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9th World Wushu Champs to open on Nov. 11
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The ninth World Wushu Championships, the largest competition of its kind in terms of the number of participants, will be held from November 11 to 17 at the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, the competition's organizers announced on Tuesday.



The Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium


According to the organizers, over 1,000 Wushu athletes, coaches, referees, and officials from 88 countries and regions will take part in 40 events that include 22 Taolu competitions and 18 Sanshou competitions.


The Taolu competitions will consist of a barehanded routine, short weapon, long weapon, and Duilian, while the Sanshou competitions have different weight categories for men and women.


One of the highlights is the introduction of musical accompaniment for Taijiquan (categorized as a barehanded routine) and Taijijian (in short weapon) to make the competitions more arresting.


The organizers have also invited Jet Li, a world-renowned action movie star, to be the goodwill ambassador for the championship in a bid to promote Wushu worldwide.


For more information on the competition, please call the hotline at +8610 6406 8888 or 6406 9999.


(BOCOG November 7, 2007)

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