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Senior official: 20,000 Olympic torch bearers to be chosen globally
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A senior official with the BeijingOrganizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games said Friday in Beijing that more than 20,000 torch bearers are to be chosen around the world.

Liu Jingmin, executive vice chairman of the organizing committee, said at a press conference that preparations for the Olympic torch relay both in China and the rest of the world are going on smoothly.

According to the plan, the torch will be relayed to Mount Qomolangma. The number of torch bearers would be 21,880, the organizing committee revealed previously.

Source: Xinhua
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