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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:46 PM   #141
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University Town criket field


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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #142
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Asian Games Town Gymnasium


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Guangdong Olympic Aquatics Centre
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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:54 PM   #143
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Huangpu Sports Centre Gymnasium


olympic sports center baseball field


olympic sports center hockey field
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Old September 29th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #144
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Nansha Gymnasium


Guangzhou Olympic sports center Main stadium(also the asian games main stadium)


Guangzhou Gymnasium
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Old September 29th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #145
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Old September 29th, 2010, 02:35 PM   #146
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Aerial photograph of Guangzhou venues.

photo by《为亚运场馆航拍 圆心中一个梦想》黄东文 黄东摄

Guangzhou international tennis ceter

Absolutely stunning pictures! Very smart way to take venue photos too. So according to reports, the photographer donated his photos to the organization committee to fulfill his dream. He must have spent quite some time assembling the helicopter camera and taking the pictures.

Apparently he took pictures of some venues when they were still being constructed. Would be better if he takes more now since all venues are completed. It will require more work, but I hope he can do it and I am looking forward to seeing more of his pictures.

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I should not have missed this one...sorry...great effort of the author...the pic shows how the author took these photos.

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Old September 29th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #148
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Looks good, thanks. that answers my question on game village.

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Old September 29th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #149
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These two are my favorites

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Old September 29th, 2010, 04:57 PM   #150
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9.28 lighting on Asian Games opening ceremony rehearsal











(http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4a8a8...ls6s.html?tj=1)

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Old September 29th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #151
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this is incredible.
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Old September 29th, 2010, 11:08 PM   #152
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9.28 lighting on Asian Games opening ceremony rehearsal
(http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4a8a8...ls6s.html?tj=1)
Pictures from 163 and sina blogs cannot be hotlinked, so they are not showing properly.

The opening ceremony rehearsal looks fantastic. The pictures are really of high quality, but one has to check them out in the blog (highly recommended ).
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9.29 Medal sample press release











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Old September 30th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #155
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some great photos of games village


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Great, I hope to see something greater than Doha 2006 (opening ceremony)
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A tale of two games exposes China-India gulf
29 September 2010

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The emerging Asian giants of China and India may be locked in a battle for economic supremacy, but on the sporting front at least, China has sprinted well ahead of its southern rival.

In an illustration of some of their relative strengths and weaknesses in tackling complex infrastructure and policy-making challenges for big events, China's slick preparations for the Asian Games in Guangzhou have contrasted sharply with India's chaotic Commonwealth Games preparations in New Delhi.

Some of the problems plaguing India's Games, such as poor governance and shoddy infrastructure, carry poignant lessons as the country strives to prove itself against an aggressive, entrepreneurial and powerful competitor to the north.

While India was racing to finish venues, scrub clean an athletes' village and restore battered public confidence in the four-yearly Commonwealth Games, the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou was finishing preparations for the Asian Games, second in size to the Olympics, with 50 days to go.

"We've made comprehensive preparations," said an organiser, Hua Shan, during a tour of the Asian Games Town sprinkled with lakes, apartments for athletes and stadia built in about two years.

"We've seen the reports from India and are confident we'll do much better," she added. "Our government is fully behind this and we've had experience of putting on these big events before."

Over the past nine years, China has hosted at least six major sporting events including the 2008 summer Olympics and two East Asian Games, leading some liberal commentators to dub China's president Hu Jintao a national pride-seeking "sports fanatic".

"Sport is the new arena for asserting China's soft power," said Jean-Pierre Cabestan, a Hong Kong-based political scientist.

Besides China's urban infrastructure and deep budgets to bankroll such spectacles, inter-regional rivalries have also played a role in ensuring smooth and safe implementation.

"(Guangzhou) is clearly the third city in China after Beijing and Shanghai and they want to have their share of the cake and their share of fame, both domestically and on the international stage," added Cabestan, of Hong Kong's Baptist University.

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For India, meanwhile, images of a collapsed footbridge by a main stadium and other shoddy construction have thrown the spotlight on its infrastructure problems. While now Asia's third largest economy, for competitiveness, India is ranked just 51st overall globally by the World Economic Forum [ID:nSGE68L0C4].

"India has a deficit and public debt has increased. It's a little bit difficult to mobilise resources and focus on infrastructure and it's more decentralised so I think there are some striking differences (with China)," said Jong-Wha Lee, chief economist of the Asian Development Bank.

Besides logistics problems, India's Games have been marred by security worries, including a suspected militant attack on tourists and the possibility of religious violence flaring. China's showcase events, however, have come at a social cost in many cases including mass evictions, media censorship and the silencing of dissidents as seen for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai Expo.

In Guangzhou, hundreds of villagers in older urban areas have clashed with riot police as bulldozers razed homes in a blitz of development ahead of the Games, fuelled in part by soaring real estate prices.

Many villagers voiced anger at perceived official corruption and collusion with developers with billions ploughed into public works and as the pressure to force evictions with minimal compensation grows.

"The Asian Games have led to a tightening of freedoms," said Zhu Jianguo, a political commentator in nearby Shenzhen.

"That's the main aim of these games, to demonstrate the country's prosperity and the legitimacy of the ruling party. It also brings power and opportunities for corruption."
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Great, I hope to see something greater than Doha 2006 (opening ceremony)
I am sure it would be different and great, so far the venue itself is fabulous. I always worry about the imagination in the big shows, tired of seeing fireworks now, but I am again pretty sure Guangzhou does not lack imagination since they choose to do the ceremonies outside the stadiums.

Doha set the bar pretty high already, so let's wait and see.
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quality work, both the village and the photos. The village is so nice, and details are also handled very well.
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Guangzhou Asian Games torch "The Tide"





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I really like this torch design. It looks so aesthetically pleasing.
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