Macao Olympic Committee Monday announced the list of 120 torch bearers who will carry the Olympic flame on May 3, and the route of the Macao-leg relay.
Among the 120 bearers, 36 were selected by the central government and the worldwide sponsors of the Olympic Games, while the SAR government invited 74 local athletes and civil servants, and recruited 10 candidates from the open torch bearer selection program.
In addition to the list, the committee also unveiled the route of the relay.
The Macao Fisherman's Wharf is both the start and finish points of the relay in Macao, which is expected to take eight hours to complete. The route will cover the city's iconic places, including Ruins of St. Paul's and Senado Square, and part of the relay will be carried out on a Dragon Boat on the island city's Sai Van Lake.
The Beijing Olympic torch relay will travel to 21 relay cities across 5 continents around the globe before its journey continues in the Chinese mainland.
As it was planned, the Olympic flame will complete its relay in Macao on May 3, and start its travel to the Chinese mainland with its first stop in Sanya of Hainan Province.
(Xinhua News Agency February 19, 2008)