Deputy Secretary General of GAGOC Mr. Gu Shiyang (the 2nd from the right) takes photos with members of Olympic Council of Asia.
After the Guangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (GAGOC) press tours in Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand, on October 30 GAGOC press tour finally arrived in Macao. Xinhua, Nanfang Daily, Yangcheng Evening News, Guangzhou Daily, Guangdong TV, Guangzhou TV, Sina, South Morning Post, Macao TV, Macau Daily Times, Al Jazeera TV and other media both at home and abroad came to the meeting.
At the meeting
Largest Scale Asian Games
The 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou will be the largest Asian Games ever staged, said Husain Al-Musallam, director general of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). It will see athletes from 45 Asian countries and regions competing in a record 42 sports. Up to 14,000 athletes and officials will participate in the Games which will introduce the sports of cricket, dance, dragon boat, roller sport and Weiqi for the first time.
Ninety eight venues will be put into use during the games, including 62 competition venues, 28 training venues, and 8 non-competition venues like the main media centre, Asian Village and so on.
Deputy Secretary General of GAGOC Mr. Gu Shiyang (right) responded to the reporter in English.
Recruit Oversea Chinese as Volunteers
When asked about the language problem during the games, Deputy Secretary General of GAGOC Mr. Gu Shiyang responded to the reporter in English. He expressed that many universities in Guangzhou have foreign language study students, including English and other languages. Besides, Guangzhou is going to recruit oversea Chinese to be Asian Games volunteers.
(By Shanna Chu)