Mainland’s Olympians to visit Macao tomorrow

Mainland's gold medalists from the London Olympics are scheduled to arrive in Macao tomorrow for a three-day visit. The 70-strong delegation will be led by the Director of the State General Administration of Sports and President of the Chinese Olympic Committee, Mr Liu Peng, and his deputy, Mr Duan Shijie. It comprise 21 coaches and officials, and 47 gold medalists from 13 sports, namely shooting, fencing, sailing, weightlifting, boxing, taekwondo, walk, swimming, diving, artistic gymnastics, trampoline, table tennis and badminton. The Chief Executive, Mr Chui Sai On, is scheduled to meet the heads of the delegation tomorrow afternoon and host a banquet for the delegation afterwards, on behalf of the Government. On Monday morning, members of the delegation will share their thoughts with Macao athletes and students when they meet face-to-face at Macau Forum. At 7 pm residents get the chance to meet the Olympians at Tap Seac Multisport Pavilion during a celebratory gathering organised by the Government. The show will be produced by China Central Television (CCTV) and broadcast live by Teledifusao de Macau (TDM). Highlights will be broadcast to the whole nation on CCTV-3 at 8 pm on 1st September. The gold medalists are to visit Macao's world heritage and other main attractions before returning to Beijing on Tuesday morning. At the London Olympics, Mainland's contingent won 88 medals -- 38 gold, 27 silver and 23 bronze, and broke six world records and six Olympic records.

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