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Chinese shooting team arrives at Olympic Athlete's Villiage after six-hour flight delay from Beijing

(Xinhua)

09:35, July 23, 2012

LONDON, July 22 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Olympic shooting team arrived at the London Olympic Athlete's Villiage Sunday morning after six-hour flight delay in the Beijing Capital airport due to big rain.

"It started raining as soon as we get on the plane, and we waited for six hours before it took off," said Wang Yifu, head coach of the team. "But I asked them not to sleep now to come over jet lag."

Wang and some of his team members, including Olympic champion Du Li, took a walk at the Athlete's Villiage, and they spent nearly an hour at the post office to order some first-day issue envelopes.

"I have this hobby to collect the first-day issue envelopes at the Olympic Games," said the eight-time Olympian Wang, who ordered a total of 500 envelopes. "I think the envelopes in Athens Olympics are the best ones."

"We will go to the venue for training tomorrow," said Wang.

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