Olympic Torch through Shantou in May

    A torch relay ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games will take place on May 10th in Shantou. Yesterday the route of the ceremony was announced by the Shantou government. 208 torch bearers will carry the torch through downtown.

    Performances will be held at Railway Station Park, City Swimming pool, Jinsha Park, Lim Por Yen Exhibition Center Park, Shipaotai Park and the China Diving Team Training Center, where the torch will pass.

    In the performances, five twins from Chaoyang district will dress up like the five Fuwas, the five official mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.The whole distance of the torch relay is about 40 kilometers and it will last for 11.5 hours.

    Story is summarized according to Shantou Special Zone Evening (Chinese): 1, 2