Zhang Ziyi vs. S African President at Special Olympics match

17:06, July 06, 2010      

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Zhang changes suits and shoes for playing on the field.(Photo by ifeng.com)

According to ifeng.com, the opening match of "Special Olympics Unity Cup 2010" raised its curtain at Green Point Stadium in Cape Town of South Africa on local time of July 3. Sixteen Special Olympics athletes from all over the world and some other celebrities such as Jacob Zuma, the President of South Africa, Zhang Ziyi, China's famous actress, and so on attended the friendly match on the day.

Through the friendly soccer matches, the Special Olympics hope to promote the whole society's acceptance of the mentally disabled.

Zhang Ziyi, China's famous actress, was invited to attend the match as the image ambassador of the Special Olympics. Jacob Zuma, the South African President, Hidetoshi Nakata, the former Asian Footballer, Dikembe Mutombo, famous NBA star, Christian Karembeu, former member of French Soccer football team, and others played together with those Special Olympics athletes for friendship and love.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online
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