Yao Ming, Zhang Ziyi support Chinese Special Olympics athletes

15:14, June 20, 2011      

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On June 19, a mobilization meeting of the 13th World Summer Special Olympics was held for the Chinese delegation at the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities. As the image ambassadors of Special Olympics International, Yao Ming and Zhang Ziyi came to give their support to the Chinese delegation.

Zhang Ziyi watches a Chinese Special Olympics athlete performing artistic gymnastics on June 19, 2011. (Fei Maohua/Xinhua)

The 2011 World Summer Special Olympics will run from June 25 to July 4 in Athens. China will dispatch a delegation with 137 people, of which 97 are athletes and 40 are coaches and workers. Chinese athletes will compete in 11 major sports and 71 events.

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