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75 Tibetans to become Olympic torch bearers in Tibet relay
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The Olympic torch relay in Tibet, scheduled for Saturday, will have 156 torch bearers including 75 Tibetans, said Dekyi Drolkar, director of Tibet's sports bureau.

The relay will cover 9.3 kilometers, she said.

The Beijing Organizing Committee of the Games of the 29th Olympiad (BOCOG) announced the torch relay schedule in Tibet was cut to one day on June 21 from the original three days of June 19 to 21.

In the one-day Lhasa leg, the flame kindled on the top of Mount Qomolangma on May 8 will join the main torch.

(Xinhua News Agency June 21, 2008)

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