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The leaders of the Macau delegation begin their tour in Zhuhai.

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More than 100 athletes, officials from Macau visit Zhuhai, Guangzhou on sports mission

Date : 21 Jul 2019

Macau, China, July 21, 2019: A delegation of more than 100 athletes and officials from Macau, China went on a two-day tour of southern China to promote sports exchange and cooperation with their neighbours in the Greater Bay Area.

The tour started on Friday morning just across the border in Zhuhai, where students joined local athletes in badminton and table tennis training.

After visiting sports halls in Zhuhai and holding a meeting with local officials, the tour moved up to Guangzhou - host city for the Olympic Council of Asia’s 16th Asian Games in 2010.

The Macau delegates attended volleyball and swimming sessions, accompanied by Lin Ying, Vice President of the Sports Bureau of Guangdong province.

The tour of Guangzhou continued on Saturday morning with a visit to a public sports centre to watch a junior five-a-side football competition and a public swimming complex, followed by a trip to Guangzhou sportswear company UCAN.

The Macau delegation was led by Mr Pun Weng Kun, President of the Sports Bureau of the Macau SAR (Special Administrative Region) government, accompanied by Mr Carson Ma, Chairman of the Youth Committee of the Sports and Olympic Committee of Macau, China, and by Mr Charles Lo, President of the Sports and Olympic Committee of Macau, China and Chairman of the OCA Media Committee.

The delegation totaled 113, including 93 athletes and coaches from volleyball, swimming, table tennis, badminton and artistic swimming.

The project was funded by the Macau Foundation, which is under the direct control of the Chief Executive of the Macau SAR government, Mr Fernando Chui Sai On, and has been established to foster exchange and cooperation in several fields such as culture, science and sport in the Greater Bay Area to promote the development of Macau and its citizens.

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