The Chinese Sports Delegation to Guangzhou 2010 announced
The newly-formed Team China includes 35 Olympic champions.
(Beijing, October 26) The Chinese Sports Delegation to the 16th Asian Games was officially formed today in Beijing, with Duan Shijie, Vice Minister in charge of the General Administration of Sport, as Chef de Mission, and three other vice sports ministers Feng Jianzhong, Xiao Tian and Cai Zhenhua as deputy chefs de mission.
Team China, consisting of 1,454 athletes, coaches and officials including 35 Olympic champions, turned out to be the biggest ever in history. The 977 Chinese athletes, 513 men and 464 women, will compete in all 447 events of 41 sports except Kabaddi, including 28 Olympic sports and 280 Olympic events, and 13 non-Olympic sports and 167 non-Olympic events.
The 16th Asian Games, scheduled to be held in south China's Guangzhou on November 12-27, 2010, will feature 42 sports, 55 disciplines and 476 events, including 28 Olympic sports and 14 non-Olympic sports. Among them 4 sports (dancesport, dragon boat, roller sports and cricket) and 2 disciplines (weiqi and xiangqi) are making their debut at the Asian Games. About 12,000 athletes and 4,000 technical officials and referees, and 10,000 media representatives from 45 countries and regions as well as 60,000 volunteers are expected to participate in Guangzhou 2010, making these Games the biggest in scale in the Asian Games history.