.5 km Xing Huina (邢慧娜) – gold medalist track & field
Lin Weining – weighlifter
Wu Minxia (吴敏霞) – gold medalist diver
Qiao Yunping – table tennis champion
Guo Jingjing (郭晶晶) – gold medalist diver
243[114]
July 25 Henan Zhengzhou 7.6 km 208[115]
July 26 Kaifeng 6.6 km Chang Wu (張武) – a designer of Dancing Beijing symbol
Wang Liqun (王立群) – historian and professor of Henan University
Mark Roswell (大山) – xiangsheng – actor
Zheng Haixia (郑海霞) – medalist basketball player
208[116]
July 27 Luoyang 6.9 km 208[117]
July 28 Anyang 5.9 km 208[118]
July 29 Hebei Shijiazhuang 9.3 km Cai Yalin – medalist shooting champion
Li Meisu – medalist in shot put
188[119]
July 30 Qinhuangdao 7 km Xi Enting – table tennis champion 256[120]
July 31 Tangshan 10.1 km Qian Hong (钱红) – gold medalist swimmer
208[121]
August 1 – August 2 Tianjin 12 km 225[122]
August 3 Sichuan Guang'an 7.3 km Jiang Min – Policewoman 189[123]
August 4 Leshan 8.2 km Gao Min – gold medalist diver 185[124]
August 5 Chengdu 13.2 km Zhang Shan – gold medalist shooter 315[125]
August 6 Beijing
(outside)
16.4 km Zhang Yimou (张艺谋) – film director
Bai YansongCCTV anchor
Yang Liwei (杨利伟) – astronaut
Liu Qi (刘淇) – president of BOCOG
Li Furong – VP of BOCOG
Yao Ming (姚明) – basketball player
Song Dandan (宋丹丹) – actress
Liu Chuanzhi (柳传志) – founder of Lenovo
Wu Shaozu – former chairperson of Chinese Olympic Committee
Lang Lang – pianist
Wang Hui (汪晖) – intellectual
Yang Yuanqing (杨元庆) – Lenovo chairman
Jiang Xiaoyu – executive VP of BOCOG
JJ Lin (林俊杰) – singer
Yu Dan (于丹) – professor
Wu Jinglian (吴敬琏) – economist
Li Yongbo (李永波) – medalist badminton player
Dong Jiong (董炯) – medalist badminton player
Winfried Vahland – president of Volkswagen China
Song TaishanCoca Cola Beijing general manager
Luo Jing – Newsreporter
433[126][127][128][129]
August 7 14.58 km Liu Xuan (刘璇) – medalist gymnast
Song Zuying (宋祖英) – singer
Yang Wenjun (杨文军) – gold medalist flatwater canoer
Hu Kai – gold medalist sprinter
Han Geng - Member of South Korean Boy Band Super Junior
268[129][130]
August 8 Feng Gong (冯巩) – xiangsheng performer
Xu Zhihong – president of Peking University
-[131]
August 8 Beijing
(part of opening ceremony in Beijing National Stadium)
Xu Haifeng (许海峰) – gold medalist shooter
Gao Min (高敏) – gold medalist diver
Li Xiaoshuang (李小双) – gold medalist gymnast
Zhan Xugang (占旭刚) – gold medalist weighlifter
Zhang Jun (張軍) – gold medalist badminton
Chen Zhong (陈中) – gold medalist taekwondo
Sun Jinfang – member of team that won China's first major championship in a team sport
Li Ning (李宁) – gold medalist gymnast
-[132]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  27. ^ torchrelay shenzhen
  28. ^ torchrelay huizhou
  29. ^ torchrelay shantou
  30. ^ torchrelay fuzhou
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  32. ^ torchrelay quanzhou
  33. ^ torchrelay xiamen
  34. ^ torchrelay longyan
  35. ^ torchrelay ruijin
  36. ^ torchrelay jinggangshan
  37. ^ torchrelay zhejiang
  38. ^ torchrelay shaoxing
  39. ^ torchrelay hangzhou 1
  40. ^ torchrelay hangzhou 2
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  42. ^ torchrelay shanghai 1
  43. ^ torchrelay shanghai 2
  44. ^ torchrelay suzhou
  45. ^ torchrelay nantong
  46. ^ torchrelay taizhou
  47. ^ torchrelay yangzhou
  48. ^ torchrelay nanjing
  49. ^ torchrelay hefei
  50. ^ torchrelay wuhu
  51. ^ torchrelay jixi
  52. ^ torchrelay huangshan
  53. ^ torchrelay wuhan
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  55. ^ torchrelay yichang
  56. ^ torchrelay jingzhou
  57. ^ torchrelay yueyang
  58. ^ torchrelay changsha
  59. ^ torchrelay shaoshan
  60. ^ torchrelay guilin
  61. ^ torchrelay nanning
  62. ^ torchrelay baise
  63. ^ torchrelay kunming
  64. ^ torchrelay lijiang
  65. ^ torchrelay shangri-la
  66. ^ torchrelay guiyang
  67. ^ torchrelay kaili
  68. ^ torchrelay zunyi
  69. ^ torchrelay chongqing
  70. ^ torchrelay urumqi
  71. ^ torchrelay kashi
  72. ^ tochrelay shihezi
  73. ^ torchrelay changji
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  75. ^ torchrelay tibet
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  77. ^ torchrelay golmud
  78. ^ torchrelay qinhai
  79. ^ torchrelay xining
  80. ^ torchrelay dunhuang
  81. ^ torchrelay pingyao
  82. ^ torchrelay taiyuan
  83. ^ torchrelay datong
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  85. ^ torchrelay zhongwei
  86. ^ torchrelay wuzhong
  87. ^ torchrelay yinchuan
  88. ^ torchrelay yan'an
  89. ^ torchrelay yangling
  90. ^ torchrelay xianyang
  91. ^ torchrelay xi'an
  92. ^ torchrelay dunhuang
  93. ^ torchrelay jiayuguan
  94. ^ torchrelay lanzhou
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  96. ^ torchrelay hohhot
  97. ^ torchrelay ordos
  98. ^ torchrelay baotou
  99. ^ torchrelay chifeng
  100. ^ torchrelay harbin
  101. ^ torchrelay daqing
  102. ^ torchrelay qiqihar
  103. ^ torchrelay changchun
  104. ^ torchrelay songyuan
  105. ^ torchrelay jilin
  106. ^ torchrelay yanji
  107. ^ torchrelay shenyang
  108. ^ torchrelay anshan
  109. ^ torchrelay dalian
  110. ^ torchrelay qingdao
  111. ^ torchrelay linyi
  112. ^ torchrelay qufu
  113. ^ torchrelay tai'an
  114. ^ torchrelay jinan
  115. ^ torchrelay zhengzhou
  116. ^ torchrelay kaifeng
  117. ^ torchrelay luoyang
  118. ^ torchrelay anyang
  119. ^ torchrelay shijiazhuang
  120. ^ torchrelay qinhuangdao
  121. ^ torchrelay tangshan
  122. ^ torchrelay tianjin
  123. ^ torchrelay guang'an
  124. ^ torchrelay leshan
  125. ^ torchrelay chengdu
  126. ^ torchrelay beijing photo Aug 6
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  130. ^ torchrelay beijing Aug 7
  131. ^ torchrelay beijing Aug 8
  132. ^ Xinhuanet. "Xinhuanet." Ex-gymnast Li Ning to light cauldron for Beijing Olympics. Retrieved on August 11, 2008.