2010 Asian Games torch relay

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2010 relay scene at Huizhou

The 2010 Asian Games torch relay was held from October 12, 2010 through 21 cities in Guangdong province and 2 cities off Guangdong province before the opening ceremony on November 12, 2010. Prior to the relay, a lighting ceremony was held back on October 9, 2010. Some 2,068 torchbearers are expected to carry the torch with one of the relay was held in indoor arena. The relay in Harbin was held in the main venue of the 1996 Asian Winter Games, the Harbin Ice Hockey Rink, while the relay on October 22, 2010 was affected by Typhoon Megi as it was held under the rain.[1] The relay from November 6–8 acted as a demonstration relay.

Torch[edit]

Two torch designs were short-listed in September 2009 for the 2010 Asian Games. "The Tide"(潮流) was chosen by the organisers as the torch of the Games, defeating the "Exploit" design.[2] The Tide weighs 98g and is 70 cm long, and is tall and straight in shape, while dynamic in terms of image. The secondary official mark of the torch relay was unveiled on July 15, 2010, featuring a silhouette of a running goat holding a torch.[3]

Lighting ceremony[edit]

On October 9, 2010, the flame lighting ceremony was held at the Juyongguan at the Great Wall of China in Beijing.[4] A 22-year-old Yunnan Arts University student Kang Chen-chen (康辰晨) was chosen to light the torch.[5][6] The condition at the time of the lighting was foggy, while she tried to light the torch with a solar mirror with little sunlight. Therefore, it took upwards of 2 minutes before the torch flame could come up.[7] Kang received quite a bit of media attention afterwards. Most of it praised the way she handled the situation.[8] The cauldron was then lit-up by president Hu Jintao.[9]

Route in China[edit]

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October 12
01. Temple of Heaven
October 13
02. Zhongshan
October 14
03. Harbin
October 15
04. Changchun
05. Haiyang

Route in Guangdong[edit]

October 16
06. Zhuhai
October 17
07. Dongguan
October 18
08. Shenzhen
October 19
09. Huizhou
October 20
10. Shanwei
October 21
11. Shantou
October 22
12. Chaozhou
October 23
13. Jieyang
October 24
14. Meizhou
October 25
15. Heyuan
October 27
16. Shaoguan
October 28
17. Qingyuan
October 29
18. Zhaoqing
October 30
19. Yunfu
October 31
20. Maoming
November 1
21. Zhanjiang
November 2
22. Yangjiang
November 3
23. Jiangmen
November 4
24. Foshan
November 5
25.Square of Guangzhou municipal gate
November 6
26.Yuexiu
27.Panyu
28.Tianhe
29.Nansha
November 7
30.Luogang
31.Huadu
32.Zengcheng
33.Conghua
November 8
34.Liwan
35.Baiyun
36.Haizhu
37.Huangpu
November 9
38.Downtown Guangzhou
November 10
39.Dafushan, Panyu
November 11
40.Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center
November 12
41.Haixinsha Island[disambiguation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 图文-广州亚运会火炬传递潮州站 一同展示火炬. Sina Sports (in Chinese). 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  2. ^ "Two Torch Designs Shortlisted for Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games". Sports Biz Asia. 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Asian Games unveils Official Mark of Torch Relay". COC. 2010-07-16. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 
  4. ^ "Guangzhou Asian Games flame lit at Great Wall". gz2010.cn. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  5. ^ 杨明 杨敏 (2010-10-09). "亚运圣火10时在居庸关采火 云南女生任"圣女"". 2010.163.com. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  6. ^ "Guangzhou Asian Games flame lit at Great Wall". Sina English. Xinhua English. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  7. ^ 申伟 (2010-10-08). "亚运圣女古典走向现代 康辰晨"选秀"经验丰富". Sohu Sports. Retrieved 2010-10-09. 
  8. ^ "亚运圣女康辰晨翩翩点圣火 清纯家居写真曝光". Mop Sports. 2010-10-10. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  9. ^ "President Hu lights torch of 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games". gz2010.cn. 2010-10-12. Retrieved 2010-10-16.