About Us   Jobs   Contact Us      


Ding Named Torch Bearer for 2008 Olympics
    2007-04-28 16:21:31     CRIENGLISH.com

Chinese snooker sensation Ding Junhui poses for a poster to promote the upcoming Snooker World Championship April,19,2007 in Sheffield,England. [Photo: China Foto Press]

Chinese snooker prodigy Ding Junhui has been named one of the torch bearers for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

News from Beijing based newspaper, the First, said the 20-year-old cueist will join former Chinese gymnast Sang Lan among the first batch of torch bearers, which have been confirmed by the Beijing organizing committee for the 2008 Olympic Games.

According to BOCOG, a total of 21,780 torch bearers from home and abroad will participate in the 130-day torch relay for the Games, covering 135 cities around the world.

The official solicitation for the torch bearers will kick off this June.



CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

Also on our site
China | World
• Russian Natural Gas Supplies to Balkans Halted
• Three Israeli Soldiers Killed in Friendly Fire in Gaza
• Polanski's Lawyers Seek to Have Sex Case Dismissed
• Foreign Journalists still Not Allowed into Gaza
• US VP-elect Joe Biden to Visit Pakistan
• China Curbs Overseas Trips on Public Expense
Business | Sports | SciTech
• China Issues Long-awaited 3G Licenses
• Wahaha, Danone Start Trademark Arbitration
• GM Reports 31 Percent Sales Decline in U.S. Market
• Call for More Overseas Talents
• Bulgarian Figure Skating Champion Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison
• China's Mission to Mars Set for Take-off
Life | Showbiz
• A Seemingly Endless Scandal
• Asian Art Top Show Kicks off in Beijing
• Behind-the-Scene Photos of "Look for a Star"
• Universal Pictures Movies Set New B.O. Record in 2008
• Tan Dun's Deep Pool of talent
• Top 10 Shows in 2008 
• China Drive, Afternoon, 2009-01-07
• China Drive, Afternoon, 2009-01-06
• China Drive, Morning, 2009-01-06
• Official Property Declaration System
• India handed over evidence of Mumbai attacks to Pakistan
• EU delegation holds talks to push for a cease-fire in Gaza
• Mubarak Meets with EU Troika on Gaza Situation
• Bush says any Gaza ceasefire must stop Hamas rocket fire
View the Messages